The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous opportunities for researchers to contribute potential solutions to help stop and prevent spread of the disease.
Learn more below. If you have additional ideas about ways we can help you, your family, or your community, please contact the appropriate person or group from the following information.
CTSI FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is offering pilot funding (up to $15,000) in support of select COVID-19 related research projects. Please submit your proposal via this application link and a staff member will respond to you quickly with the next steps. Submission deadline: Open
The Indiana Biobank has de-identified biological samples and linked clinical data available from people who are COVID-19+, suspected COVID-19+ and recovered individuals. There is a charge for samples to cover the cost of the collection. Pilot funding is also being offered to support COVID-19 related research utilizing Indiana Biobank samples. Please submit your proposal via this application link and a staff member will respond to you quickly with the next steps. Submission deadline: Open
The Indiana CTSI Community Health Partnerships program is soliciting proposals for its annual Trailblazer Award. Projects focused on COVID-19 are encouraged and prioritized. Learn more here.
NIH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
National Institutes of Health is posting funding opportunities daily in support of COVID-19 research. Please review this information, and apply for opportunities where your research and expertise can help make a difference.
ADDITIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Indiana University Vice President for Research Office of Administration has vetted funding opportunities from various agencies, foundations, and organizations for research related to COVID-19. Go here to see the list.
RESOURCES AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES
Indiana Biobank to Serve as Central Repository
The Indiana University Institutional Review Board (IRB) has recommended the Indiana Biobank serve as the centralized collection and storage repository for all COVID-19 related sample banking taking place at IU Health, Eskenazi and IU School of Medicine. Centralized receiving, processing, storing and distribution of samples, are some of the services the Indiana Biobank provides, in addition to database and IT support. Find out more about the program here.
Indiana Academic Institutions Mobilizing to Increase Supply of PPE
Ivy Tech Community College local campuses and the partner universities of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame) announced that they are currently focused on optimizing and printing medical face shields. They anticipate being able to produce several thousand face shields each week, spread across the various 3D printing locations.
To learn more about this and other collaborative efforts related to COVID-19 supply shortages, go here.