Intramural Research Support through the School of
Research Enhancement Fund (REF) of the Louisiana State University School of
Medicine is an intramural resource that supports the research endeavors of
the School’s faculty members. It consists of three programs: (1) a Bridge
Grant Program, (2) a New Project Grant Program, and (3) Laboratory
Supplements for Competitive Proposals Program.
objective of the REF is to improve and to enhance research productivity and
environment of the School of Medicine. In order to accomplish these
objectives, the REF will be used to support, on a short-term basis,
meritorious projects submitted to the Grant Evaluation Committee throughout
the calendar year. The Bridge Grant and the New Project Grant Program are
awarded to investigators by the Dean of the School of Medicine based on the
review and recommendations of the Research Enhancement Fund Grant Evaluation
Committee. The deadlines for submission are March 1, July 1, and Nov. 1.
purpose of the Laboratory Supplements for Competitive Proposals program is
to provide direct laboratory support for investigators submitting grants to
the NIH, NSF, or DOD that receive a competitive score, and for achieving
funding for a major extramural research project. There are no deadlines for
Additional information on each of these programs can be found through the
School of Medicine Research Website on the
Research Grants link.