To be considered for an ASH Bridge Grant, at the time of application the applicant must:
- Have submitted a hematology-related R01 or R01-equivalent application to the NIH in the past 18 months that was scored but not funded. This may include a first time submission.
- Please note: The 18-month timeframe begins the date your R01 was reviewed by the NIH study section. ASH uses the NIH definition of R01 equivalence: “R01-equivalent awards include R01, R23, R29, and R37 activity codes and, beginning in fiscal year 2008, DP2 awards to first-time NIH investigators. Not all of these activities are in use by NIH every year.”
- Be an ASH member or have a pending membership application. (Membership must be maintained throughout the award period.)
- Not an ASH member yet?Take the first step. Please note that you must be an ASH member by the award activation date. If you have a pending application and are awarded a Bridge Grant, your award will be conditional based upon membership approval. Membership is only granted twice a year, so please be aware of important membership deadlines.
- Hold a faculty position in an academic institution or the equivalent position in a non-profit research organization. Employees of independent research institutions are eligible to apply if they have a faculty type appointment and the institution is allowed to independently apply for and receive NIH funding.
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- At the time of award activation, the amount of other research funding available to the principal investigator may not exceed $250,000 annually. This amount does not include the applicant’s salary/fringe or funding from within the institution.
- Hematologists eligible to apply for the ASH Scholar Award are not eligible to apply for the ASH Bridge Grant.
- Individuals cannot hold two active ASH awards concurrently. If an award ends before the Bridge Grant begins, you may apply but there can be no overlap.
- Individuals can apply a maximum of three times.
- Previous Bridge Grant recipients cannot apply for a second award.