Open Funding Opportunities

Open Funding Opportunities2021-01-24T18:12:42-05:00

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



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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Postdoc Challenge Grant Funding to Use CTSI Designated Core Facilities

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 4, 2021

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.

Contact Information: Tommy Sors tsors@purdue.edu

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Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Pilot & Feasibility Grant

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: January 22, 2021 @ 5p to jelmendo@iupui.edu
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 22, 2021 (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 two different grant mechanisms:
  1. Full P&F Grants: This mechanism will fund up to $50,000.
  2. Core P&F Grants: This mechanism will fund up to $5,000 for IDRC core usage. These “core bucks” will allow both new and established investigators to obtain key preliminary data for a developing area of diabetes-related research.
This funding opportunity announcement invites applications from investigators at Indiana University School of Medicine and other Indiana University campuses (IU Bloomington, IU Muncie, etc.), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Purdue University, University of Notre Dame and the Indiana Biomedical Research Institute (IBRI).

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

  • Note that all categories, including Category 4, can apply for either a full or a core P&F grant.

    For 2021, the program has two special invitations:
    1. Alzheimer’s-Focused Full 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.

    2. Physician-Scientist Full P&F Grants This mechanism invites applications from exceptional emerging physician-scientists holding an MD (or equivalent) or MD/PhD with a patient-oriented clinical research project, who are early in their clinical research careers and show great promise to develop into future independent investigators.

    Awards may not exceed $50,000 for a Full P&F Grant, or $5,000 for a Core P&F Grant.

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

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    Stark Neurosciences Pre-Clinical Neuroimaging Pilot Grant

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

    The goal of the Pre-Clinical Neuroimaging Research Pilot Study program is to facilitate the generation of new knowledge in the neurosciences through the development of funded research programs. This mechanism will provide seed-support up to $10,000 for innovative, high-risk animal imaging projects using the Bruker BioSpec 9.4T PET-MRI scanner using the IIBIS In-Vivo Imaging Core.

    Applicants (the contact PI) from one of the following three categories are eligible to apply:
  • Category 1: New investigators without current or past NIH research support as PD/PI.
  • Category 2: Established investigators who do not belong to Category 1 and do not have neuroimaging experience but wish to apply neuroimaging to enhance their current research.
  • Category 3: Established neuroimaging investigators who do not belong to Category 1 & 2 and propose testing innovative ideas that represent clear departure from ongoing research interests.

  • Award amount is up to $10,000 for one year.

    Contact Information: Yu-Chien Wu, Scientific Director for the Roberts Translational Imaging Facility yucwu@iu.edu

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    Indiana CTSI (IUSM) Core Equipment Grant

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 5, 2021

    The Indiana CTSI is seeking proposals from CTSI Designated IU School of Medicine Cores requesting support for the purchase of equipment that will enhance the research environment and contribute to the research mission of the School and the CTSI.

    Proposals requesting equipment costing between $5,000 - $100,000 will be accepted. Proposals for equipment costing more than $100,000 will be entertained if matching funds to cover the balance are identified.

    Eligibility:

    Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities (Spring)

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 29, 2021

    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.

    Funding is for a maximum requested amount of $10,000; projects are typically two years in duration.

    Funding is for utilization of designated Indiana CTSI core facilities only. Information describing each core is available at https://indianactsi.org/servicecores/

    A letter from each Core Director where service is required and must be included in the application.

    Contact Information:Translational Research Development Program trnsldev@iu.edu

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    Global Health Reciprocal Innovation Demonstration Grants

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 22, 2021

    The goal of this request for applications (RFA) is to facilitate research and demonstrate 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. Competitive applications will focus on shared health challenges faced by people in underserved settings in Indiana and partners from low- or middle-income countries (LMIC). Projects should result in high impact solutions that provide reciprocal benefit to the communities Indiana CTSI institutions serve either at home or abroad, as well as a plan to sustain and expand these efforts after the end of support from this RFA.

    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 LMICs.

    Awards are up to $50,000 for a period of two years.

    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 criteria 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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    CTSI Postdoctoral Training in Translational Research (TL1)

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 23, 2021

    The emphasis of the CTSI postdoctoral training awards in translational research is to move findings from basic laboratory and pre-clinical research (referred to as T1 research) toward the development of new treatment options or interventions or clinical trials (referred to as T2 research) to eventual dissemination or clinical implementation (referred to as T3 research) to studying population health outcomes and health metrics (referred to as T4 research). 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 CTSI is to make awards at all of these stages. It is important that the translational research have clear applications to human disease and health outcomes.

    Postdoctoral training through this CTSI program is viewed as a collaborative endeavor among the trainee, the primary mentor, and the co-mentor. Therefore, the application must be completed by both the primary mentor and the applicant. The training is experiential, supplemented with seminars and invited talks that will help the fellow consider a career in translational science research or a scientific career in industry.

    The CTSI TL1 postdoctoral training program offers three fellowship tracks: 1) Traditional 2) Community-Public Health, or 3) Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Please refer to the individual funding announcements for detailed information and eligibility requirements for each track.

    Funding for all postdoctoral training awards is for up to two years (with the 2nd year of funding contingent upon review and demonstration of satisfactory progress). Benefits include salary support as well as health insurance.

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

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