A central aim of the CU Population Center is to provide early support for innovative, collaborative projects with the potential to substantially advance understanding in one of CUPC’s central research themes, all of which are related to the mission of the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (PDB).
For this purpose, CUPC awards approximately $50,000 in Developmental Grants each year. This includes both larger Pilot Research Grants for amounts between $3,000 and $20,000 as well as Rapid Response Small Grants limited to $3,000.
Please contact Jason Boardman, Development Core Director, for any questions about these grants. Also, see below for a list of current and prior projects supported by the CUPC seed grant program.
In addition, the Institute of Behavioral Science also offers pilot grants for projects. Population-focus scholars with a project that does not fully fall within the scope of NICHD Population Dynamics Branch activities can apply for these funds instead.
Finally, the CU – Boulder Research and Innovation Office offers larger seed grants to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and which many of our affiliates have obtained to further develop extramural research grant applications and fully develop research projects.