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Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Bridge

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The purpose of the Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Bridge Award is to provide bridge funding for promising investigators as they are revising outstanding career development awards (e.g., NIH K08/K23 awards or VA CDA-2 awards).  Through this bridge funding award, the Foundation plans to support young faculty members so that they have the highest likelihood of achieving success in obtaining longer term career development awards. Applicants must have received a score and funding decision on their NIH K08, K23, or VA CDA-2 award.


Request for Applications

Please download and read the entire Request for Applications (RFA).


Online Application

To access the online application, please click the following link:  

Click here to check out our Bridge Funding Applicant Webinar!


Application Deadlines

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM ET on the deadline day.

Upcoming Deadlines

 May 1, 2015

 August 3, 2015

December 31, 2015


Instructions for All Awards

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Awards and Grants Policies

In addition to guidelines stated in the RFA, all applicants and award recipients must abide by Rheumatology Research Foundation Awards and Grants Policy at all times.


For more information about this award, please contact Amy Kane, Director, Core Programs at or by phone at (404) 633-3777.


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