New AVP of innovation and commercialization
A creative executive and researcher, Nick Hammond has been named associate vice president of innovation and commercialization. He will lead the IU Innovation and Commercialization Office.
Pesticide exposure across human-wildlife interactions
By investigating the impact of climate variability on farmers' pesticide use and the effects on both humans and wildlife, IU researchers seek to raise awareness and understanding of pesticide exposure in Uganda.Read more about the project
Developing stronger crops with science
Increasing knowledge of plant development to advance food security and combat climate change, IU Biology professor Luke Nikolov is working to make plant gene manipulation easier.Read more about his work
Research leadership search
- The FRSP - Seed Funding program at IU Bloomington supports new innovative 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. Maximum award is $40,000. Deadline: Nov. 1.
- The Amazon Research Award program is taking proposals in a variety of areas from AI for information security to sustainability. Proposals will be reviewed for the quality of their scientific content, creativity and their potential for impact at scale. Funded projects are assigned an Amazon research contact, and recipients also receive training resources, including AWS tutorials and hands-on sessions with Amazon scientists and engineers. ARA provides grant recipients unrestricted funds and AWS promotional credits. Deadline: Nov. 1.
- The McKnight Foundation - Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Award assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders, and who demonstrate a commitment to equitable and inclusive lab environments. Awards provide $100,000 per year for three years. LOI deadline: Nov. 6.
- The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) - Core Programs and Special Initiatives provides $200K over two years to any of its core programs and special initiatives that address the effects of social movements and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the United States. Deadline: Nov. 7.
- The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award supports tenure-track faculty who have passed their midpoint review and whose research focuses on contemporary American history, politics, culture and society. In addition to bringing a diversity of perspectives to their fields, MEFL awardees are building support systems, networks and affinity groups for their students and peers. Awardees receive a $20,000 stipend ($12,000 to be used for summer research support and $8,000 for research assistance during the academic year). Deadline: Dec. 1.
- The American Council of Learned Societies - Digital Justice Seed Grants is designed to promote and provide resources for projects at various stages of development that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues. This program especially supports projects that engage with the interests and histories of people of color and other historically marginalized communities. Funding is up to $25,000. Deadline: Dec. 15.
- The IU Research and Creative Activity Conference Grants, sponsored by IU Research, provide IU faculty the opportunity to apply for matching funds to curate and host an innovative conference on an IU campus. The purpose is to convene scholars from other institutions around the country and the world with IU faculty and students to explore novel ideas and initiatives, expand scholarly networks, and build new research and creative activity partnerships. Funding is up to $15,000. Deadline: Open.
- The IU Research Equipment Fund provides support for purchasing new research or creative activity equipment, for repairing or upgrading existing equipment and for datasets at IU university-wide that are strategically necessary to support high-quality research, attract and retain research faculty, and generate external funding for IU Research. All requests should be more than $5K (after the required cost-share is secured). There is no maximum request. Deadline: Open.
- Looking for additional funding opportunities? Private foundation and corporate funding is also available through the Office of Business Partnerships and the Office of Foundation Relations.
Selected limited submission funding opportunities
The EPA Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Grant Program is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to assist in the development and utilization of innovative activities relating to workforce development and career opportunities in the water utility sector.
The Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators is a national program to develop the next generation of nurse leaders and innovators. The fellowship program recognizes and advances early- to mid-career nursing scholars and innovators with high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing-science research, practice, education, policy, and entrepreneurship.
Internal Competition (InfoReady): Internal Deadline: 10/19/23
External Solicitation: External Deadline: 12/1/23
Award: Fellows receive $450,000 over three years and $50,000 for their home institution.
Limitation: One per IU.
The Department of Energy solicitation Innovative DEsigns for high-performAnce Low-cost HVDC Converters (IDEAL HVDC) (DE-FOA-0003141) will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will invest in R&D to support continued innovation and cost reduction for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage-source converter (VSC) transmission systems. This investment is intended to enable future grid upgrades required to integrate increasing renewable energy generation on to the grid, both onshore and offshore.
Internal Competition (InfoReady): Internal Deadline: 10/26/23
External Solicitation: Concept Paper due 11/14.23; Full proposal due 2/5/24.
Award: Award amounts may range from $2,500,000 - $3,300,000.
Limitation: One per IU.
Upcoming Research Events
November 9 & 10, 2023
“From Analysis to Action: Advancing Health Equity through Learning Health System Research,” is a two-day symposium designed to connect trainees and health professionals from a variety of fields who aspire to incorporate health equity principles into learning health system research, primarily targeting those who are focused on bringing quality health care and services to historically excluded, underrepresented, and marginalized patient populations.
IU research in the news
- "'IU to map, expand tree canopy across state with federal grant," Inside Indiana Business, with IU's Environmental Resilience Institute.
- "Wealthy households are donating less after a surge of generosity in 2020," Marketplace, with Una Osili.
- "New Research Examines Job Postings Offering Remote Work Options," Forbes, with Charles Ham.
- "TikTok’s data rules are keeping researchers from studying the app," The Seattle Times, with IU's Observatory on Social Media.