The bridge funding program of the CU School
of Medicine was established in 2006 when reductions in the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) budget began to threaten faculty survival. Its purpose is to provide support to
principal investigators while they reapply for funding. The Bridge Funding Committee is advisory to
The Office of Research
Development calls for applications for reviews in April and November.
A total of 135 awards have been made to 113 faculty members through April
2014 in a total amount of $6.629 million.
Follow-up is available for 96 faculty
members who have received at least one award for a total of $5.6 million in
bridge funding from March 2006 through April 2013. To date about 77 percent have received a return on
investment in total research dollars of about 11-fold.
Bridge Application-Beginning Form >>
Bridge Application-Established Form >>
Bridge Funding Committee
Kay Holmes, PhD –
Bob Murphy, PhD
Marvin Schwarz, MD
Kurt Stenmark, MD
John Weil, MD
Richard Johnston, MD