in the

Touro College and University System


The goal of this program is to enhance the likelihood of renewed external funding.  This award is intended to support projects that have gone through an external peer review process, but have not been funded.


  1. Only full-time faculty at Touro College and Touro University and full-time faculty with an unmodified rank at New York Medical College are eligible for funding through this program.  (Examples of modified ranks are: Research Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine.)

  2. Applicants must have submitted a grant application that has received a score (as opposed to “not discussed”/”triaged”) that forecasts a reasonable expectation of future funding, or in the case of a non-government project the equivalent documentation from the sponsor.

  3. Principal investigator (PI) must have an active research program with evidence of recent (past 2 years) productivity (e.g., extramural support and publications).

  4. PI must have exhausted other forms of internal (e.g., start-up) or external funds available for support of the specific project or must demonstrate that such funds will be exhausted prior to the start date of the Bridge Funding grant.

Submission and Review Process:

  1. Applications may be submitted at two solicitation deadlines during the year (April 1st and November 1st).

  2. Applications must include the score, if available, a copy of the critique/summary statement or some indication of funding viability for the unfunded proposal.

  3. Proposed studies should be designed to address the issues raised by the external review process.

  4. Applications will be reviewed by an internal review panel comprised of investigators who have active research programs and/or grant review experience at the national level (e.g., NIH or AHA review panels). Composition of the review panel may vary for each submission deadline so as to insure appropriate content expertise.

  5. All proposals will be scored according to NIH criteria and a short written review will be provided to applicants.


  1. It is expected that up to four (4) awards of up to $50,000 each will be made per year.

  2. Proposals that are not funded on first submission can be revised and re-submitted at a subsequent deadline.

  3. Funds are intended to support laboratory personnel, supplies and service costs. These funds are not intended to support PI salary.

In the event that the PI is successful at obtaining external funding for the project during the Bridge Funding grant performance period, unexpended Bridge Funding monies will revert back to the supporting program


NYMC Contact


Touro Contact

Lea Emmett, RN, MS
Associate Director
Office of Research Administration
New York Medical College
Administration Bldg. - 2nd Floor
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 594-4480
E-mail: Lea_Emmett@nymc.edu

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Glenn S. Davis
Office of Sponsored Programs
Touro College of New York
43 West 23rd Street - 8th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 463-0400 Ext. 5345
E-mail: Glenn.Davis5@touro.edu