Bridge Funding Program

The Bridge Program is designed to span a gap for researchers who have temporarily lost significant external research funding.

Eligibility

Full-time Baylor faculty members may apply for Bridge funding. Additionally, bridge funding is limited to:

  • Faculty who have exhibited a successful track record of extramural funding spanning a minimum of the four consecutive years prior to application and who have lost all of their research support at the time of application; or
  • Faculty who have exhibited a successful track record of extramural funding spanning a minimum of the four consecutive years prior to application and who have lost the majority of their research support and all of their summer salary support at the time of application.

The faculty member must provide evidence demonstrating efforts to establish or re-establish funding before becoming eligible for bridge funding support.

A one to one matching of OVPR funds by the department, college, or school or some combination of these funding sources is required.

Applicants must obtain approval from the department chair and dean of the college or school prior to submission of a bridge funding request.

Maximum Funding Allowed

  • A single bridge funding request may not exceed $50,000 (inclusive of matching funds from the department, college, or school).
  • Bridge funding may be awarded for only one year.

Deadline

Bridge funding requests may be submitted at any time. However, requests that are approved for funding are disbursed in the next fiscal year (June 1 to May 31) with a start date of June 1.

Forms and Guidelines