Apr. 18, 2023 - IU Research Impact

Enhancing research infrastructure

IU announces new Research Data Commons to improve data discovery and access, as well as services to better support IU faculty, students and staff using and sharing data for research.

Learn more about the initiative

Distinguished Faculty Research Award winner

John Patton has been selected to receive the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Research Award and will deliver his lecture “Confronting the Unmet Need for Effective Childhood Vaccines” on May 3, 2023.

Read more about his work

Students advancing Down syndrome research

Working to reduce the cognitive and skeletal deficits associated with Down syndrome, Linnea Johnson and other students in Randall Roper’s lab are gaining hands-on experience to prepare for their futures.

Watch her video

Funding opportunities and resources

  • Falling Walls Science Summit (former Falling Walls Conference) has become a leading international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral forum for scientific breakthroughs and dialogue between science and society. It is currently accepting applications in nine areas. Deadline: May 1.
  • The Russell Sage Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for social science research projects that address questions in the following fields: behavioral economics; decision making & human behavior in context; future of work; social, political and economic inequality or social movements. Awards will be up to $200,000. Deadline: May 3.
  • Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for neuroscience research in well-established research laboratories that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. Each award is $150,000 over a two year period. You must be logged into InfoReady to view this opportunity. Deadline: May 7.
  • Spencer Foundation Racial Equity Research Grants support education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education. Proposal submissions are not required to be developed around a particular research topic, discipline, design, method or geographic location. Budget amount can be up to $75,000 for up to five years. Deadline: May 16.
  • Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research (EMPOWER) provides support to minoritized IU Bloomington faculty to become successful in sponsored research and scholarly activity, as well as achieve significant professional growth and advancement. Mentees awarded $10,000. Mentors awarded $2,000. Deadline: June 1.
  • Mallinckrodt Grants provide tenure track faculty members in their first to fourth year in biomedical science start-up support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply. Grant provides $60,000 per year for up to three years. You must be logged into InfoReady to view this opportunity. Deadline: June 4.
  • Looking for additional funding opportunities? Use Pivot to search for external funding to support your work. Private foundation and corporate funding is also available through the Office of Business Partnerships and the Office of Foundation Relations.