Open Funding Opportunities

Open Funding Opportunities2022-11-24T06:18:24-05:00

Translational Research Development Program

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



Early Career Investigator Awards in Clinical – Translational Research (K12)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 05, 2023

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is requesting applications for K12 Early Career Investigator clinical – translational research proposals.

These awards are designed to provide promising early career faculty investigators the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive, multi-disciplinary settings toward the goal of developing careers in clinical - translational research. Emphasis of the Indiana CTSI K12 Early Career Investigator Awards in Clinical - Translational Research are to move findings from basic laboratory and pre-clinical research toward the development of new treatment options or interventions or clinical trials to eventual dissemination or clinical implementation to studying population health outcomes and health metrics. The phases of translational research may not necessarily be linear and can jump steps depending on the research project and the starting point. The goal of the Indiana CTSI is to make awards at all of these stages. It is important that the clinical - translational research have clear applications to human disease and health outcomes. For details please see the links for the full announcement and other supporting documents.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to send their current CV to Patricia McGuire (pcmcguire@iu.edu) for eligibility pre-screening no later than December 9, 2022. Applications are due January 5, 2023.

Contact Information: Patricia McGuire / 317-278-2824 pcmcguir@iu.edu

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Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

The overall objective of the Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research program is to foster and encourage research for the prevention, treatment and cure of spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques, and neuronal recovery. Collaborations are encouraged between Indiana-based researchers as well as with researchers located outside the state of Indiana, including researchers in other countries. Salary support for collaborators outside of Indiana will be limited, however.

Maximum requested amount:
  • Basic science proposals may request up to $80,000 per year for two years
  • Clinical research proposals (i.e. involving human subjects, human biological samples, or data from human subjects) may request up to $100,000 per year for two years
  • Early commercialization proposals targeting new technologies (i.e. diagnostic or therapeutic drugs / devices) may request up to $100,000 for one year


  • Priority will be given to:
  • Researchers who are submitting revised applications from the 2021 RFA
  • Junior investigators (within 5 years of their last training period at the time of submission)
  • Researchers embarking on a new research direction
  • Returning investigators whose prior awards have resulted in demonstrable movement along the translational spectrum (e.g. from in vitro to in vivo) and/or led to extramural research support
  • Early commercialization research that is reasonably expected to lead to future funding (SBIR/STTR, private investment)


  • Contact Information:317-278-2822 trnsldev@iu.edu

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    Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine

    EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

    The Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (FRCS) grant program, funded through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation, will provide financial support to help early career physician-scientists who have experienced disruptions in their research programs due to the need for enhanced caregiving activities during the pandemic. Projects funded in the previous cycle, may also submit for an additional year of funding.

    Individual awards will be for one year with expected budgets between $35,000 and $50,000.

    Contact Information: Matt Allen or Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds matallen@iu.edu btuckeredmon@iuhealth.org

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    Biomedical Research Grant (BRG)

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 17, 2023

    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: January 17, 2023

    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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    Showalter Trust

    DEADLINE FOR ROUTING TO ORA: January 10, 2023 5:00 PM
    DEADLINE FOR UPLOADING ORA APPROVED PROPOSAL: January 17, 2023


    Since 1975, IUSM has received research funding through gifts made possible from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund. The areas of appropriate biomedical research, eligible for funding, are broad and described by the benefactors as “the type of medical research that is most likely to permanently benefit mankind.” Donor intent prohibits the use of Showalter Trust funds for research in psychiatry, sociology, or social studies.

    Only current full-time faculty (non-visiting status) having a primary appointment in IUSM and a rank of assistant professor or assistant scientist are eligible to apply for funding from the Showalter Research Trust. Note that the same proposal may not be submitted as both a Biomedical Research Grant and a Showalter Trust application. If eligible for both programs, the investigator is encouraged to submit to the Showalter Trust.

    Applications for funding from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust will be reviewed in two stages. An initial review by the IUSM Biomedical Research Committee (BRC) will select the most meritorious proposals for further discussion and ranking. The BRC will then provide a recommended ranking to the Showalter Trustees who conduct a second review. Final funding decisions are made by the Showalter Trustees.

    Applications should have a maximum requested amount of $75,000.

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

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    Indiana University Health Values Fund Grant Pilot & Feasibility Program - Research

    SUBMISSION LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DEADLINE: November 15, 2022 @ 12n to GrantsAdministration@iuhealth.org
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 19, 2022

    Indiana University Health will invest in the conduct of clinically relevant research that is scientifically meritorious and medically sound, and has a clear benefit to Indiana University Health and the population it serves. The research projects funded by this program must conform to and support the Values Statements of Indiana University Health.

    The Values Fund for Research is primarily directed at new and early-stage investigators (per NIH definition) in the process of establishing research careers. To be eligible, applicants must fit the following criteria:
    1. Are within ten (10) years of their graduation from terminal degree at the time of the submission
    2. Have held no more than one grant (< $100,000) for which they were the Principal Investigator or Lead. Co-PI on other projects won’t count toward this requirement. It is acceptable for applicants to hold early career training grants (e.g. NIH K08, K23)
    3. Hold an academic rank of Assistant Professor or within first two years as an Associate Professor (For IUSM faculty to be eligible)

    Applications to this program are limited to $150,000 over a three (3) year duration , with a $50,000 per year maximum.

