Oct. 18, 2022 - IU Research Impact

Addressing inequality

IU is investing in reducing racial and ethnic disparities found in substance use disorders through the funding of 11 new research projects.

Read about the projects addressing inequality

Community-based action

Official plans to address climate change for two Hoosier communities were just published, thanks to help from the IU Environmental Resilience Institute's Resilience Cohort program.


Learn more about official plans to address climate change

Data to fight addictions

To reduce the number of opioid deaths in Indiana, IU researchers are providing timely data to frontline services and providers to help improve health outcomes for Hoosiers battling addiction.

Read about the data being used to fight addictions

Funding opportunities and resources

  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program invites early career researchers from the natural, biomedical and social sciences and the humanities to join CIFAR's global network of leading researchers. The program provides funding, skills training, mentorship and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines, positioning scholars as research leaders and agents of change. It provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000. Deadline: Oct. 25.
  • John Templeton Foundation Fundamental Physics Grant supports high-risk and potentially high-return small-scale experimental projects aimed at new ambitious discoveries beyond the current frontier of fundamental physics. "Small-scale" refers to table-top size experiments or to ones that could fit in a typical university physics research lab. The program will provide up to $1 million over five years. Deadline: Oct. 31.
  • The Faculty Research Support Program-Seed Funding grant in IU Bloomington supports new research projects at IU Bloomington 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: Nov. 1.
  • The Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research (EMPOWER) provides support to IUPUI faculty who are historically underrepresented and/or excluded populations in their discipline. The program helps these faculty become successful in sponsored research and scholarly activity and achieve significant professional growth and advancement. Deadline: Nov. 1. 
  • The Spencer Foundation is accepting Intent to Apply submissions for it's Research-Practice Partnership Grants Program, which supports education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships. The grant program is open to partnerships between researchers and a broad array of practitioners. Awards will range up to $400,000 over three years. Deadline: Nov. 9.
  • The Russell Sage Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for social science research projects that address questions in the following fields: behavioral economics; decision making & human behavior in context; future of work; social, political and economic inequality; or social movements. PIs will submit 4 page letters of inquiry that will be reviewed by the foundation to determine an invitation to submit a full proposal. Awards will be up to $200,000. Contact ofr@iu.edu with questions. Deadline: Nov. 9.
  • 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. 


  • IU Institute for Advance Study's Fall 2022 Branigin Lecture: Kevin Young on "Research, Creativity, and the Future" takes place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Presidents Hall, 601 E Kirkwood Ave (Franklin Hall).
  • Grants & Bagels: Session II - Guidance from Mellon Foundation and ACLS Program Officers takes place from 12 to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 21. Mellon Foundation Program Officer Maria Sachiko Cecire and ACLS Program Consultant Oladipupo Oyeleye will present on their respective foundations and share grant writing guidance and best practices with IU Arts & Humanities Faculty. Registration is required. 
  • Hear about IU authors’ experiences with publishing open access, discover various models of funding open access publications and learn more about the recent "Nelson Memo's" impact on publishing during the International Open Access Week Symposium. The events take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Catherine Mosher, associate professor at IUPUI, will discuss “Supportive Care for Adults with Advanced Cancer and their Family Caregivers” at the TRIP Scholar of the Month Conversation Series, from 12 to 1 p.m., Oct. 28.
  • Growing Indiana University: The Legacy of Herman B Wells is open through June 2023 and celebrates the legacy of Herman B Wells, one of IU's most iconic figures. Learn about the life of wells and how his work helped transform Indiana University into a world-class institution of higher learning. Days and times available online.

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