Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH Bridges to the Doctorate Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

To facilitate the transfer and graduation of students, the NIH Bridges to the Doctorate Program promotes inter-institutional partnerships/consortia between institutions granting a terminal master's degree and institutions that grant Ph.D. degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences. The program expects that the joint efforts of Ph.D. degree-granting and master's degree-granting institutions will foster the development of a well-integrated institutional program that will provide students from targeted groups/populations with the necessary academic preparation and skills to enable their transition and successful completion of Ph.D. degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Since an effective partnership/consortium requires considerable effort and resources, the proposed partnership/consortium should be composed of no more than three institutions, including the applicant institution. An eligible institution may participate in only one Bridges to the Doctorate partnership/consortium.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the participating institutions and departments; 2) the pool of master’s students to be tapped; 3) the anticipated outcomes for the master’s granting institutions; 4) plans for developmental activities; and 5) plans for evaluation of the program.


Award amount varied. Project period not to exceed 5 years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

September 18, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at