CU Denver Grants and Awards


The CU Denver Office of Research Services (ORS) has discretionary funding to encourage and support creative activities on the downtown campus. They are committed to awarding such funds to increase faculty productivity and to enhance CU Denver’s reputation. All ORS grants require matching funding from CAM, between 20%-100% match.

All documents updated August 2020.


Center for Faculty Development

  • Young Upwardly Mobile Professor (YUMPS) Grants Young Upwardly Mobile Professor (YUMPS). $500/year. Tenure-track faculty. Rolling deadline.  YUMPs grants provide support to tenure-track faculty at the University of Colorado Denver (downtown) for activities that advance them toward tenure. Funded activities can include: attending professional conferences, hiring a research assistant, or buying books/software. NO CAM match is required this year

2020-2021 YUMPS Grant Applications:

  • Fall Deadline: September 18, 2020
  • Spring Deadline: January 29, 2021
  • Late Spring Deadline (if remaining funds are available): April 10, 2021




Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Grants

  • 2019-20 Office of Research Services (ORS) CRC Interdisciplinary Fellowship

     OPEN TO ALL CU DENVER FULL-TIME FACULTY with RESEARCH in their contracts (tenured, tenure-track, clinical track. Instructors are not eligible). 
    Application for the ORS CRS Interdisciplinary Fellowship Deadline: June 21