Internal Funding Opportunities
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
(deadlines that fall on Saturday or Sunday will be due the following Monday)
Signature Centers Initiative Grant (SCI)
The Signature Centers Initiative (SCI) was begun in 2006 in an effort to create strong research units that are uniquely identifiable with IUPUI. The centers were created as an integral part of the Academic Plan for IUPUI, with the goal that they will lead the way in world-class research and creative activities that will substantially enhance IUPUI’s reputation. With these aims in mind, a call for proposals in the Fall of 2006 resulted in a total of 19 center proposals selected for support. As there was a great deal of interest and enthusiasm for the Signature Centers Initiative, and as the quality of the proposals submitted was very high, in 2007 it was decided to continue the development of Signature Centers across the IUPUI campus. This has resulted in subsequent rounds of calls for proposals.
Deadline: April 1
Research Support Funds Grant (RSFG)
The Research Support Funds Grant (RSFG) program is designed to enhance the research mission of IUPUI by supporting research projects and scholarly activities that are sustainable through external funding.
Deadlines: October 15 and April 15
Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research (EMPOWER)
The EMPOWER program has been developed to support IUPUI faculty who are historically underrepresented and/or excluded populations in their discipline or area of scholarship and historically denied admission to higher education or that discipline, 1) to become successful in sponsored research and scholarly activity, and 2) to achieve significant professional growth and advancement. The program sustains mentorship opportunities through the EMPOWER Grant Program, supporting achievement of excellence in research and scholarly activity, and optimal attainment of academic career goals and objectives.
Deadline: September 5 - Extended to September 17, 2012
Funding Opportunities for Research Commercialization and Economic Success (FORCES)
The FORCES program is designed to support IUPUI researchers in the successful transformation of their research findings into commercially viable outcomes. The key goals of FORCES are to support: 1) realization of short-term projects that will enhance commercial value of IUPUI intellectual property assets, by facilitating commercialization of inventions, technologies, or other intellectual property derived from existing research projects, and 2) development of research initiatives that show great promise for commercialization of the research outcomes.
Deadlines: September 15 and March 15
International Development Fund (IDF)
The IDF grant was developed to enhance the international research and scholarly activity focus of the IUPUI academic mission. Generally, the IDF grant serves as venture capital to stimulate additional funding for international research and scholarly activity, which have strong potential to generate indirect cost recovery from extramural sources.
Deadlines: November 15
IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal Grant (IAHI)
The IAHI Grant Program exists to support campus-wide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in arts and humanities. It is designed to enhance the research and creative activity mission of IUPUI by supporting research projects and scholarly activities that are conducted by arts and humanities faculty. The program is intended to stimulate existing and new research and creative activity, and to support faculty in becoming competitive in securing external funding and sponsorship.
New in 2012 is Category C - Collaborative Research. This project-based grant is designed to foster campus-wide collaboration by supporting research projects and scholarly activities that are conducted by a team of two or three arts and humanities faculty from different units on campus. Funds might be used for such things as release time, summer salary, research assistant support, or a research workshop or conference, as well as incidental expenses. Funding for this category is up to $30,000 and does not require a match.
Deadlines: March 1
Developing Diverse Researchers with InVestigative Expertise (DRIVE)
The Developing Diverse Researchers with InVestigative Expertise (DRIVE) program is designed to enhance the diversity and research and creative activity mission of IUPUI. Faculty from historically underrepresented populations, usually defined as African-American, Latino-American, Native American, Pacific Islanders, and women are particularly encouraged to apply. The DRIVE program supports projects that have the potential for sustainability through external funding.
Deadlines: February 15
Release Time for Research (RTR)
IUPUI maintains a robust research enterprise. To support faculty in having adequate time to prepare competitive proposals, the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has developed the Release Time for Research (RTR) internal funding mechanism. This funding program allows IUPUI faculty a “buy out” of teaching time to prepare high quality grant/contract proposals for submission to external funding agencies. It also supports non-tenure track faculty who are full-time senior lecturers or clinical track faculty possessing terminal degrees relevant to their fields, and who have a desire to engage in research or creative activity in an area that directly relates to their teaching or service mission.
Deadline: February 1
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)
- Indiana CTSI Collaboration in Biomedical/Translational Research Pilot Program Grants
- Pre-Solicitation Announcement: Clinical Research Network Feasibility Awards
- Pilot Funding & Collaborative Grants
- Project Development Teams (PDTs)
IU School of Medicine
The Indiana University School of Medicine offers several internal funding programs to support faculty research. Proposals are peer reviewed and subject to established deadlines and submission criteria. The school also offers many excellent research and internship programs for high school, pre-med, and medical students.
Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC)
The Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC) invites individuals or groups to submit proposals for initiatives that support the continued development of school/department assessment plans that focus on enhancing student learning and/or assessment of program effectiveness in connection with preparing the self study for program review. We are especially interested in strategies that are consistent with IUPUI's Principles of Undergraduate Learning and that integrate assessment of generic knowledge and skills with assessment in the major. Deadline: October 21, 2011.
Faculty Appointments and Advancement
Faculty Appointments and Advancement (FAA) promotes and administers campus awards for faculty such as the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Bynum Mentor Award, the Irwin Research Scholar Award, and the Chancellor's Professors.
Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants (IUCRG)
The IUCRG is open to faculty on all Indiana University campuses. Funding decisions will result from a competitive peer review of proposals in response to this call. The Vice President for Research will make the final funding decisions, based on reviewers’ recommendations. The maximum funding per project will be $75,000 but in exceptional cases, when there is a convincing justification, this maximum could be exceeded. The goals of this competition are to facilitate and support outstanding research and cutting edge discoveries by teams of experts who have not worked together previously in the project’s subject matter. Teams should include experts from different campuses, schools, departments, or disciplines. This opportunity is open to all fields of research.
Deadline: November 30, 2012
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) administers a range of grant programs and exchange opportunities to support tenured or tenure-track faculty and librarians in teaching, research, and outreach activities that involve an international dimension. Ten grant programs are available, each with their own international focus. OVPIA also offers grants for students.
New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Program
The goal of the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Program is to help Indiana University faculty members expand their work into disciplinary or interdisciplinary frontiers that promise new insights into the human condition or pursue innovative directions in artistic creativity.