The OSU College of Medicine announced recently the establishment of a Bridge Funding Grant Program to support independent faculty research. Based on the continued low federal grant pay lines, the program was created to provide short-term bridge funding support to faculty with favorably reviewed, but unfunded, federal research projects to enhance the likelihood that PIs will be successful in securing extramural funding, specifically funding with full indirect costs.
Applications for the grant must meet specific criteria established by the college (see application), including faculty rank and protected time, demonstration of need, productivity of research program, and competitive federal application. Awards will be determined by a designated institutional review panel comprised of clinical and basic science investigators in the OSU College of Medicine who are currently funded and who have grant review experience at a national level. The major criterion will be the realistic expectation of ROI to the COM in the form of future research funding. Awards are limited up to $75,000 and intended to primarily support laboratory personnel, supplies and other required expenses.
There will be multiple application deadlines per year, with the first occurring on June 30, 2012, the second on September 30, 2012, and the third on December 31, 2012. All applications are due to the COM Office of Research by 5:00 PM on the designated deadline day.
Questions of eligibility should be addressed with the Vice Dean for Research’s office in the COM prior to submission.
Bridge Funding Guidelines and Application.docx