A principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator (Co-PI) is the faculty member identified in the grant/contract as having oversight of the project , and who is responsible for the intellectual and applied aspects of the project. They will work with the
College’s Manager of Grants and Contracts to facilitate management of the work and its associated administrative duties.
Since the institutional responsibility for meeting these obligations is vested in the PI, only individuals in the categories shown below are deemed qualified and can be authorized to be PIs or Co-PIs for s[sponsored projects. Others may be authorized
as PIS or Co-PIs with the prior written approval of the dean or associated dean and/ or department chair.
Tenured or tenure-track faculty (professor, associate professor, assistant professor)
Clinical teaching track faculty
Research associates, where this status has been requested and approved*
The CU Denver Office of Research Services (ORS) is the overarching faculty development component of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research. ORS provides individual funding searches, workshops, and other funding resources.
For assistance with human subjects research determination and protocol approval.
CAP and CU Denver Internal Funding Opportunities
CAP Funding Opportunities
CAP EVOLVE Seed Grants provide opportunities for extending your current research and creative work. These grants provide up to $10,000 to individuals or teams for research and creative work that advance the CAP mission to ignite evolution that enriches
places for people and the planet.
These funds are intended to support a new or ongoing project, in order to leverage additional support.
Select: ORS Funding Announcement and Grant Application Forms
ORS has discretionary funding to encourage and support creative activities on the downtown campus. We are committed to awarding such funds to increase faculty productivity and to enhance CU Denver’s reputation. See the ORS website for proposal due dates and proposal submission information.
YUMPS provides support to tenure-track assistant professors at the University of Colorado Denver (Denver Campus) as they advance toward tenure. Funded activities can include: attending professional conferences or a professional development training/workshop,
hiring a research assistant, or purchasing books, software, or specialized equipment.
The President’s Fund for the Humanities (PFH) was established to promote and enhance the humanities on and across campuses and in the wider community, and to preserve balance in the university’s programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities.