Bridging Funds

Please be informed that the Board of Regents (BOR) in its 1323rd meeting doted 16 December 2016 has approved the UPM proposal to set aside P 20 million for the Research Bridging Effort Funds Program.

The UPM Research Bridging Effort Fund (BRIEF) program shall provide short-term (brief) limited financial support for faculty research projects during periods when an externally funded research program/project have no funds available yet or have experienced a temporary funding gap. Funds will be used to initiate or maintain research programs/projects at a minimum “essential “level for a limited time to facilitate success in implementation.

The funding criteria shall be based on the evidence of unavailability of funds at the start of the project date or funding gap in an existing program] commitment by the unit and college to return the bridging funds as soon as funds become available, and the potential for success in re-attracting external research funding to sustain the research and scholarly activities in the future.