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The UNC School of Medicine is now accepting applications for the first round of Bridge / Boost Funding for Fiscal Year 2021. The deadline for applications is October 2, 2020

The SOM Office of Research is now accepting applications for the first round of Bridge and Boost funding 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 in the most recent review cycle (June / July 2020). The maximum amount provided from the Dean’s Office for Bridge Funding is $50,000. For more information about eligibility and application requirements for Bridge Funding, please read the October 2020 RFA here.

Boost funding on the other hand are designed to boost the chances of funding for a new NIH grant (or similar) that has been reviewed favorably but needs additional revisions and preliminary data in order to be funded on resubmission. Up to $25,000 will be provided to successful applicats for lab supplies, animal expenses, core services, and salary for research personnel. For more information about applications for Boost funding, please visit the link here for the current RFA.

The Deadline for Bridge / Boost Applications is 5 p.m. on October 2, 2020. With any questions, please reach out to .