    Contact Information: GrantsAdministration@iuhealth.org

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    Indiana University Health Values Fund Grant Pilot & Feasibility Program - Education

    SUBMISSION LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DEADLINE: November 15, 2022 @ 12n to GrantsAdministration@iuhealth.org
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 19, 2022

    Indiana University Health’s strength in providing excellent patient care is partially based on involvement in the continuous development of new, pre-eminent health care professionals throughout the entire workforce and innovative care delivery models. The Indiana University Health is seeking applicants for the IUH Pilot and Feasibility Education Program. The funding preference for the 2023 round of Values Fund for Education grants will focus on curriculum development pertaining to:
    1. healthcare disparities and inequities, with curriculum benefiting healthcare providers and not focused on a community audience
    2. rural health
    3. behavioral health
    4. point of care ultrasound
    If applicants wish to submit other innovative projects/highly significant educational programs, they may be considered if funding is available.

    Funding is limited to a maximum of $50,000 per year for two years.

    Contact Information: GrantsAdministration@iuhealth.org

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    Global Health Reciprocal Innovation Planning Award

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 30, 2023

    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. 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, 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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    Sarah Roush Memorial Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

    EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 28, 2022

    Through a generous donation from James R. and Nancy E. Carpenter, as well as a matching contribution from the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center (IADC) established the Sarah Roush Memorial Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, an annual postdoctoral fellowship supplement that will enhance current research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease or other neurodegenerative dementing illnesses. The application can be focused on clinical, neuropsychological, basic, or other specific type of research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders Open to postdoctoral fellows at any IU School of Medicine campus.

    Fellowship will provide $22,500 for one year.

    Contact Information: Kylee Sutton keswank@iu.edu

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    IU Grant Linking Universitywide Expertise (GLUE) Award

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

    The mission of the Grants Linking University–wide Expertise (GLUE) awards is to support “the planning and team building across campuses to develop of large multi-investigator and/or multi-project, milestone-driven, translational research teams who are planning to eventually submit a multi-year extramural grant applications with annual budgets of $300K or higher in direct costs per year”. Examples of such grants include (but are not limited to) PPGs, U series, multi PI R01s, STTRs and SPORE grants. Applications for GLUE grants are accepted for review at any stage of their development. It is expected that these planning/seed grants will increase multidisciplinary collaborations, institutional competitiveness, opportunities for extramurally funded training grants and overall institutional funding.

    The GLUE funding is available to collaborative teams where the lead PI of the research team is from IUB, and the other members of the team are from Indiana CTSI affiliate campuses. Applications are expected to have a maximum requested amount 100,000 per year for up to two (2) years.

    Contact Information: Joel Ybe jybe@indiana.edu

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    Indiana CTSI Postdoc Challenge Grant Funding to Use CTSI Designated Core Facilities

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 9, 2023

    The Postdoc Challenge offers postdoctoral researchers at Indiana University, Indiana University School of Medicine, IUPUI, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame valuable proposal writing and reviewing experience in areas related to translational research through the use of one or more of the CTSI-designated core facilities at any of the partner universities. This is a competitive opportunity for a $5,000 award in the form of an expense account for use of core facility services. Funding is to be used only for services provided by the core facilities. Indiana CTSI-designated core facilities are listed on the CTSI website. (https://www.indianactsi.org/servicecores)

    Applications to this program are limited to $5,000 and are of one (1) year duration.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the informational workshops listed in the RFA (see also link to workshops information below).

    Contact Information: Tommy Sors tsors@purdue.edu

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    Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Pilot & Feasibility Grant

    LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: February 27, 2023 @ 5p to jelmendo@iupui.edu
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 27, 2023 (online)

    A primary research-related activity of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD)’s Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) program is to foster the development of new diabetes-related investigators and provide seed-support for innovative, high-risk projects.
    The CDMD P&F program has three different grant mechanisms:
    1. Parent P&F Grants: This mechanism invites applications directed towards basic biomedical, clinical, and/or translational research questions on cellular and molecular metabolism related to diabetes/obesity/metabolic syndrome, clinical and outcomes research in diabetes and obesity, complications of diabetes and obesity, islet function and survival, and nutrition and physiology of diabetes and obesity.
    2. Alzheimer’s-Focused P&F Grants : This mechanism invites applications focused on diabetes and metabolic disease aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and its related dementias (AD/ADRD)–frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, vascular cognitive impairment with dementia, and multiple etiology dementias.
    3. Physician-Scientist P&F Grants: This mechanism invites applications from exceptional emerging physician-scientists holding an MD (or equivalent) or MD/PhD with a patient-oriented diabetes and/or obesity-related clinical research project, who are early in their clinical research careers and show great promise to develop into future independent investigators.

    The program is directed at:
  • Category 1: New investigators without current or past NIH research support as a PD/PI with any current or past support from other sources being modest
  • Category 2: Established investigators with no previous work in diabetes who wish to apply their expertise to a problem in diabetes research
  • Category 3: Established investigators in diabetes who propose testing innovative ideas that represent clear departure from ongoing research interests
  • Category 4: Investigators developing new research techniques/technologies that could be used in an IDRC Core facility

  • Awards are up to $50,000 for one year

    Contact Information: Jeffrey S. Elmendorf, PhD jelmendo@iupui.edu

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    Deadline: Early Career Investigator Awards in Clinical – Translational Research (K12) Submission
    Jan 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

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