Next Bridge Funding Program deadline: Dec. 18

The Division of Research's Bridge Funding Program provides one-time financial support for Principal Investigators to sustain federally-funded research projects that were not successful with grant proposals submitted as part of program continuation.

The next application deadline for Bridge Funding is December 18, 2017. The size of the award will not exceed $50,000. Applications will be accepted three times a year.

Faculty salary cannot be supported through this mechanism and will remain the responsibility of the unit (college, school, department, center, or institute) that incurred the original obligation. Letters of support will be required from the department chair, and dean or director responsible for providing salary and space support to the applicant.

PIs who have submitted a proposal for national funding but who have not been reviewed yet should not submit an application until there is clear evidence that funding was denied. External original and complete review documents of the grant to be bridged, including priority scores, reviewers' comments, will be needed for the Bridge Funding application.

For application and submission details, please click HERE.

Please pay careful attention to eligibility criteria:

  • Has lost, or will lose most of his or her extramural federal funding within 12 months of the Bridge Funding application deadline
  • Received extramural federal funding within 18 months of the application for Bridge Funding
  • Has made substantial efforts to re-establish funding through submission of competitive renewal applications

Awards will be competitive, and all applications may not be funded.

If you have questions about the Bridge Funding program, please contact Sarah James at or 313-577-8997. To view information and deadlines for all our internal funding programs for this academic year, please visit our Internal Funding website.

If you have questions about entering and uploading your internal funding proposal to Evisions, please contact Tim Foley at or 313-577-8357. If assistance is required with technical issues related to Evisions, please contact

Contact info

Julie O'Connor

Director, Research Communications
Phone: 313-577-8845