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ASH Bridge Grant Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

ASH members in good standing (at the time of application and throughout the application review and award period) who have submitted a hematology-related R01 (or equivalent) application to the NIH in the past 18 months that was scored and not funded are eligible for an ASH Bridge Grant. View full eligibility requirements.

Any ASH International member who has submitted an NIH R01 within 18 months of the application due date and meets other eligibility criteria is eligible for this award. There are no exclusions due to geography.

No. Only R01s on which the Bridge Grant applicant played a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI role can serve as the underlying R01 for the Bridge Grant application.

Application

The 18-month cut-off is based on when your R01/R01 A1 was reviewed by the study section.

Yes. ASH will accept either an initial R01 application or a resubmission application as the underlying basis for the Bridge Grant application. All other aspects of the program apply regardless of whether the R01 used as a basis was an initial submission or resubmission. In particular, the R01 application must have been scored, and documentation from the NIH must be provided about the outcome of the R01 application.

ASH will accept the summary from the original submission.

Yes. Type 2 R01s can be used as the basis for a Bridge Grant application. The Type 2 R01 must have been scored, and documentation from the NIH must be provided concerning the outcome of the R01 application.

Yes. Scores and percentiles are not used during the review of applications. All scores need to be redacted from submitted documents, including the summary statement, two-page response, and letters of recommendation.

The goal of such documentation is to assure ASH that the R01 application underlying the Bridge Grant submission will not be funded. The most likely documentation to meet this goal would be a written communication (a copy of an email is sufficient) from the responsible program officer that states your R01 grant was scored but unfunded. Please note that they will not need to include your score or percentile.

Budget

No. The $150,000 from ASH cannot be used for indirect costs. However, half of the $50,000 institutional cost share can be used for indirect costs.

The budget supplemental form is to ensure that the amount of other research funding available to the principal investigator is below the $250,000 funding threshold. It is only viewed by ASH staff as part of your eligibility and is not viewed by the study section.

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