Sept. 20, 2022 - IU Research Impact

Enhancing support

Kay Connelly, interim associate vice president for research development, discusses integrating research services to better support faculty.

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Building a competitive advantage

To drive predictive insights and help companies be more competitive in the global marketplace, IU’s Amrou Awaysheh is using AI to digitize entire factories and warehouses.

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New discoveries

Researchers at the IU School of Medicine have identified a new pathway in the brain that controls binge alcohol drinking behavior.


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All the buzz

To protect and grow honeybee populations, IU undergraduate Jillian Lewis is studying how the bacteria commonly found on and around bees can benefit them.

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Funding opportunities and resources

  • The Research Equipment Fund supports the purchase or development of research equipment, including upgrades and major repairs, instrumentation or datasets costing $15,000 or more that is used for research in the natural, physical, health, information or social sciences. Deadline: Oct. 1.
  • The Research Support Funds Grant program enhances the research mission of IUPUI by providing seed funding for research projects and scholarly activities that are sustainable through external funding. RSFG grantees are required to submit proposals for external funding. Deadline: Oct. 1.
  • The Distinguished Faculty Research Award and Lecture recognizes the achievements of an IU Bloomington faculty member whose research makes important contributions to society. It is open to current tenured or tenure-track faculty at IU Bloomington only. Deadline: Oct. 3.
  • The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize promising faculty-rank researchers, born in or after 1981 who hold a doctorate degree, in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering and Chemistry. Awardees will receive $250,000 in an unrestricted fund. Deadline: Oct. 3.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Research Cyberinfrastructure Day 2022 takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28. Attendees can learn more about how IU's advanced cyberinfrastructure can help with their research.
  • The IUPUI Center for TRIP Scholar of the Month Conversation Series will feature Professor David Wilkerson of the IU School of Social Work. The virtual presentation takes place on Sept. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. and will focus on his research on “Digital Hybrid Psychoeducation: Model Development and Case Demonstration.”

  • Grants & Bagels: Session I - From Concept to Project takes place on Sept. 30 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Maxwell Hall on the Bloomington campus. The workshop includes moving from concept to project, arts and humanities faculty success stories, case study overviews and idea mapping consultation. External funding agencies and transforming ideas into content for funding proposals.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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