November 7, 2023 - IU Research Impact

New research institutes at IU Indianapolis

Launching both the Convergent Bioscience and Technology Institute and the Institute for Human Health and Wellbeing, IU will invest more than $250 million in their creation and solidify the university’s position as a global leader in the life sciences, human health and biotechnology sector.

Read more about the investment

An environmentally conscious future

For his groundbreaking research on human-environment interactions in the Amazon and providing invaluable insights into sustainability, IU Anthropology professor Eduardo Brondizio will be awarded the 2023 Volvo Environment Prize.

Find out more about his work

The cost of untreated mental illness

A substantial public health and financial challenge, untreated mental illness in Indiana incurs an annual economic burden of $4.2 billion, according to a new study from the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Learn more about the study

Selected limited submission funding opportunities

The National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Research Programs is accepting applications for the Humanities Research Centers on Artificial Intelligence (AI) program. Launched through NEH’s new Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence initiative, the purpose of the program is to create new humanities research centers on AI at eligible institutions. NEH is particularly interested in Centers that explore the impacts of AI-related technologies in the areas of equity, privacy or civil rights.

Internal Competition (InfoReady): Internal Deadline: 11/29/2023.
External Competition: External Deadline: Optional draft due 1/10/ 2024; Full proposal due 2/14/2024.
Award: Award amounts may range up to $750,000.
Limitation: One submission per IU.

The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (HRSA-24-007). The purpose of this program is to promote the planning and development of integrated health care networks; expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

Internal Competition (InfoReady): Internal Deadline: 11/29/23.
External Solicitation: External Deadline: 1/26/24.
Award: Award amounts may range up to $100,000.
Limitation: One submission per IU with exceptions: contact for details.

The Department of State’s U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Tokyo has released its Annual Program Statement and invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Japan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Internal Competition (InfoReady): Internal Deadline: 1/24/24.
External Solicitation: External Deadline: 9/30/24. The sponsor will accept proposals throughout the year and will review proposals quarterly.
Award: Award amounts may range from $10,000 to $100,000.
Limitation: One submission per IU.


For more limited submission funding opportunities, see the IU Research Limited Submissions website, or use Pivot to search for external funding.

IU research in the news