Oct. 4, 2022 - IU Research Impact

Advancing speech therapy

To improve treatment for children with speech difficulties, IU Ph.D. student Megan Diekhoff is using ultrasound technology to map the human tongue.

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Global impact

How will the war in Ukraine impact climate change, crop prices and food shortages around the world? A new study by IUPUI’s Jerome Dumortier uses economic simulation models to predict the short- and long-term effects.


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Driving innovation

To speed scientific innovation, a new, NSF-funded center led by IU chemist Sara Skrabalak is focused on transforming nanocrystal discovery and design. 

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Funding opportunities and resources

  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Moore Inventor Fellows is a three-year program for inventors and innovators harnessing science and technology to enhance scientific research, environmental conservation and the experience and outcomes of patient care. Fellows receive $200,000 per year. Deadline: Oct. 10.
  • The Social Sciences Research Funding Program supports new innovative research projects that foster excellence in the social sciences and advance IU Bloomington’s national and international reputation. Projects may be initiated by individual faculty members or be collaborative, as long as the lead PI is in the social sciences. Deadline: Oct. 17.
  • 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 grantin 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 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. 


  • The IU Presidential Arts & Humanities Program Informational Webinar takes place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 7. Interested faculty are encouraged to join this one-hour webinar to receive information on the program and application process. Advance registration is required.
  • The IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Research Day takes place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the IUPUI Campus Center. It will feature a series of lectures discussing various topics regarding new cancer research. Included in the agenda are keynote speakers, oral presentations, poster sessions and an awards ceremony. Breakfast, drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided.
  • IU Idea to Startup Pitch Competition Finals, hosted by the IU Research and the IU Innovation and Commercialization Office, takes place 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 13. The event provides opportunities for IU faculty, staff and students to present their startup ideas and receive advice from experienced judges. Participants have the opportunity to win prizes, including funding and designated space to work on their projects.
  • The Center for TRIP Annual Fall Showcase takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13. Meet IUPUI's many distinguished professors and researchers as they share their translational research and highlight how their work improves the lives of others. The reception will feature a presentation given by Todd Skaar, a leader in pharmacogenomics.
  • 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).
  • 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.