CIRES supports a Graduate Student Research Award program to promote student scholarship and research excellence. The goal of the program is to recognize the scholarship and merit of CIRES’ outstanding graduate students. Any current Ph.D. student that is formally supervised by a CIRES Fellow or CIRES Researcher is eligible for this one-time award opportunity. Applications… Read More

In honor of George C. Reid, one of the four founding CIRES Fellows, and his wife Joan, who passed away in 2011 and 2015 respectively, the George C. and Joan A. Reid Memorial Scholarship Fund awards $1,500 to an outstanding CIRES graduate student. To be eligible for nomination, graduate students must be currently enrolled in… Read More

The Innovative Research Program encourages novel, unconventional, or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. The 2019 IRP competition opened February 11, 2019 and applications will be due March 25, 2019. More info here.… Read More

Please complete your DEPA (Conflict of Interest) form for 2019. DEPAs are required for proposal submission and receipt of new grant funding. Click here for more information.… Read More

Reminder – please be sure to notify CIRES Proposals of any upcoming proposals, as soon as possible (ideally 3 weeks prior to deadline), for optimal service. This includes all funding opportunities, including participation on other CU department submissions, for which CIRES will need to build your budget. Please contact… Read More

CIRES Finance is here to answer your questions, let us be your first point of contact for any questions regarding award management. The University frequently sends out notices or odd messages that may be confusing. If you have questions, please route them to your post-award administrator at CIRES first. We’ll assist in getting those answers!… Read More

If you plan on taking CU-tagged equipment off-site for more than 2 weeks, please email our CIRES Property team prior to your departure in order to complete an Off-Site Equipment Agreement Form. If you have any questions about taking equipment off-site, please contact CIRES Property team or the CIRES Property Manager, Nicole Joy… Read More

Pre-awardThe CIRES Proposal Team is checking the federal funding agency sites daily to identify any proposal due date extensions resulting from the lengthy shutdown. As we become aware of extensions, the team will communicate directly with the PIs affected. NSF has created a Resumption of Operation Page and asked that proposers, awardees and reviewers who… Read More

Dear CIRES Colleagues, So! After today’s announcement by the President and positive signals from Congressional leaders, the federal government is poised to reopen fully under spending bills that would be effective for three weeks, until February 15. Those of you who have been working outside your normal offices and laboratories, with limited or no access… Read More

The Finance Office Proposal Team ( is here to assist with your proposal submissions. At this time, CU’s Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) is recommending PIs proceed with submissions despite the fact we may not have all the required information from our federal partners.  Once the government re-opens, OCG will be able to demonstrate… Read More