Four CSU student researchers to receive nearly $1M in Boettcher Foundation grants

By: Steve Thursday January 31, 2013 0 comments Tags: Bill Farland, Boettcher Foundation, Fort Collins, Tinting Yao

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FORT COLLINS - Four Colorado State University students will receive nearly $1 million in grants from the Boettcher Foundation to fund their biomedical research over the next three years, CSU announced.

The funding is intended to support early career biomedical investigators in their transition to independent research. Each researcher selected will receive $225,000 over a three-year period.

Two researchers will be selected this year, followed by another in 2014 and another in 2015.

"The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees has been pleased with the outcomes of our Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program during its first three years of existence, and they have approved another allocation for 2013 through 2015," said Bill Farland, CSU vice president for research.

Nominations are being accepted by Farland's office, which will manage the competition and peer-review process. Application inquiries should be sent to Linda Foster at [email protected] or call 970-492-4038.

"The resources provided by the Boettcher Foundation has allowed me to pursue a new line of research that was difficult to obtain funding for initially," said Tinting Yao, who was selected to receive funding from the program in 2011.

'The prestige associated with the award also contributed positively to recognition by colleagues in my field and my ability to obtain funding from federal agencies, including NIH and NSF."

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