Investing in microelectronics, national defense priorities
To accelerate innovative solutions for national security challenges, boost the U.S. microelectronics sector, and drive economic competitiveness, IU, a recognized national leader in this area, is investing $111M as part of an enhanced collaboration with NSWC Crane.
Increasing inclusivity in STEM
With the goal of better engaging marginalized students in STEM learning and careers, an AI chatbot to assist K-12 teachers with creating more inclusive STEM lesson plans is being developed by IU’s Jeremy Price and Sunandan Chakraborty.Find out more about the project
To encourage entrepreneurship at IU, the Innovation and Commercialization Office in partnership with The Mill hosted the 2023 IU Idea to Startup Pitch Competition during which three faculty-led teams were selected to receive cash awards to help launch their startup.Learn more about the event
- 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. 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 Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative program is aimed at advancing research and innovation in the field of maternal and fetal health. This initiative seeks to fund projects that explore innovative approaches, technologies and therapies to enhance the understanding and management of pregnancy-related conditions. Each award will provide up to $500,000 over four years. Deadline: Dec. 5.
- 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 Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Selected limited submission funding opportunities
The Department of State has released the DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy and applied research programs.
The National Institutes of Health invites applications from eligible academic and research institutions to apply for funding to modernize existing or construct new biomedical research facilities through the NIH Biomedical Research Facilities (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PAR-23-306). Applications will be accepted from public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education as well as from non-profit research organizations.
Internal Competition (InfoReady): Internal Deadline: 11/15/23
External Solicitation: External Deadline: 1/25/24.
Award: Award amounts may range from $500,000 - $3,000,000.
Limitation: Two per IU. One per IU Indianapolis/IU School of Medicine as one institution, and one per all other campuses as another institution.
Upcoming Research Events
Tuesday, October 24 • 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. • Indiana Memorial Union, Oak Room
The search committee for the new Assistant Vice President for Arts and Humanities Research is pleased to announce that finalists will be meeting with a variety of stakeholders and also participating in town halls where students, faculty and staff can meet the candidates and ask questions.
October 27 & 28 • Indiana Memorial Union
The Great Lakes Exoplanet Area Meeting has always been a beacon for the Great Lakes region's researchers passionate about exoplanets, planet formation and related disciplines. Early-career astronomers are especially encouraged to attend this year, including graduate students, postdocs and new faculty. This meeting builds upon earlier conferences hosted by Chicago, Northwestern, Michigan, and most recently in 2022, Ohio State.
Friday, November 3 • 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. • University Collections
For over 500 million years, teeth and tooth-like structures have been key tools for the health and survival of animal life. This exhibit features specimens and artifacts housed in collections from four Indiana University campuses that document the evolution of teeth and the various methods that humans have developed to keep teeth healthy.
Thursday, November 9 • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. • Maxwell Hall
This workshop will discuss approaches to funding research and creative activity across the arts and humanities, covering major funders and strategies for success.
IU research in the news
- "'How Copycat Sites Use AI to Plagiarize News Articles," Newsweek, with Filippo Menczer.
- "Study: Strong unions help create economic stability," Inside Indiana Business, with Alessio Piccolo.
- "Is nutrition science reliable enough to make solid public and personalized health recommendations?," Nutritional Outlook, with Paul Coates.
- "IU researchers say 1 in 5 children in central Indiana are overweight," CBS4 News, with IU's Fairbanks School of Public Health.