access intranet after hours circle-arrow apply blog caret circle arrow close closer look community outreach community outreach contact contact us down arrow facebook lock solid find a provider find a clinical trial find a provider find a researcher find faculty find-a-service how to apply join leadership left arrow locations logo make a gift map location maximize minimize my chart my chart notification hp notification lp next chevron right nxt prev pay your bill play previous quality and safety refer a patient request a speaker request appointment request an appointment residents corner rss search search jobs Asset 65 submit a story idea symptom checker Arrow Circle Up twitter youtube Dino Logo External Link University Logo Color University Logo Solid Health Logo Solid Arrow Right Circle Book Calendar Date Calendar Search Date Diploma Certificate Dollar Circle Donate Envelope Graduation Cap Map Pin Map Search Phone Pills Podcast
Aerial view of the MUSC campus.

Bridge Funding


A primary goal of the College of Medicine is to support and strengthen the research capabilities of its faculty. As part of this goal, we implemented the College of Medicine’s Bridge Funding program. The purpose of this program is to support investigators with established clinical or basic research programs during periods when a competitive renewal or "next stage" application is not funded. Applications are accepted three times per year - April 15, August 15, and December 15. If the fifteenth falls on a weekend, the Monday immediately following that weekend is the deadline. Read more about the application format.

Please email applications to Mary McConnell at

Bridge Funding Review Committee

A standing committee reviews applications to the Bridge Funding program. The Senior Associate Dean for Research, Craig Crosson, serves as chair of the committee.

Current committee members:

  • Craig Crosson, Chair (Dean's Office)
  • Judy Dubno (Otolaryngology)
  • Marvella Ford (Biostatistics)
  • Yiannis Koutalos (Ophthalmology)
  • Louis Luttrell (Endocrinology)
  • Don Menick (Medicine)
  • Chrystal Paulos (Microbiology and Immunology)
  • Steven Rosenzweig (Pharmacology)