Sept. 6, 2022 - IU Research Impact

Strengthening Research

IU Vice President for Research Fred Cate announces five research leadership appointments.

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Research Equipment Funding

IU has increased support for the purchase of research equipment on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

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Reducing energy

IU researchers are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help Indiana manufacturers lower their carbon footprints and train students for careers in the emerging field of energy analytics.


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Preparing for the future

IUPUI student discusses how her research on Down syndrome is preparing her for the future and why other undergrads should get involved in research too. Linnea Johnson is a Beckman Scholar and Diversity Scholars Research Program scholar.

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Funding opportunities and resources

  • Release Time for Research allows IUPUI faculty a “buy out” of teaching time to adequately prepare competitive proposals for quality research and scholarly activity. Deadline: Sept. 9.
  • The Research Support Funds Grant program at IUPUI enhances the research mission of IUPUI by providing seed funding for research projects and scholarly activities that are sustainable through external funding. 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 Faculty Research Support-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 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.
  • Searching for external funding to support your work? Use Pivot, an external funding database. 
  • Private foundation and corporate funding opportunities are available through the Office of Business Partnerships and the Office of Foundation Relations. 


  • Author Sam Quinones will speak on the substance use crisis impacting our communities, including the spread of synthetic drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington. The event is free, but tickets are required.
  • The 2022 symposium of the Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science at IU takes place Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Indiana Memorial Union's Whittenberger Auditorium at IU Bloomington. This year's focus is on cannabis research. Attendance is free, but registration is required by Sept. 12.

  • The inaugural 2022 AI Symposium at IUPUI takes place Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hybrid event is open to IU faculty, staff and students. Registration is required and space is limited.

  • Join the IU Environmental Resilience Institute, the Integrated Program for the Environment, and a distinguished panel of policy experts for a virtual roundtable at 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, on the significance and potential impact of groundbreaking new climate legislation.
  • 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.

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