Amount of Support

Allowable costs include the following: (1) salary, fringe benefits and longevity pay, if applicable, for individuals whose salaries are supported by the interrupted grant, i.e., non-tenure track staff members (including post-doctoral fellows: limited term or part-time faculty members) and exempt and non-exempt staff; (2) costs of publication; (3) equipment costs, such as service contracts and maintenance (but not large equipment purchases); (4) travel fund with a limitation of $1,500 for attending the national scientific meeting, and (5) research supplies. Within the limits of bridge funding guidelines, the principal investigator is free to allocate his or her Bridge Support Award funds. Willful misrepresentation of the budget for requested bridge funding will result in loss of eligibility for bridge funding.

The maximum allowable amount for bridge funding is $75,000. Bridge funding is not intended to replace the salary support of any tenured, tenure-track, regular, or affiliated faculty member, cover graduate student stipends (if not supported by the graduate college). Calculation of bridge support is based on and may not exceed the total direct cost (TDC) for the prior year exclusive of tenured, tenure-track, or affiliated faculty salaries; graduate student stipends; travel; and large equipment purchases.