The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research has released its call for proposals for the 2014-2015 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 10 awards will be made this funding cycle.
Awards will be made 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.
Please note the following changes for FY2015:
- PI salary is no longer allowed under this mechanism because new OHSU-wide PI bridging policies are currently being developed. This mechanism is meant to support programmatic costs such as research staff, supplies, etc.
- The research plan section of the application has been shortened to 4 pages.