Bridge Funding Program IUPUI

About this opportunity




Alicia Gahimer,



Award cycle:

FY 2018-19

Funding available:

$30,000 grant, $15,000 school match; $45,000 total project

The Bridge Funding Program provides assistance for the maintenance of ongoing research efforts while the investigator is receiving a secured award, or is responding to a grant. Priority will be given to investigators with competitive scores and a track record of external funding.


Eligible PIs

All full-time tenure-track faculty having an appointment of Assistant Professor and above

Ineligible PIs

  • Faculty in visiting ranks
  • Research scientist ranks



$30,000 grant, $15,000 school match; $45,000 total project.

Not Allowed

  • Travel expenses are not allowed unless necessary for completion of the proposed work.
  • Funds will not be granted for similar projects currently supported by other internal or external funding mechanisms at the campus or university level.

Application requirements

  • Bridge funding applications must be forwarded to Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research by your school, and require the school to provide 1/3 of the funding.
  • Contact Alicia Gahimer for the name of your school contact person, then submit your application to the appropriate office or person in your school.
  • Projects will be limited to one (1) year in duration.
  • Applications for a second Bridge for the same project or research will not be accepted.

Application sections include:

  • Cover page
  • Abstract
  • Project Plan not to exceed five pages
  • References cited
  • Budget and Justification
  • Biographical Sketch or CV not to exceed five pages, include funding history
  • Letters of support from collaborators and department chair
  • IRB, IACUC, and/or IBC forms if applicable