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Career Development Bridge Funding Award: R Bridge

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The purpose of the Career Development Bridge Funding Award: R Bridge is to provide funding to NIH R01 or VA RCS/ORD award applicants whose application was scored but not funded and who are at risk of running out of research support. Applicants must have less than one year (or a lapse) remaining on their NIH K08/K23 or VA CDA award and have submitted an NIH R01 or VA RCS/ORD application, which has been scored but not funded.


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!


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Application Deadlines

All applications must 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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