Upcoming Bridge Deadline to Submit Applications: May 1, 2022

The Provost's Office provides bridge funding to support faculty to span a gap in critical research programs.

  • Faculty with a track record of extramural funding who have lost all of their research support at the time of the Bridge application, or who will lose all of their research support within six months of the Bridge application deadline.
  • Junior faculty with a record of productivity who have exhausted their startup funds, but who have not yet obtained their first research funding (including an RRF award) either as a PI or as a co-investigator.
  • A facility providing a key resource to multiple faculty that has lost extramural support. One faculty member should submit the proposal on behalf of the team.
  • Awards are a maximum of $50,000 for one year from the Provost, and a 1:1 matching commitment is required from the department.
  • Please see the Bridge Funding webpage for complete eligibility requirements, directions for the application and submission process, budget information, the notification of award, and the post-award process.
  • For the May 1, 2022, deadline, proposals may reduce the school/department match by half for Bridge Funding applicants facing COVID caregiving challenges.

At the time funding is established or re-established, unspent funds will be returned to the Bridge program so that others can benefit

These programs are not intended to initiate new research projects. For those needs, researchers should apply to the Royalty Research Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Luetjen at luetjen@uw.edu or visit our web site for guidance and FAQs. Please forward this announcement as appropriate.

Thank you,

Karen H. Luetjen

Manager of Internal Research Funding

Office of Research