Open Funding Opportunities2022-01-23T17:31:13-05:00

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



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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 31, 2022

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).

An article highlighting the contributions of previous Kelley MBA student teams to CTSI cores and resources was recently published on the CTSI website.

Selected projects will commence in early March 2022 and will be completed by early May 2022.

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

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Showalter Trust

DEADLINE FOR ROUTING TO ORA: January 11, 2022 5:00 PM
DEADLINE FOR UPLOADING ORA APPROVED PROPOSAL: January 18, 2022 11:59 PM


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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Research Enhancement Grant (REG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 18, 2022

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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Biomedical Research Grant (BRG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 18, 2022

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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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 presentation 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: Translational Research Development Program / 317-278-2822 trnsldev@iu.edu

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Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Pilot & Feasibility Grant

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: February 21, 2022 @ 5p to jelmendo@iupui.edu
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 21, 2022 (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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    Global Health Reciprocal Innovation Demonstration Grants

    LETTER OF INTENT(LOI)SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 14, 2022 via email to Rish O’Brien rchauhan@iu.edu
    FULL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2022 online via link provided by Rish O’Brien

    For this funding announcement, the Indiana CTSI encourages applications from individuals with full-time, regular faculty appointments and postdoctoral research associates. Postdoctoral applicants must include their mentor on the investigator team as well as their letter of support in the submission package. This award is designed to support research and demonstrate innovations with a high potential to alleviate the health burden of one of the priority areas. 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 into either the partner country or US/Indiana after the end of support from this RFA.

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

    Submission of a letter of intent is required in order to receive approval for the submission of a full proposal. The letter of intent should address the following elements (see draft linked below):
    1. Scope and specific aims of the research project
    2. Project team including US and international partners and collaborators
    3. The reciprocal nature of the research project


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

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

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 10, 2022

    The Postdoc Challenge offers postdoctoral researchers at Indiana University, Indiana University School of Medicine, IUPUI, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and IBRI 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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    Indiana CTSI (Bloomington) Research Equipment Fund (REF)

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 1, 2022

    The Indiana CTSI (Bloomington) Research Equipment Program supports purchase of commercially available research equipment to be used by groups of investigators, working together or separately, on innovative projects to enhance externally funded research and the mission of the Indiana CTSI. An applicant must be an IU Bloomington faculty member but applicants may include interested researchers at CTSI partner institutions.

    Applications require a 50% match from participating units.

    Contact Information: Joel Ybe jybe@indiana.edu


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    Translational Public Health Research Award

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 4, 2022

    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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    Stark Neurosciences Pre-Clinical Neuroimaging Pilot Grant

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2022

    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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    IU School of Medicine Multi-Center Pilot Funding Grant

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2022

    The goal of this initiative is to bring together members of the IU School of Medicine Centers and Institutes to collaborate and develop novel concepts that advance the mission of the IU School of Medicine and the research goals of the funding Centers / Institutes. Projects should be cross-disciplinary in novel areas of investigation with a goal to generate data in support of future collaborative funding opportunities.

    Applications from all CTSI investigators with a full-time academic appointment, at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM, all campuses), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana University (IU, all campuses), Purdue University, or University of Notre Dame that are members of at least one of the funding Centers / Institutes are invited.

    All applications should have a maximum requested amount of $50,000 and be limited to a one-year duration.

    Contact Information: iusm_cidirectors-l@list.iupui.edu

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    Indiana CTSI (IUSM) Core Equipment Grant

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 4, 2022

    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:

    Community Health Partnerships Trailblazer Award

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 1, 2022

    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. 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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    Community Health Partnerships (CHeP) Trailblazer Planning Grant

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

    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 Indiana residents. This award will not fund research pilot projects; 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 award is the development of a future research proposal for opportunities such as the Community Health Partnerships 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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    Deadline: Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Parent or Alzheimer’s Disease Focused Pilot & Feasibility Grant
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