Open Funding Opportunities

Open Funding Opportunities2020-05-28T14:48:36-04:00

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



Symposium, Workshop, and Conference Funding Program

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 sentation 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: trnsldev@iu.edu / 317-278-2822

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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: chronic diseases, such as, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity; improve health outcomes for infants and their mothers; reduce substance use disorders, such as alcohol abuse and opioid addiction; and increase access to 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, 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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Community Health Partnerships Trailblazer Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 1, 2020

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. This call encourages and prioritizes projects focused on responses to the COVID-19 outbreak and/or rural health.

These projects are to pursue one or both of the following: (1) to implement research that has the potential to identify or reduce health inequities or (2) to evaluate an existing health-related program that has the potential to improve health equity. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how the proposed project incorporates core elements of community-engaged research.

There must be both 1) a university lead and 2) a community lead for the project, and 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 3, 2020

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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Collaboration in Translational Research (CTR)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 4, 2020

The objective of the CTSI Collaboration in Translational Research (CTR) pilot grant program is to 1) foster and encourage collaborations across the CTSI partner institutions and to 2) initiate or continue translational research projects that have very strong and immediate potential to develop into larger, externally funded research programs or generate novel intellectual property (IP). The application will be evaluated on the quality of the proposed science as well as the application’s strength in clarifying the plan for leveraging the award toward the achievement of the two primary CTR objectives. Significant weight will be afforded in the review process for collaborative arrangements that have the potential to develop into a long-term partnership; one that uniquely positions the individuals to further their existing, or new, fields of research.

Applications to this program are limited to a total of $75,000 and are 24 months (2 years) in duration. Proposed projects should have at least two (or more) principal investigators / collaborators with equal contribution, from at least two of the six sponsoring affiliates for this program. Sponsoring affiliates include:
  • IU School of Medicine (IUSM)
  • IUPUI (non-IUSM)
  • IU Bloomington
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette)
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI)


  • Please see RFA for full eligibility criteria. Contact Information: / Translational Research Development 317-278-2822 transldev@iu.edu

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