last updated: Monday, October 2, 245 pm Shutdown averted for now Congress has passed a stopgap spending measure, continuing most federal funding until November 17 and averting a partial government for now. Please watch this space for updates in early-mid November. Below, we’ve preserved guidance that may become relevant at that point… ———————————————————————————————- The answers… Read More

Effective September 1, 2023, all rental car reservations for official university business travel must be made in Concur or with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT) directly. This includes any reservations for non-employee guest travelers. If you book the rental car directly with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT) a $20 service fee will also be charged. The discount… Read More

Starting at 12 p.m. Friday, October 6 through 8 a.m. Monday October 9, Concur will be unavailable for the entire CU System. This planned outage is because University Information Services (UIS) will move physical equipment to a new, modern facility on the Anschutz Medical Campus. During this time, no international travel requests will be able… Read More

Libby O’Neall joined the Post Award Team as a Finance Coordinator on September 5. Libby is a recent graduate of CU Boulder. During her undergrad, she worked in CMCI as a finance assistant.  Lauren Stockwell joined the Post Award Team as a finance manager on September 11. Lauren has worked at CU since 2018. She… Read More

AGU Fall 2023 Meeting San Francisco, CA & Online Everywhere, December 11-15, 2023 AMS 2024 104th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD & Online, January 28 – February 1, 2024 If you plan to attend a conference in person, you must complete a CIRES Employee Travel Request via Inside CIRES and seek approval from CIRES Travel prior to… Read More

Do you have an upcoming proposal but not sure how to proceed? You have options! Log into InsideCIRES and navigate to the Proposal Tool by clicking either the “View All Proposals” or “Manage Proposals” buttons from the InsideCIRES home screen. Select the “Add New” button at the top left of the screen to create a… Read More

All travel requires approval from CIRES Travel before any trip costs can be booked.    When traveling internationally, please allow extra time, as the approval process has additional layers and can be lengthy.  RIO must approve all international travel. If traveling to a high-risk destination, further approval is required from the Provost. Please follow the below… Read More

The Pre-Award team would like to share best business practices to help ensure a smooth proposal submission process. Please contact the CIRES Proposal team at for assistance with upcoming proposals. If CU/CIRES is the lead on an upcoming proposal, please notify the Proposal Team of your proposal as soon as possible, or at least… Read More

Dear CIRES Colleagues,  It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to our new CIRES Finance Director, someone who many of you already know quite well: Annie Fudale. Annie has worked for CIRES on the Finance Team since 2018, progressively taking on more responsibility and demonstrating outstanding leadership skills. I am pleased she will be… Read More