Open Funding Opportunities

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Open Funding Opportunities2019-08-16T15:03:54-04:00

This page lists all Indiana CTSI funded proposals currently accepting applications. Clicking on the RFA title will provide you with further details for that mechanism. The “Click here to start a submission” link at the bottom of each RFA will take you to the CTSI grants system (which requires login) and allows you to start the application process. The “Return to your submission” link at the bottom of each RFA will take you to the CTSI grants system (which requires login) and allows you to return to an application that you have already started (once your account has been created if you are a new user).

The CTSI also has several resources to assist you as you plan your submission to any of the RFAs below:

ALL OPEN RFAs



Symposium, Workshop, and Conference Funding Program RFA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – OPEN

The Indiana CTSI symposium, conference and workshop funding program is intended to facilitate sharing of ideas and findings in face-to-face discussion environments. The proposed symposium should include a translational research focus. The Indiana CTSI symposium program is specifically established to support sentation of new information to researchers in the Indiana CTSI that will establish research connections and lead to new research communication forums and ongoing collaborations. The application should describe how the proposed symposium will meet these goals.


Submission Checklist


  1. Scientific symposia includes a translational component lead in part by full-time faculty (Assistant Professor/Scientist or above).
  2. Requested support does not exceed $1,500. Please note: funds are not available to cover refreshments or entertainment expenses.
Contact Information: icreate@iu.edu / 317-278-2822

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Biomedical Research Grant (BRG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 3, 2019

The Biomedical Research Grant program is open to all IU School of Medicine (IUSM) faculty that are full-time, regardless of tenure status, having an appointment of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Assistant/Associate/Full Scientist. In general, two categories of research projects will benefit from this program: 1) research projects of investigators new to IUSM who do not yet have extramural funding and who need support to acquire the preliminary data necessary to compete for extramural funding; 2) research projects of established IUSM investigators who are between funding periods from extramural sources.

Applications are considered small grants and should have a maximum requested amount of $50,000 and be limited to one (1) year duration

Contact Information: ICReATE / 317-278-2822 icreate@iu.edu

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Research Enhancement Grant (REG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 3, 2019

The IUSM Research Enhancement Program is designed to stimulate research productivity at the statewide Centers for Medical Education (regional campuses) including the Bloomington Medical Sciences Program. All full-time Center/Medical Sciences faculty, regardless of tenure status, having an appointment of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor or Assistant/Associate/Full Scientist at time of submission, are eligible to apply for a Research Enhancement Grant. Primary appointment must be in the School of Medicine. Faculty in visiting ranks are not eligible for funding through this mechanism.

Applications are considered small grants and should have a maximum requested amount of $50,000 and be limited to one (1) year duration

Contact Information: ICReATE / 317-278-2822 icreate@iu.edu

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Indiana Alcohol Research Center Pilot Project Program

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: July 1, 2019
FULL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 2019

The Indiana Alcohol Research Center (IARC) is soliciting proposals for pilot projects from investigators who want to develop research on alcohol use disorders. Applications pertinent to basic mechanisms and genetic underpinnings of alcohol preference or compulsive drinking, tolerance, are welcome. The purpose of an IARC pilot grant is to allow an investigator to obtain preliminary data leading to extramural funding. Previous experience in research on alcoholism is not required.

Pilot projects are limited to $50,000 (total cost) for one year An e-mail to dcrabb@iu.edu indicating the intention to submit a project, proposal title and a few sentences describing the project is required by July 1, 2019. The application deadline is September 1, 2019. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file via e-mail to dcrabb@iu.edu

See RFA for additional information.

Contact Information: David Crabb / 317-880-7060 dcrabb@iu.edu

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Charles Fisch Cardiovascular Research Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 3, 2019

Indiana University School of Medicine announces the availability of Dr. Charles Fisch Cardiovascular Research Award to support cardiovascular research for young investigators or more senior investigators, embarking on a new research direction.

Applicants must have an Indiana University faculty appointment in the Department of Cardiology, Department of Medicine to apply for research program support. Clinical fellows and postdoctoral researchers in the Division of Cardiology may apply for research fellowship support under a faculty member in the Division of Cardiology.

Successful proposals will demonstrate scientific merit and a potential for generating extramural funding. In addition, prioritization will be given to those projects that utilize more than one IU Health hospital or facility for leveraging existing patient populations or clinical programs and/or projects that will potentially lead to improvements in the quality of care for IU Health patients.

Applicants may request up to $60,000 total, although particularly meritorious proposals that have well-justified budget needs as high as $100,000 may be considered.

Contact Information: Jessica Dye / 317-274-0990 jessdye@iu.edu

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Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities (Fall)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 9, 2019

The Indiana CTSI Pilot Funding program is intended to promote the use of technologies and expertise afforded by the Indiana CTSI Core Facilities available at all partner institutions. Successful proposals will demonstrate outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property (IP). Success of the program will be viewed, in part, by the fostering of new funded grants or providing significant contributions to grant renewals. Therefore, proposals will be judged with equal measure on scientific merit and the likelihood of generating new IP or extramural grant support.

