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Colorado Pilot Program (CO-Pilot)

Provides one-year pilot awards to encourage cross-disciplinary and collaborative research in clinical and translational medicine.

Translational research is intentionally broadly defined and includes any basic, pre-clinical or clinical research with promise to improve human health. Basic research at the cellular and molecular level, pre-clinical research in animal models, clinical research in humans, and outcomes or health services research are all eligible if the ultimate goal is to improve human health.

RFA issued in July, Applications due in October, Selection in February.

CO-Pilot Award Categories

  • Mentored - $30,000
  • Junior - $30,000
  • CSU/CU Collaboration - $60,000

Request for Applications (RFA)

The RFA describes eligibility, award categories, and application requirements.

Information & Resources

How to Apply

Step 1: Submit Intent to Apply

Detailed information is provided in the RFA

  • The Mandatory online Intent to Apply Form collects minimal information and must be submitted online. Submission by any other means will not be accepted.
  • ​The Intent to Apply is not binding, and information may be revised by applicants during the application process.
  • Submission of the online Intent to Apply Form will generate a confirmation email with your Intent Number, required to Login to the Application system in August.
  • All applicants who submit an Intent to Apply are eligible to submit an Application - this program does not utilize an invitation process.
Submit Intent to Apply   Deadline: September 3, 2019 (5pm MDT)
Step 2: Submit Application

Detailed information is provided in the RFA

  • Login credentials are the PI First Name/Last Name/Intent Number from your Intent to Apply confirmation email.
  • The Application consists of an online Application Form and the Proposal PDF attachment, which must be submitted online. Submission by any other means will not be accepted.
  • The online Application Form can be revised as needed until final submission, and will be converted into the Cover Page for your application after submission.
  • The Proposal must be formatted as a single PDF document, and will be comprised of the Abstract, Research Plan, References, Multiple PI Plan (if applicable), Budget and Justification, Biosketches, Letters of Support (if applicable), and 2019 Checklist Form.
  • The Application system will allow you to review and revise your Application Form and Proposal PDF attachment as often as you wish using the “Save and Return Later”  function.  You may withdraw an unsubmitted application using the "Login to Withdraw Unsubmitted Application" function from the appropriate Program homepage. 
  • Submission of the Application will generate a confirmation email with your Application Number, required to Login to obtain Results in February.
  • Once your application is submitted using the “Submit Final Application” function, you will not be able to make any modifications to your Application.  If you wish to withdraw your application after formal submission, please email Debra Szuster​ with your full name and application number. 
Submit Application - CLOSED   Login with PI Name and Intent #
   Deadline: October 1, 2019 (5pm MDT)

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