SOM Office for Research Accepting Applications for Gap Research Funding Program

December 13, 2022 by jta6n@virginia.edu

Image of MicroscopeWith support from the SOM Office for Research, the School of Medicine announces another round of its Gap Research Funding program, with a deadline of January 16, 2023.

Gap funding covers submitted and scored applications that are not renewals and would not fall under bridge funding criteria. Gap funding eligibility requires a scored, peer-reviewed federal grant proposal, such as:

  • Scored new NIH proposals that follow from non-renewable, national peer-reviewed awards, such as DOD, AHA, or other foundations.
  • Scored NIH proposals for NEW projects. Please apply to the Bridge/Interim program if the proposal represents a continuation of a previously project that was not re-funded at competitive renewal.

For projects with annual direct costs ≥$180,000, faculty can request total Gap funding up to $70,000 over a 12-month period. For projects below that threshold, a total of $40,000 may be requested.

Funding of Gap awards will be shared as follows:

For projects with annual direct costs ≥$180,000

  • School of Medicine – 5/7 (e.g., $50,000 of a $70,000 request)
  • Department – 2/7 (may include faculty salary coverage)

For projects with annual direct costs <$180,000

  • School of Medicine – 5/7 (e.g., $28,570 of a $40,000 request)
  • Department – 2/7 (may include faculty salary coverage)

Eligible PIs must have primary appointments in the School of Medicine.

Application package:

  • Application form, which can be e-signed. The Chair’s signature affirms her/his pledge of departmental support: no chair’s letter required.
  • Specific aims and budget of reviewed grant.
  • Copy of the study section review.
  • Budget for requested gap funding.
  • PI biosketch, including other support.

To download the application form, visit the Office for Research website.

Send the application package to the Office for Research at ydn3er@uvahealth.org as a single PDF by 5:00 PM on January 16, 2023.  Decisions on funding will be based on merit and need; applicants will be notified in early February, 2023.

It is anticipated that supported projects will resubmit their grant proposals for funding within 12 months, and will report on progress as requested by the SOM Office for Research.

 

 

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