Bridge Funding Program


The Bridge Funding Program provides up to one year and $75,000 of internal funding to support highly successful researchers when time-limited disruptions occur in extramurally funded research programs. A standing committee evaluates the proposals.

Bridge Program Details

  • A primary appointment in the Long School of Medicine
  • Must have an established track-record of extramural funding, and may anticipate a temporary gap in funds. This temporary suspense would adversely impact the long-term viability of the applicant’s research program.
  • Eligible investigators should demonstrate that loss of all extramural funding is imminent within three to six months of the Bridge application due date.
  • Investigators who have received LSOM Bridge Funding within the previous two years are not eligible.
  • Up to $75,000 support for a period of 12-months (excluding faculty salaries). Smaller budgeted proposals are acceptable and reviewed under the same eligibility criteria.
  • Bridge applicants should design their budget for the minimum funding needed to sustain their research program. Applicants may include departmental cost-sharing support in their budget with pre-approval from the Departmental Chair.

The Office for Research has awarded up to $300K in Bridge Funding in cycle two of FY 2023.