Colorado Pilot Grant 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

Early-Stage Investigator Diversity Award - $30,000

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

2021 Key Dates

RFA Posted
Early July 2020

Intent to Apply Due
September 8, 2020, 5:00 pm MT

Informational Calls
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Aug 10: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Join via Zoom
Phone: (346) 248-7799, meeting ID #920 8845 7789

Sept 23: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Join via Zoom
Phone: (346) 248-7799, meeting ID #97761764834

Calls may end early if all questions addressed

Cost Share Budget Review
September 25, 2020

Application Due
October 1, 2020, 5:00 pm MT

Selection Notice
February 2021

Start of Award
May 2021

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Contact Us

CO-Pilot Office

Tim Lockie

CO-Pilot Leadership

Natalie J. Serkova, PhD
Sue Vandewoude, DVM

CCTSI Pilot Program Coordinator

Debra Szuster

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