New Award Program Bridges Research Funding Gap for ASH Members Amidst NIH Funding Crisis
Applications are now available for the first round of one-year, $100,000 ASH bridge grant awards for ASH members whose R01 grant applications were denied funding as a result of budget cutbacks at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ASH’s bridge grant program is a three-year, $9 million investment in its members to help preserve their vital research that will not be accomplished due to years of flat funding for NIH followed by anticipated across-the-board cuts to the NIH budget in January 2013. The first application deadline will be January 4, 2013, and applicants will be notified of acceptance on or around March 31, 2013.
In 2013 and for the next two years, ASH’s new bridge grant program will provide at least 30 one-year awards over two award cycles each year, in the amount of $100,000 each, to support ASH members conducting basic, clinical, or translational hematology research who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent but were denied funding. ASH has committed the first $9 million to this effort and will seek additional funding from individual and corporate donors to fund additional awards.
To be eligible for the ASH Bridge Grant Award all applicants must:
- Have submitted a hematology-related R01 or equivalent application to NIH in the past 18 months that was scored but not funded.
- Be an ASH member at the time of application and throughout the duration of the award period.
- Hold a faculty position in an academic institution or the equivalent position in a nonprofit 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.
Visit www.hematology.org/bridgegrants for more information about award eligibility, exclusions, the application process, and timing.
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