The Colorado Applied Research and Action Network (CARAN) is a network of researchers interested in improving the lives with Colorado residents by partnering with state and local governments to strengthen coordinated and efficient person-centered services.

Members are proven experts in a variety of subject areas and/or research and evaluation methods. To begin the process of working with a specific CARAN member for your project, please contact the Colorado Lab.

CARAN SENIOR FELLOWS are leaders in their field, with significant experience and expertise leading complex research projects.  Most senior fellows are faculty at universities.  Others are directors of non-profit or private research firms.  CARAN senior fellows are thought leaders, grounded in the literature and knowledgeable about the innovative and emerging policies and practices in their discipline.  Senior fellows have also demonstrated success in interdisciplinary or cross-system collaboration with government partners. Apply here.

Meet the Senior Fellows

CARAN EARLY CAREER FELLOWS are faculty at Colorado institutes of higher education who are typically within seven years of their first faculty appointment.  These are typically individuals with strong methodological and subject matter expertise who are seeking opportunities to connect their work to Colorado policy and practice.  The Colorado Lab will select a small cohort of early career fellows for a one-year appointment following the 2019 Summer Institute for Early Career Faculty.

CARAN Summer Institute: Designing Research for Action

Opportunity for Colorado early career faculty

In June 2019, the Colorado Lab will hold a summer institute for Colorado early career faculty. This workshop will focus on designing research for action, balancing tenure expectations and applied work, planning strategic communication, and positioning research to be competitive for external funding opportunities. Registration for this multi-day institute will be available in early 2019.