Open Funding Opportunities

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Open Funding Opportunities2019-09-18T22:19:44-04:00

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 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 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: icreate@iu.edu / 317-278-2822

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Pediatric Fellow Research Projects RFA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 14, 2019

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2019

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).

Selected projects will commence in early March 2020 and will be completed by early May 2020.

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

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IUSM & IBRI Antibody Screening Pilot Program

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 14, 2019

The leadership of the IBRI and IU School of Medicine (IUSM) are sponsoring an RFA for collaborative research projects utilizing a human Fab Phage Display Platform (https://www.indianabiosciences.org/core-technologies/) which can generate humanized antibodies from multiple diverse libraries and offers several advantages when compared to other methods such as hybridoma screening.

The IBRI and IUSM will provide both advisory and technical support for: (i) screening to identify new antibody ligands; (ii) target validation biology research; (iii) starting points for optimization of new diagnostics and (iv) starting points for the optimization of new antibody therapeutics.

No direct financial support will be provided to the applicant.

Contact Information: Alan Palkowitz apalkow@iu.edu

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Indiana CTSI Postdoc Challenge: Grant funding to use CTSI-Designated Core Facilities

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 13, 2020

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.

Informational Workshops
Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an Informational Workshop. Please download the flyer for your campus using the appropriate link below.

Contact Information: Tommy Sors tsors@purdue.edu

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Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Activity-Based Therapy Program

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 2, 2019

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

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Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 2, 2019

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:
  • 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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    Indiana University Health Values Fund for the Integration of Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Healthcare

    LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: November 1, 2019
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2019

    Indiana University Health is seeking applicants for the Indiana University Health Values Fund for the Integration of Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Health Care. IU Health defines spirituality broadly, based on the international consensus definition: Spirituality is the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meaning and purpose and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature, and to the significant or sacred.

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation has emphasized spiritual care as a vital part of the mission of health care institutions and the Values Fund offers a unique resource that will allow us fulfill our mission and uphold our values.

    Projects are especially encouraged that:
    1. Seek to foster a “whole person perspective” in healthcare, including mind, body and spirit.
    2. Foster practices, policies and procedures that enhance the ethical treatment of patients.
    3. Address issues of meaning and purpose in the lives of patients, families, clinicians or other IU Health team members.
    4. Research the role of religion, spirituality, and/or ethics in health and healing.
    5. Provide a service as a religious and ethical values resource center within the IU Health network and the broader community.
    6. Provide a linkage with, and liaison between, the religious community and IU Health, addressing the continuum of care and wellness issues in our society.
    Applications to this program are limited to a maximum of $50,000 per year for two (2) years duration.

    Contact Information and Email for LOI & Applications: atorke@iu.edu

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

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2019

    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 2020 Values Fund for Education grants will focus on curriculum development for point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) or areas of Scholarly Concentration that support the IU Health strategic and enterprise goals. (See list of scholarly concentrations in the RFA)

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

    Contact Information: GrantsAdministration@iuhealth.org

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

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2019

    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. Priority areas of funding supported by Indiana University Health include the following areas:
    1. Discovery of new knowledge and the development of new diagnostic, treatment and prevention modalities to improve patient care outcomes.
    2. Promotion of health in the population and the provision of health care of the highest quality to its patients while also aiding the hospital to become more efficient.
    3. Projects that demonstrate collaboration between any Indiana University Health hospital campuses including system hospitals.
    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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