CU Population Center

Institute of Behavioral Science

Seed Funding

A central aim of CUPC is to provide early support for innovative, collaborative projects with the potential to substantially advance population science. In general, priority for funding will be given to junior researchers and to projects that fall within CUPC’s primary and emerging research areas, all of which are related to the mission of the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch

Seed Grants

Seed grants are offered twice annually through a competitive call among affiliates. These grants (up to $25,000) are designed to support preliminary research and associated expenses needed for the recipient to develop a competitive proposal for external funding.

Rapid Response Grants

Rapid response grants are smaller in size (usually <$3,000) and available on a rolling basis.

Contact Info

Jason Boardman

Jason Boardman, Development Core Director

For questions about grants, email

Anni Magyary

Anni Magyary

For help with budgets, email

Recent Grant Recipients​

Kate Coleman-Minahan

The impact of sociopolitical events on immigrant young adults’ fertility preferences


Amanda Carrico

Health stress and infant health outcomes in Bangladesh


Jane Menken, Krister Andersson, and Alan Zarychta

Sustaining Improvements in Health Service Delivery and Health under Decentralization Reform: Current and Future Collaborative Research in Honduras


Colleen Reid and Jessica Finlay

Toxic Homes? A mixed-methods study of Marshall Fire health impacts


Christine Steeger

Understanding Disparities in Nicotine and Cannabis Vaping among Youth


Terry McCabe and John O’Loughlin

Dynamics of climate change impacts in Kenya: Extending a panel survey to multiple livelihood, population, migration, and ethnic contexts

$5,650 from CUPC and $5,000 from IBS

Amanda Stevenson

Countering pronatalism with rigorous demography and social science


Ryan Masters

Nudged Into an Early Grave: The Proliferation of American Lethal Environments and Increases in Adolescent and Young Adult Mortality in the United States


Patrick Krueger

Race/Ethnic and Education Disparities in the Types of Diets Consumed among U.S. Adults


Guofeng Cao

Understanding Community Disaster Resilience with GeoAI and Big Geospatial Data