Feb. 28, 2023 - IU Research Impact

Secure future

A national leader in cybersecurity innovation, IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research celebrates 20 years.

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New dreams

Following the recent war in Ukraine, Russian researcher returns to IUPUI to teach local youth the importance of neighborhood and community.

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NSF Career award winners

Researchers from IU Bloomington and IUPUI received over $1.9 million for nanomaterial, medical and computational research by NSF Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

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Funding opportunities and resources

  • The Research Equipment Fund supports the purchase or development of research equipment, including upgrades and major repairs, instrumentation or datasets costing $15,000 or more that is used for research in the natural, physical, health, information or social sciences. Deadline: Mar. 1.
  • Current Indiana University faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the IU Life Sciences to Healthcare Solutions Pitch Competition 2023 to turn science discovery into impactful healthcare solutions. Winners receive $25,000. Deadline: Mar. 10.
  • The Sontag Foundation's Distinguished Scientist Award seeks to support early-career scientists in the field of brain cancer research. Awardees will receive $750,000 over five years. Deadline: Mar. 15.
  • The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences and the Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research provides funding to researchers within the first four years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. The award provides $300,000 in flexible support—$75,000 per year for a four-year period. Deadline: Mar. 20.
  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is seeking creative and innovative scientists to join its Investigator Program. The institute pays the full salary of the investigator and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Deadline: Mar. 21.
  • Faculty across all IU campuses are invited to join the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Research Competition as a faculty mentor. Winners receive $1,000 and have a chance to share their work with colleagues at six partner universities around the world at the Global Partners Research Forum in April. Deadline: Apr. 1.
  • The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for early-career researchers with interests in reducing inequality or understanding the use of research evidence. Awardees will receive $350,000 over five years. Deadline: Apr. 3.
  • The recipient of the Faculty Fellowship for Research in the Social Sciences will receive a single course release to pursue a research project in the social sciences. Preference will be given to projects that require substantial startup resources in the form of protected time and investigator effort. Deadline: Apr. 3.
  • The FRSP-Seed Funding program at IU Bloomington supports new 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 and whose likelihood of funding on submission would increase with the acquisition of data or proof of concept. Deadline: Apr. 3.
  • 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.
  • 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.