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Bridge Grants – Now Accepting Applications

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: UFHCC Cancer-Focused Bridge Grant Program 

This Bridge Grant Program is designed to support promising new research or competitive renewals that have nearly missed funding pay lines. Applicants must have a strong plan to use bridge funds to address critiques and a definitive timeline for resubmission. The research must have strong cancer relevance; clinical, basic and population research grants are all acceptable. Applications to federal funding agencies (NIH, DOD, AHRQ, etc) are eligible, however priority will be given to NCI R01, U01, or P01 applications.

Applicants must have received a review summary statement dated within the last 12 months. For NIH proposals, applications must have been ranked <30th percentile. For other agencies with descriptive adjectives for their evaluation criteria, applications must have received a rating of at least Excellent. Full-time UFHCC faculty members in Gainesville may apply. Newly recruited faculty with start-up packages are not eligible.


  1. The maximum award for these grants is $75,000 direct cost for each award. No IDC is allowed.
  2. The award is for a period of one year and all funds are expected to be expended during that term.

Applications should be submitted to Wendy Malorzo at by February 15, 2017. Funds will be released in May 2017.

For additional information on eligibility and application requirements, please review the Application Guidelines. he intent of this grant mechanism is to provide interim support for existing investigator-initiated, cancer-related, research projects that have been highly rated by national panels of peer reviewers in recent federal competitions but were not funded. Allowable federal competitions include but are not limited to those conducted by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, etc. The applicant must have received a peer review summary statement indicating high scientific merit. Applications for bridge funding on proposals that were not scored will not be accepted for funding.