The School of Medicine offers bridge funding opportunities whereby certain SOM faculty members who submitted a competing grant and received a non-fundable score might be eligible for bridge funding. Bridge funding will be announced to department chairs and reviewed 3 times/year during the months of July/August, November/December and March/April:
- Investigators seeking bridge funding must have received external funding (via funded NIH R01 grant or equivalent) within the year prior to application and have reapplied for funding.
- All start-up funds by the PI must have been expended.
- The faculty members will submit a letter from their department chair and signed by their department administrator indicating their willingness to support the application and match the budget.
- The faculty member will submit their unfunded grant proposal, summary statement and response to summary statement to the bridge funding review committee.
- The grant application should have received a numeric priority score and percentile within 20 percentile points of the payline for that institution. Grants that were farther from funding, or triaged, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In the event that bridging is requested on the basis of a failed A1 and A2 application (and hence cannot be resubmitted), a plan must be submitted for a compelling new application based on the PI’s progress report and preliminary data.
- Faculty requiring bridging may ask for a total of up to $60K (up to 30K from the Dean’s office, to be matched by the same amount from their department). A detailed budget and justification should be included. Technician/graduate student/post-doctoral fellow salary support will be allowed, and salary support for PIs on a 50% line will be considered.
- Questions should be directed to Jacqueline Nicoletto at Jacqueline.Nicoletto@stonybrookmedicine.edu.