Open Funding Opportunities2021-04-06T08:54:10-04:00

This page lists all Indiana CTSI funding opportunities currently accepting applications. Clicking on the Request For Application (RFA) title will provide you with further details.

The “Click here to start a submission” link at the bottom of each RFA will take you to the Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana CTSI also has several resources to assist you as you plan your RFA submission:

ALL OPEN RFAs



Global Health Reciprocal Innovation Planning Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Planning Grant applications are accepted year-round while funds are available

The goal of this request for applications (RFA) is to facilitate the planning and designing of reciprocal innovation projects focusing on one of the identified priority areas: non-communicable diseases, including cancer, diabetes and hypertension; infant and maternal health; infectious diseases especially HIV, malaria, and COVID-19; mental health; and access to quality healthcare. Activities in this RFA will be implemented through principal investigators from Indiana CTSI institutions (IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame) and collaborative partnerships between Indiana state health partners, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, health systems, government agencies, and partners from low- or middle-income countries (LMIC). The planning efforts must demonstrate an understanding of shared health challenges in underserved communities in Indiana and LMIC partner sites, a plan to develop high-impact solutions that provide reciprocal benefit to Indiana and the LMIC partner, as well as a commitment to the development of new programs or partnerships that will result in the development and demonstration of reciprocal innovation projects.

This award is designed to provide preliminary support for investigators to establish partnerships, develop project teams, identify promising health innovations for demonstration, develop evidence to support the demonstration of a reciprocal innovation in Indiana or at an LMIC partner site, conduct training to prepare for a reciprocal innovation demonstration project, and other activities needed to prepare competitive demonstration grant applications for reciprocal innovation.

Applicants may request up to $10,000 for a period of 1 year.

University of Notre Dame Matching Funds: University of Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health will provide up to $10,000 matching funds for successful Notre Dame faculty and affiliated members of the Eck Institute for Global Health. Researchers who meet this criterion may submit a budget inclusive of this additional funding. For questions on eligibility, please contact Nydia Morales-Soto (nsoto@nd.edu).

Contact Information: Rish Chauhan O’Brien rchauhan@iu.edu

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Translational Public Health Research Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 8, 2021

The goal of the Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington is to provide a more holistic model for the field of public health so that the individual, social, environmental and policy factors that support optimal health and wellness have a viable framework from which to approach the current human health conditions. Applications may focus on any aspect of public health but ultimately lead to the improvement of human health outcomes. These applications require a partnership between an IUB faculty member and a public health liaison and / or collaborator at another Indiana CTSI partner institution. PIs are strongly encouraged to include other Indiana CTSI affiliate faculty but this not a requirement. Collaborations need not be established prior to submission but should demonstrate the equal contribution of each team member and how synergism will be achieved.

Applications are expected to have a maximum requested amount of $50,000/year for two years for a total of $100,000.

Contact Information: Joel Ybe jybe@indiana.edu

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Biomedical Research Grant (BRG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 3, 2021

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: 317-278-2822 trnsldev@iu.edu

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Research Enhancement Grant (REG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 3, 2021

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. This does not include the IUPUI campus. 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: 317-278-2822 trnsldev@iu.edu

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Community Health Partnerships (CHeP) Trailblazer Planning Grant

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 3, 2021

The Indiana CTSI Community Health Partnerships is soliciting proposals for the development of community-university partnerships to improve health, examine social determinants of health, or enhance health equity to result in future collaborative research proposals. The award can be used to establish new partnerships or to strengthen/expand existing community-university partnerships to solve critical health problems affecting Hoosiers. This award will not fund research pilots; instead, it will fund activities that help develop partnerships between organizations that have potential to later engage in joint research projects to address health, health equity or social determinants of health. The expected outcome of this partnership development award is the development of a future research proposal for opportunities such as the Trailblazer Award. Examples of partnership development activities we are interested in funding include meetings, conferences, travel expenses, and quality improvement assessments.

Awards will be up to $5,000 for one year to allow for partnership growth and collaborative grant proposal development.

Contact Information: chep@iupui.edu

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Community Health Partnerships (CHeP) Trailblazer Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

Indiana CTSI Community Health Partnerships is soliciting proposals for collaborative, community-engaged research projects focused on topics that have potential to improve health equity in Indiana. Examples of work we are interested in funding include substance misuse, tobacco use, obesity prevention, infant mortality, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as disparities in rural areas and relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This RFA encourages and prioritizes projects that have outlined a sustainability plan using existing Indiana CTSI infrastructure (i.e., Connections IN Health, Monon Collaborative) and/or connections to statewide health initiatives.

Eligible projects will propose to either: (1) implement research that has the potential to identify or reduce health inequities; or (2) evaluate an existing health-related program that has the potential to improve health equity. Projects that propose to achieve their objectives by changing (or demonstrating the potential to change) policy, systems, and/or the environment are encouraged.

There must be both 1) a university lead and 2) a community lead for the project, both partners must currently work in an Indiana-based institution or organization.

Funding may be requested up to $25,000 over two years

Contact Information: chep@iupui.edu

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Charles Fisch Cardiovascular Research Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 3, 2021

The objective of the Dr. Charles Fisch Cardiovascular Research Award is to support cardiovascular research for young investigators or more senior investigators, embarking on a new research direction.

All faculty members with a primary appointment in the tenure, clinical or research tracks in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine who do not have > $200,000 intramural or extramural research support are eligible to apply for research program support. Clinical fellows, postdoctoral researchers and students in the division of cardiology may apply for research fellowship to support his/her research training under a faculty member in the division of cardiology.

Applications to this program are limited to a total of $60,000.

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

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