The Bridge Funding Program provides modest financial support for faculty research and scholarship during times when externally funded research programs are between grant cycles. Funds will be used to maintain ongoing research programs at a level adequate to ensure continuing viability.
Vice Provost Rick Van Kooten
The award amount will be commensurate with minimal funding levels to sustain a viable program and will be based on a review of the funding history and potential for future funding. Duplicate submissions for other internal funding programs are not permitted.
All bridge funding support will be composed of matching or cost‐sharing arrangements between the faculty member’s home department, college, or school, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
Requests must be submitted to OVPR through the college or school dean’s office and will be reviewed by OVPR.
The criteria for funding will be based on the potential for success in attracting external research funding to sustain or extend research and scholarly activities into the future.
Note: The bridge program is not intended to be a 'pilot' or 'seed' funding program. Bridge Funding is used to support on-going externally funded research programs that have lost funding.