Proposals must use a CTSI-designated Core Facility.

Contact Information: 317-278-2822 icreate@iu.edu

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Pediatric Fellow Research Projects RFA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 14, 2019

The Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support research projects conducted by pediatric clinical fellows in accredited fellowship programs within the sections of the Department of Pediatrics.

Fellow research projects can request funding up to $10,000. It is anticipated that five to seven awards will be made.

Contact Information: Scott Denne /317-274-4920 sdenne@iu.edu

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Eli Lilly-Stark Neurosciences Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Neurodegeneration

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

The Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) are seeking applicants for special pre-doctoral training fellowships in translational neurodegenerative disease research. We seek applicants whose research is focused on age-related neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, among others. Translational research refers to what is popularly termed as "bench to bedside"; the process by which research in the lab translates into patient treatment. Translational research fosters the multidirectional integration of basic research, patient-oriented research, and population-based research, with the long-term aim of improving the health of the public. Translation can involve everything from basic science discoveries in the lab that directly focus on human disease states, through animal studies and drug development to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans.

The program offers a tuition allowance of $5,000, an annual stipend (plus applicable health insurance) aligned with current NIH recommendations, and an annual supplement of $7,500 to be used for travel, computers, and general supplies. Initial funding duration is for one (1) year, and is renewable for one (1) additional year pending review and demonstration of satisfactory progress.

Contact Information: ICReATE / 317-278-2822 icreate@iu.edu

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Eli Lilly-Stark Neurosciences Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Neurodegeneration

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

he Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) are seeking applicants for special post-doctoral training fellowships in translational neurodegenerative disease research. We seek applicants whose research is focused on age-related neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, among others. Translational research refers to what is popularly termed as "bench to bedside"; the process by which research in the lab translates into patient treatment. Translational research fosters the multidirectional integration of basic research, patient-oriented research, and population-based research, with the long-term aim of improving the health of the public. Translation can involve everything from basic science discoveries in the lab that directly focus on human disease states, through animal studies and drug development to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans.

Annual stipend (plus applicable health insurance) is aligned with current NIH recommendations. Annual supplement of $7,500 to be used for travel, computers, and general supplies. Initial funding duration is for one (1) year, and is renewable for one (1) additional year pending review and demonstration of satisfactory progress.

Contact Information: ICReATE / 317-278-2822 icreate@iu.edu

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Technology Enhancement Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 7, 2019

The Technology Enhancement Award (TEA) supports development of healthcare product focused technologies with a goal to advance it toward commercialization. The critical preclinical data generated using the TEA award may support SBIR/STTR application and engagement of commercial partner. The technology may already reside in a startup company or a clear plan exists to place it into a startup.

Applicants must be researchers, including post doctoral fellows, within the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Awardees will receive funding up to $50,000, a position as an ICBI residence scholar and mentorship support through the ICBI Advisory Council.

The application form with specific contents listed below can be obtained from the ICBI website: Technology Enhancement Award (TEA) - 2019

Contact Information: Padma Portonovo pportono@iupui.edu

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Indiana CTSI – IU Kelley MBA Core & Project Business Management Assistance

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2019

The Indiana CTSI, jointly with the IU Kelley School of Business, is providing an opportunity to receive business management assistance by teams of Kelley School of Business students (2-5 students per project) for any Cores, resources, programs and units that provide a central service to CTSI investigators (see RFA for examples of assistance).

Students are part of the IU Bloomington Kelley residential-MBA program independent study program for course credit and the duration will be 8 weeks. Selected awardees will be expected to engage with the MBA students on the initial project scope (2 hours), additional follow-up or onsite meetings (8-12 hours) and a final project close-out (1-2 hours).

Selected projects will commence in early March 2020 and will be completed by early May 2020.

Contact Information: Rob Dimmitt, Sr. Director, Research Administration and Finance rdimmitt@iu.edu

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IUSM & IBRI Antibody Screening Pilot Program

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 14, 2019

The leadership of the IBRI and IU School of Medicine (IUSM) are sponsoring an RFA for collaborative research projects utilizing a human Fab Phage Display Platform (https://www.indianabiosciences.org/core-technologies/) which can generate humanized antibodies from multiple diverse libraries and offers several advantages when compared to other methods such as hybridoma screening.

The IBRI and IUSM will provide both advisory and technical support for: (i) screening to identify new antibody ligands; (ii) target validation biology research; (iii) starting points for optimization of new diagnostics and (iv) starting points for the optimization of new antibody therapeutics.

No direct financial support will be provided to the applicant.

Contact Information: Alan Palkowitz apalkow@iu.edu

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