Dec. 13, 2022 - IU Research Impact

Annual Report

Inventions, discoveries and creations by IU faculty, staff and students are highlighted in the 2021-22 Indiana University Research annual report.

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Changing climate

The impact of rain-on-snow in the Great Lakes Basin is a focus by a consortium of eight universities led by IU researchers.

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AI and cancer

New lab-on-a-chip technology combined with deep learning artificial intelligence could lead to improved cancer immunotherapy.

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Funding opportunities and resources

  • The Faculty Assistance in Data Science program pairs faculty in any discipline with graduate students pursuing a M.S. in Data Science through the Luddy School for summer research internships. The paid internships cover up to 150 hours of student effort on a faculty research project. Internships will be awarded to students on a competitive basis. Students are carefully matched to faculty projects using faculty preferences, demonstrated competencies and interest in an analytic area. Deadline: Dec. 15.
  • The McKnight Scholar Awards give investigators in the early stages of an independent research career the opportunity to develop their work on critical problems in brain science, such as disorders of learning and memory. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to solve significant problems in neuroscience, which may include the translation of basic research to clinical practice. Each McKnight Scholar will receive $75,000 annually in 2023, 2024 and 2025. Deadline: Jan. 1.
  • The Spencer Foundation’s Large Research Grants on Education Program supports research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program funds academic research projects that are "field-initiated" in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method or location. Deadline: Jan. 12.
  • The Whitehall Foundation Basic Biological Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists. All applications will be judged on the scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as on past performance and evidence of the applicant’s continued productivity. Grants-in-Aid are awarded for a one-year period and do not exceed $30,000. Research grants normally range from $30,000 to $75,000 per year. Deadline: Jan. 16.
  • The Presidential Arts and Humanities Production grants are intended to fund the technical manifestation of prior research or work. Deadline: Jan. 16.
  • The Bantz-Petronio Translating Research Into Practice Faculty Award recognizes outstanding work in translating research into practice by a faculty member at IUPUI. The recipient receives a cash award of $1,000. Deadline: Jan. 22. 
  • The Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship Award ($40,000) links academic expertise to community action, with the expectation that community partners and IUPUI students are involved in planning and achieving this work. Deadline: Jan. 22.
  • The TRIP Center is offering the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Scholar Award, providing $25,000 to an IUPUI faculty member to encourage new and promising researchers to support community-driven goals while advancing their own research agenda. Awardees also may propose pilot studies that include testing and exploration of novel techniques, innovations and applications if specifically aligned with community-driven goals. Deadline: Jan. 22.
  • The Presidential Arts and Humanities Fellows Program accelerates and amplifies the work of a cohort of outstanding Indiana University faculty poised to become national and international leaders in their respective areas. Deadline: Jan. 30.
  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is seeking creative and innovative scientists to join its Investigator Program. Through this competition, HHMI will expand its community of basic researchers and physician scientists across the nation who catalyze discovery research in basic and biomedical sciences, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering and computational biology. HHMI pays the full salary of the Investigator and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Deadline: Mar. 21
  • 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.