OVPR Internal Funding Programs

OVPR 2020 Internal Funding Programs

Bridge Funding Program

Bridge funding provides financial support for existing research programs for which external funding sources are expended. The funding needs to support the continuation of the operations of a lab or program in order to avoid ending the program while external support is being reviewed or pursued. Bridge funding must be used in a strategic and coordinated way to maintain project/lab momentum while assuring effective use of limited resources. The program funds may be used to retain key personnel, the performance of limited laboratory or other research activity to permit the accumulation of new data essential to renew a source of external funding, or to prevent major disruptions in the continuation of research activities that would negatively impact the ability to secure continuation funding from external sponsors. It is expected that all discretionary monies available to an investigator will be expended before using funding provided through this program. Learn more