Deliberative Interim Support Funding (ISF), is open to Principal Investigators during a lapse or delay in their research funding from the NIH or another Federal agency (e.g., the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense). Investigators must have applied for independent, long-term support (R01, R21, U01 and P01). The Deliberative Interim Support process is open to:
⇛ Investigators whose grants were not scored.
⇛ Investigators whose grants received scores >20th percentile.
⇛ Investigators who were awarded Formulaic Bridge Funding and are now requesting additional financial support.