Colorado Pilot Program (CO-Pilot)

Provides one-year pilot grant 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 CategoriesApplication next to a laptop

Mentored - $30,000

Junior - $30,000

CSU/CU Collaboration - $60,000


Request for Applications (RFA)

The RFA describes eligibility, award categories and application requirements.

CO-Pilot 2020 RFA


Information & Resources

2020 Key Dates

RFA Posted
July 2019

Intent to Apply Due
September 3, 2019, 5:00 pm MDT

Informational Calls 
Join via Zoom:
Phone: 1-669-900-6833, meeting ID #418361284
Calls may end early if all questions addressed
Aug 12: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Sept 23: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Cost Share Budget Review
September 20, 2019 - if applicable, RFA

Application Due
October 1, 2019, 5:00 pm MDT

Selection Notice
February 2020

Start of Award
March-June 2020

Contact Us

CO-Pilot Office

Tim Lockie

CO-Pilot Leadership

Thomas B. Campbell, MD
Natalie Ahn, PhD

CCTSI Pilot Program Coordinator

Debra Szuster