Open Funding Opportunities2022-08-10T12:50:06-04:00

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



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 two years to allow for partnership growth and collaborative grant proposal development.

Contact Information: chep@iupui.edu

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Indiana CTSI (Bloomington) Research Equipment Fund (REF)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 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: jybe@indiana.edu


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Maternal and Pediatric Precision In Therapeutics (MPRINT) Hub Data and Modeling Knowledge & Research Coordination Center (KRCC) P30 Opportunity Fund Awards

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DEADLINE: July 1, 2022 (submitted via email to Sandra Milescu sanmiles@iu.edu) sanmiles@iu.edu FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1, 2022 (via link provided after LOI submission)

The MPRINT Hub serves as a national resource for expertise in maternal and pediatric therapeutics to conduct and foster therapeutics-focused research in obstetrics, lactation, and pediatrics while enhancing inclusion of people with disabilities. More information about the MPRINT Hub can be found here

The IU/OSU MPRINT KRCC coordinates and supports the operations of the entire MPRINT Hub, providing a knowledge base that will aggregate and identify knowledge deficits in the principles of maternal and pediatric therapeutics including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, genetics, proteomics, and metabolomics that inform drug development and regulatory science.

This P30 opportunity will provide funding for one year for a combination of clinical fellow / postdoctoral fellow awards up to $25,000 and faculty awards up to $150,000 (total costs) for a total award amount in the range of $500,000.

Contact Information: info@mprint.org

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Research Enhancement Grant (REG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 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: September 1, 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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Pediatric Fellow Research Projects

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 3, 2022

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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Activity Based Therapy Program for the Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 1, 2022

The overall objective of this program is to foster and encourage activity-based therapy programs for the prevention, treatment and cure of spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques, and neuronal recovery.

The initiative for funding activity based therapy programs consists of two funding mechanisms: 1) an RFA for programs providing rehabilitative clinical care and employing “activity based” approaches for traumatic spinal cord injury persons, and 2) an RFA for programs providing rehabilitative clinical care and employing “activity based” approaches for traumatic brain injury persons.

Applications for each RFA may be submitted for up to a maximum requested amount of $150,000 for the total duration of the project. Programs must be conducted in compliance with all state and federal laws.

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

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Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities (Fall)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 26, 2022

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 21, 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 2023 and will be completed by early May 2023.

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

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