Institutional Support for Research
Research Enhancement Fund
The Dean of the School of Medicine has put into place three programs to provide institutional support for faculty research, (1) a Bridge Grant Program, (2) a New Project Grant Program, and (3) Laboratory Supplements for Successful Proposals Program. Overall Guidelines for the program describe eligibility requirements, a brief description of the application procedure, evaluation criteria, and reporting responsibilities for funded proposals. The deadlines for submission to the Bridge Grant and New Project Grant Programs are March 9, July 9, and Nov. 9. There is no deadline for submission to the Laboratory Supplements for Competitive Proposals Program.
The purpose of the Bridge Grant program is to assist investigators who have previously been funded and are experiencing a temporary disruption in their extramural support. These investigators can request up to two years of support through this mechanism. Bridge Grant Submission Guidelines contain the requirements for preparation of these proposals.
The purpose of the New Project Grant program is primarily focused on support for new faculty whose start-up funding could not effectively support their current research programs. Funding of new research directions from established faculty will also be considered. These grants will provide funding for one year, and will require a commitment of Departmental/Center support. New Project Proposal guidelines where submission details can be obtained.
The purpose of the Laboratory Supplements for Successful Proposals program is to provide direct laboratory support for investigators which receive grants from the NIH, NSF, or DOD. Details can be found at Laboratory Supplements for successful grants.