Formulaic Bridge Funding FAQs


Q: I have not received my written documentation from the NIH, i.e. an email that the grant will not be funded on the nominal start date. Can I still apply?

A: No, the written response from the NIH is required for this review process. If you submit an application without this, the application will not be reviewed.

Q: I received a percentile of 19 from the National Science Foundation. Am I eligible to apply for Formulaic Bridge Funding or Deliberative Interim Support?

A: You are not eligible to apply for Formulaic Bridge Funding. Due to the variations in scoring and assigning percentiles among various funding cources, the "20% and under rule" only applies to grants submitted to the NIH. You are, however eligible to apply for Deliberative Interim Support.


Q: I applied for Formulaic for the March 7, 2019 deadline and my award started on May 1, 2019. How long am I ineligible to apply for Formulaic on another grant?

Investigators who have received either Formulaic Bridge Funding or Deliberative Interim Support for the past 24 months for any grant, must submit all interim support requests (regardless of percentile) through the Deliberative Interim Support process. The 24 month window begins upon the start date of the most recent Formulaic or Deliberative award.  In this example, the applicant would be eligible to apply for Formulaic again in May of 2021.


Q: What information should I complete in the Partners Cover sheet?

A: With the new Insight 4.0, a Partners Cover sheet is no longer required in order to set up the award. The information that was included in the Cover sheet is now incorpated into the Insight 4.0 agreement record.

Q: What is the link to the ECOR online grants portal?

A:  /GrantManager/Login.aspx

Q: My research proposal has not been approved by the IRB or the IACUC review committee. Can I still apply?

A: Yes, you can still apply. If you're using such protocols and recieve this award, you will need to link them by logging into Insight:

Q: Is there additional help or resources to prepare and write my grant application for NIH?

A: Click here for general suggestions and resources for NIH grant applications.



Q: Does the application need to go through Partners Research Management for pre-review?

No, please submit your application directly to ECOR using the ECOR Online Grant Management Portal. You can access this by clicking here.

Q: Do I have to submit my application online?

A: Yes. All applications must now be submitted online.