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Bridge Funding for Grant Lapses

School of Medicine Research Development


Bridge Funding

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 Dean.  

The Office of Research Development calls for applications for reviews in April and November.

From the first review in 2006 through April 2014, 135 awards have been made to 113 faculty members in a total amount of $6.629 million. From the start through April 2013, 96 of these awardees, who received $5.6 million in bridging awards, have gained $60.4 million in total research dollars, a nearly 11-fold return on investment of bridge-funding grants.

Bridge Application-Beginning Form >>
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Bridge Funding Committee

Kay Holmes, PhD – Committee Chair

Bob Murphy, PhD

Raphael Nemenoff, PhD

Marvin Schwarz, MD

Kurt Stenmark, MD

John Weil, MD

Richard Johnston, MD