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Learn about the most up-to-date and relevant research taking place at Indiana University, funding and collaboration opportunities, events and more.

Find more funding opportunities and support 

Internal funding spotlight

  • Indiana University’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge is offering a new funding opportunity for Indiana University faculty tackling racial and ethnic disparities that exist specific to substance use disorder. The fund is open to all IU faculty working on research affecting and eliminating disparities around substance use. Deadline is June 13, 2022. More information is available online
  • IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Program provides support to outstanding scholars who are poised to become national and international leaders in their fields. Deadlines vary. 
  • Need equipment, datasets or software to help conduct your research? IU researchers can search an online database to find university resources that are shareable with researchers or submit their own equipment from their laboratory or core to encourage broader use.
  • Faculty are invited to learn more about IU’s membership in the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, a consortium of more than 75 of the world’s most recognized academic medical centers and health systems. As a member of the consortium, the IU School of Medicine will have a community of support with other prestigious institutions including a collective voice influencing change. More information is available online and faculty may attend a June meeting to learn more.

External funding opportunities

Searching for external research funding? Find information and resources to help you locate relevant funding from external sources, including the Pivot funding search tool.

Faculty can also find active requests for proposals from corporations and foundations. Faculty interested in applying should contact the Office of Foundation Relations at or the Office of Business Partnerships at 

Research event spotlight

  • A group from across the university has been tasked with providing recommendations towards an Indiana University Research Data Commons, a collective recognition of the importance of a university-wide resource for discovering, sharing and accessing data resources across the IU community. To provide feedback, join the group at an open town hall meeting at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 23, or submit a brief survey. Learn more about the working group.
  • Join the Indiana Geological and Water Survey's Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 3, to celebrate the completion of their $10M renovation. The event features lightning talks from IGWS scientists, lab tours and demonstrations, a legislator presentation, the opening of the Learning Lab and refreshments. Learn more about the event.

Collaboration leads to innovation

Indiana University has hundreds of research centers, institutes and museums spread across its campuses, each of them drawing people together to pursue new understandings and discoveries.

Centers and institutes are necessary as a way to facilitate interdisciplinary work and attract research funding for that work. They attract and retain faculty of great renown and expand our body of knowledge about the world while addressing major societal issues. Under the tenure of many Indiana University leaders, IU has explored myriad key questions.

With a total of more than 200 research centers, institutes and museums actively involved in research and creative activity, IU serves our campus community, state and beyond.

Find out more about IU's more than 200 research centers, institutes and museums