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VURF Bridging Support 2021

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Introduction and Preliminary Eligibility Check


This form is for academics who were already have a research FTE allocation in 2021 and are now seeking Bridging Support.

Academic staff who plan to take or have returned from extended Parental, Sick, or Carer’s Leave have the opportunity to apply for Bridging Support in the form of an additional research allocation.

Information on Bridging Support can be found in Part J of the VU Research Fellowship Guidelines.

A Bridging Support Research Allocation will be in addition to the Base Research Allocation. Bridging Support will not exceed the value of an academic’s Base Research Allocation. The additional research allocation will be provided for a maximum period of 12 months.


All supporting documents, including the Guidelines, can be found at the VU Research Fellowships intranet page: