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Office of the Vice Provost for Research

OVPR provides funding at IU Bloomington through recognizing outstanding and distinguished research and creative activity; supporting department recruitment efforts; accelerating research in centers, institutes, and museums; and offering competitive opportunities to receive funding for high-impact projects.
 

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Competitive Funding Programs

Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding DEADLINE: Sept. 3, 2015 & March 1, 2016

Supports collaborative research and creative activities and projects involving tenured or tenure-track faculty and research scientists/scholars who are working with IU Bloomington centers, institutes, or museums.

Emergency Grant-in-Aid DEADLINE: Open

Supports research and creative activity with a modest subsidy at critical times.

Emerging Areas of Research DEADLINE: September 9, 2016

Emerging areas of research are key areas of current or growing research strength on the IU Bloomington campus in which the campus can become a national and/or international leader. 

Faculty Research Support Program - External Resubmission DEADLINE: Open

Supports new innovative research projects that were previously submitted for, but did not receive, external funding from federal, state, international, or private non-profit entities and whose likelihood of funding on resubmission (within one year) would increase with the acquisition of additional data or proof of concept. Renewals and continuation projects will NOT be considered.

Faculty Research Support Program - Seed Funding DEADLINE: April 3  |  Nov. 1

Supports new innovative research projects that have not been previously submitted for external funding from federal, state, international, or private entities but are targeted for submission to a specific external agency within one year of the start of funding and whose likelihood of funding on submission would increase with the acquisition of data or proof of concept. Renewals and continuation projects will not be considered. Awards will be for nine months only.

Grant-in-Aid DEADLINE: Oct. 3 and Feb. 15

Modest interim support provided for faculty research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute in Bloomington DEADLINE: varies

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute was established with a $25 million award from the National Institutes of Health and was recently renewed with an additional $30 million grant. Through I-CTSI, funding opportunities are available to faculty at Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Notre Dame. Click the link above to view funding opportunities available through IndianaCTSI.

Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration DEADLINE: TBD

The primary goal of this program is to support new directions in international and area studies that include collaborations among faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools throughout the Bloomington campus. The program also will extend opportunities for faculty and students to engage in collaborations in international, area, and global studies.

Research Leave Supplement Program DEADLINE: March 1 & Oct 1

Support research and creative activity at critical times for senior researchers and scholars who continue to pursue active research interests and keep close ties with their departments.

Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid DEADLINE: Oct 1 & Feb 15

Supports research and creative activity with a modest subsidy at critical times. Specifically for senior researchers and scholars who, though retired from professional duties at IUB, continue to pursue active research interests and keep close ties with their departments.

Non-competitive Funding Programs

Bridge Funding Program  DEADLINE: open

To provide modest financial support for faculty research and scholarship during times when externally funded research programs are between grant cycles. Funds will be used to maintain research programs at a level adequate to ensure continuing viability.

Distinguished Faculty & Distinguished Faculty Emeritus Research Fund DEADLINE: open

Provides support for research expenses of faculty of distinguished rank.

Start-up Funds DEADLINE: Open

Start-up funds are often a critical element in the successful recruitment and launch of a faculty member’s academic career. Under special circumstances, particularly in the sciences when the need exceeds average start-up cost, OVPR will consider a partnership with an academic unit to determine an appropriate start-up package. The OVPR funds will generally focus on shared equipment.

Nominations Required

Distinguished Faculty Research Award and Lecture DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2016

This annual award and lecture, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, recognizes the research achievements and contributions of an IU Bloomington tenured or tenure-track faculty member.

Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award and Lecture DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2016

This award and lecture, jointly offered by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, recognizes collaborative faculty teams for their accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Luther Dana Waterman Professorship DEADLINE: Oct. 10, 2014

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington is pleased to announce the creation of a second Luther Dana Waterman Professorship, this one aimed at supporting an outstanding early career professor working in the sciences, broadly defined.

Additional University-wide Funding Opportunities

IU Grand Challenges Program

The Bicentennial Strategic Plan calls for Indiana University to invest significant resources over the next decade to catalyze research. This investment will be particularly focused on Grand Challenges—major and large-scale problems facing humanity that can only be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of the best researchers. Over the next five years, the university anticipates investing $300 million, including base funding for as many as 175 new faculty lines.

IU Collaborative Research Grants

The goals of this competition are to facilitate and support outstanding research and cutting edge discoveries by teams of experts who have not worked together previously in the project’s subject matter.

New Frontiers in Arts & Humanities

This universitywide program supporting faculty projects in the arts and humanities is managed by OVPR and funded through the IU President's Office.