Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Bridge Funds Application


The UF Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation (CRRR) and the Trauma, Concussion, and Sports (TRACS) Neuromedicine Program invite applications for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Bridge Funds. This RFA is designed to support developing research programs that can demonstrate financial need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, these funds will allow young investigators focused on spinal cord injury or traumatic and/or anoxic brain injury to do the following:

  • Ensure continuity of lab personnel and the core research team.
  • Enable continued research that will lead to extramural grant applications within the year (e.g., R01).

This RFA is not designed to support pilot projects; instead, it is a bridge fund that will help sustain ongoing research and research teams throughout the next year to enable the completion of work necessary to achieve extramural funding. Assistant professors are encouraged to apply, although especially deserving established investigators and associate professors who can demonstrate financial need will be considered. Applications must be submitted by a UF faculty member (PI) eligible to submit a proposal to an external funding agency.

Due Date: June 22, 2020
Award Amounts: Up to $75,000 per award
Expected Awards: 5-7
Duration of Awards: Up to 1 year

Request for Applications

Please carefully review the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Bridge Funds RFA. Applications that fail to adhere to these guidelines will not be reviewed for funding consideration. The application window closed on June 22, 2020. Thank you to all who applied!