The purpose of the Grants to Enhance and Advance Research are to increase external funding. Full-time faculty members who are tenured or tenure-track are eligible to apply for GEAR funds. Individual faculty members or groups of faculty members may apply.
The purpose of the Bridge Funds Program is to ensure the continuation of research projects that have the highest likelihood of restoring external funding. A UH Bridge Fund Grant (BFG) is intended to support full-time tenured faculty, or in rare cases tenure-track faculty, who have no other source of funds, and who can demonstrate that their programs have a reasonable likelihood of renewed funding.