The Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships (OVPRP) is inviting applications for a research investment program intended to support faculty with an established track record of extramural funding who experience or anticipate experiencing a temporary disruption of external funding that, without VPRP support, will have a substantial adverse impact on the long-term viability of their research program. The purpose of the Bridge Funding Investment Program (BFIP) is to ensure the continuation of research projects that have the highest likelihood of restoring external funding to Principal Investigators (PIs) and align with the Strategic Research Framework (PDF). By definition, the bridge funding must connect a previous (expired or soon to expire) grant award with a new expected grant award.
All regular, ranked renewable term, and research faculty on the OU Norman and Tulsa (Norman Campus programs) campuses are eligible. The BFIP program will provide funding during the gap of time after a grant expires and the start of a new grant award (up to a maximum of 6 months) for expenditures, excluding faculty salaries, that will ensure the continuity of the research.
The application packet should be prepared and submitted as a single PDF (11 point font or greater, 1-inch margins) and should include the following:
Submit the application as a single PDF to Associate VPRP Ann West via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be evaluated by a team of selected internal faculty and/or administrators with experience in obtaining external grant funding representing the broad research and creative activity areas at OU. Evaluation will be based on the following:
If you have any questions about this opportunity, contact Ann West (email@example.com).