Funding opportunities and resources
- The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders awardees are early-career faculty whose research focuses on contemporary American history, politics, culture and society. The award provides a $17,500 grant to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their mid-point review so that they may pursue tenure effectively while continuing to engage in campus leadership and service. Deadline: Dec. 1.
- 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 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. (Learn more about the award at a Dec. 1 event.)
- The Spencer Foundation's Large Research Grants on Education program, provides support to education research projects with the potential to 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. The program funds academic research projects; these projects 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 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 IU Presidential Arts and Humanities program provides funding in support of research and creative activity through a variety of mechanisms, including a Fellows Program as well as travel and production grants. The Research website outlines each of the categories of funding as well as eligibility and application requirements. All grant categories are currently open for applications.
- 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.