Bridge Fund – of the SBM Funding Opportunity
Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit
Memorial Deadline: Friday 7th, May 2021
External Deadline: Friday 7th, May 2021
The funds used for this competition draws from the larger Seed, Bridge, Multidisciplinary Fund which supports innovative research that is at a stage where it would be difficult to acquire funding for under traditional funding bodies and Tri-Agency funding programs. Each of these awards: 1. Seed, 2. Bridge, and 3. Multidisciplinary draw from the larger fund, but are distinct, categories with different goals and terms of reference. For the upcoming competition, only applications under the Bridge categories will be accepted. Application forms can be found below.
Bridge funding sustains the research programs of productive researchers through the difficult period of an unanticipated funding gap to give the researcher an opportunity to regain external funding. Bridge requests are considered when an investigator’s funded project has not been renewed and temporary support is required to retain key personnel. Requests must provide support for existing key personnel, and cannot be used for new personnel. Bridge Funding is a needs-based award designed to retain personnel and gain leverage for additional funding, so the principal applicant must outline, using his/her/their most recently-submitted application for external funding, how the bridge funding will be used to improve his/her/their scores on a future external funding application.