The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research has released its call for proposals for the FY17 winter OHSU Presidential Bridge Funding Program. Bridge funding is available for established investigators threatened by an imminent lapse in research support. Investigators can request up to $50,000 in funding for one year to help bridge them while they generate data to restore funding. Up to 3 awards will be made this funding cycle.
Awards are available only to OHSU investigators. The PI must be an independent scientist. Independence is defined by rank at the level of assistant professor or above; committed institutional support such as space and salary; a track record of first-authored or senior-authored publications; a recent history of federal (or similar) funding; and imminently planned or pending application for funding on a national level. Postdoctoral fellows and similar trainees are not eligible to apply.
Applications must include the following:
- Bridge Funding Request describing the need for bridge funding, efforts that have already been made to secure funding and how bridge funds will be used to increase the likelihood of funding renewal
- Letter of support from department chair or unit head documenting, among other things, any institutional commitment to the PI during the bridging period and beyond
- Reviewer comments and priority scores
- CV or biosketch