New Round of SOM Bridge Funding

Submissions for the current round of SOM Bridge funding are currently being accepted. the deadline for submission is April 24, 2019.

When Apr 24, 2019
from 12:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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The School of Medicine is opening the final round of applications for Bridge Funding for this fiscal year. Bridge funding provides continued support for successful research projects that suffer a lapse in funding. Investigators eligible for funding in this round should have had a competing renewal application for an R01 or equivalent grant reviewed in the most recent review cycles. 

Bridge funding is a critical resource for SOM faculty, and a high proportion of bridge funding recipients have been successful in renewing their NIH support. Thus, a competitive bridge funding application must demonstrate a high likelihood of receiving NIH funding upon resubmission. 


Eligibility criteria:

1. Support is requested for the renewal of a funded R01 (or equivalent).

2. The application has been reviewed and received a written critique. (If the gran't NIH number identified the grant as a "new" grant, it could still be eligible for bridge funding if certain conditions are met. Please refer to the RFA linked below for more details).

3. The PI has no more than 2 active R01s or the equivalent level of funding.

4. The PI does not have more than $50k of additional sources of lab support, e.g. trust fund, startup, retention, royalties.

5. The grant under consideration must be administered in an SOM unit. 

6. The department agrees to match the funding from the Dean's Office.

Bridge funding will not be provided for faculty submitting a first-time R01 based on research from a K grant. 

For a list of the materials required to apply for this program, please carefully review the RFA which can be found under Bridge Funding in the OoR Funding section on our website

The deadline for submission of applications is 5PM Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Applications should be submitted to Jennifer Brennan, G060 Bondurant (OoR_submissions@med.unc.edu). Please call Jennifer with any questions, 966-8089.

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