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Sept. 7, 2016

The IU Bloomington Office of the Vice Provost for Research offers a number of internal grant programs to support faculty research, scholarship, and creative activities in a variety of ways. The following internal grant programs have deadlines during Fall 2016:

Bridge Funding Program
DEADLINE: Open
To provide modest financial support for faculty research and scholarship during times when externally funded research programs are between grant cycles. Funds will be used to maintain research programs at a level adequate to ensure continuing viability.

Distinguished Faculty & Distinguished Faculty Emeritus Research Fund
DEADLINE: Open
Provides support for research expenses of faculty of distinguished rank. 

Distinguished Faculty Research Award and Lecture (requires nominations or self-nominations)
DEADLINE: Sept. 30
This annual award and lecture, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, recognizes the research achievements and contributions of an IU Bloomington tenured or tenure-track faculty member.

Emergency Grant-in-Aid
DEADLINE: Open
Supports research and creative activity with a modest subsidy at critical times.

Emerging Areas of Research
DEADLINE: September 9
Emerging areas of research are key areas of current or growing research strength on the IU Bloomington campus in which the campus can become a national and/or international leader. The campus anticipates funding up to six EAR initiatives over the next five years. For each four-year EAR award, the campus anticipates investing approximately $3 million in cash and 1-3 faculty lines per EAR initiative.

Faculty Research Support Program - External Resubmission
DEADLINE: Open
Supports new innovative research projects that were previously submitted for, but did not receive, external funding from federal, state, international, or private non-profit entities and whose likelihood of funding on resubmission (within one year) would increase with the acquisition of additional data or proof of concept. Renewals and continuation projects will NOT be considered.

Faculty Research Support Program - Seed Funding
DEADLINE: Nov. 1
Supports new innovative research projects that have not been previously submitted for external funding from federal, state, international, or private entities but are targeted for submission to a specific external agency within one year of the start of funding and whose likelihood of funding on submission would increase with the acquisition of data or proof of concept. Renewals and continuation projects will not be considered. Awards will be for nine months only.

Grant-in-Aid
DEADLINE: Oct. 3
Modest interim support provided for faculty research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute in Bloomington
DEADLINE: Varies
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute was established with a $25 million award from the National Institutes of Health and was recently renewed with an additional $30 million grant. Through I-CTSI, funding opportunities are available to faculty at Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Notre Dame. Click the link above to view funding opportunities available through IndianaCTSI.

Research Leave Supplement Program
DEADLINE: Oct. 1
Support research and creative activity at critical times for senior researchers and scholars who continue to pursue active research interests and keep close ties with their departments.

Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid
DEADLINE: Oct. 3
Supports research and creative activity with a modest subsidy at critical times. Specifically for senior researchers and scholars who, though retired from professional duties at IUB, continue to pursue active research interests and keep close ties with their departments. 

Indiana University also offers several internal funding programs to faculty across the university’s campuses. Those programs include: 

IU Grand Challenges Program
The Bicentennial Strategic Plan calls for Indiana University to invest significant resources over the next decade to catalyze research. This investment is particularly focused on Grand Challenges—major and large-scale problems facing humanity that can only be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of the best researchers. Over the next five years, the university anticipates investing $300 million, including base funding for as many as 175 new faculty lines. The first Grand Challenge initiative, Precision Health, was selected in June 2016.

IU Collaborative Research Grants
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. 

New Frontiers in Arts & Humanities
This universitywide program supporting faculty projects in the arts and humanities is managed by OVPR and funded through the IU President's Office. There are four different funding components: New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship grants of up to $50,000; New Frontiers Experimentation Fellowships of up to $15,000; New Frontiers/New Currents grants of to $20,000 to fund workshops, symposia, or small conferences; and New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowships of up to $3,000. 

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