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Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Grants Program - 2022

The Oklahoma City-based Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) was formed from proceeds of the sale of Presbyterian Hospital in 1985 and, in 2014, sought to establish a unique collaboration with OUHSC via the PHF Research Grant Program (Bridge, Seed, Team Science, Equipment, Clinical Scientist Development, Research Support, and Symposia Grants).  This grant program funds multiple types of projects and has enabled the progression of pioneering concepts to research studies, the establishment of renowned clinicians and basic scientists transdisciplinary teams unifying a broad range of expertise and skills, the development of extremely talented junior faculty, the provision of infrastructure support for faculty to continue ground-breaking research, and more.  The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the Presbyterian Health Foundation for their long standing generous support.

Since 2014, PHF has given $23.985 million to support the PHF Research Grants Program that funds multiple types of grants (e.g., Bridge, Seed, Team Science, Equipment, Clinical Scientist Development, Research Support, and Symposia Grants). To date, this investment has facilitated the ability of our researchers to successfully compete at the national level and develop research programs, resulting in approximately $211.3 million in extramural funding.

PHF grants are awarded once a year, with the exception of the Bridge Grant Program.  The Bridge Grant Program is the ONLY program that has three application deadlines per year (April, July, November).  Provided below is the Grant Cycles Table.

Grant Cycles Table


Cycle I
(All PHF Grant Programs)

Cycle II
(Bridge Grant Program Only)

Cycle III
(Bridge Grant Program Only)

Application Due Date




Scientific Merit Review




PHF Board Review




Earliest Project Start Date





Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) Bridge Grant Program – Request For Applications

  • Cycle II PHF Bridge Grant Program Deadline: July 29, 2022

The primary objective of the PHF Bridge Grant Program is to provide funding to enhance OUHSC faculty competitiveness for extramural funding. OUHSC Principal Investigators are eligible if they meet the following criteria: 1) have submitted an extramural application within the past 18 months that was scored but not funded, 2) are requesting over $750,000 in total direct costs and over $200,000 in total facilities and administration (F&A) costs; and 3) received a review that ranks applications and provides critiques. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This program can now provide funding for up to $100,000 for one year. SALARY and FRINGE BENEFITS may be requested for the Principal Investigator(s) up to $25,000 in total (salary + fringe benefits = $25,000) with the remaining portion, $75,000, used to support the project costs. Guidelines and Application Form are attached or can be found here.  If you have any questions, please email