Office of the Vice Provost for Research

The Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid of Research & Creative Activity program is intended to support research and creative activity with modest subsidies at critical times. This program is designed 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.  Faculty who have received the award during the past six semesters are NOT eligible to apply.

If you received a Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid award in fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016, or spring 2017, you are not eligible to apply until 2018.

DeadlineAward AmountOnline ApplicationContact
anytime up to $3,000

Fraya Fox
ffox[at]indiana [dot] edu  
(812) 855-8913

Ed Comentale, AVP for Arts & Humanities


Grant-in-Aid of Research may be used for any specific and necessary research expense for which funds are not available through other external or internal sources. These may include small equipment including computers and computer accessories, special supplies, wages for hourly technical assistants, and travel to research libraries for materials that can not be accessed any other way. The support cannot normally be used for travel to present an invited research paper at a meeting of a professional society, books or other assistance that is usually provided by other university or external sources. The grant may not be used to reimburse for previously paid expenses. The grant may not be applied to defray the recipient's living expenses. Up to $2,000 can be used for publishing subvention. No more than one faculty member may apply for subvention funding for a single publication/project.


Open to Bloomington retired tenured faculty, retired tenured librarians, retired research scientists, and retired research center directors.

Faculty who have received the award during the past six semesters are NOT eligible to apply.


Retired Faculty who are no longer active at Indiana University Bloomington and have a paid appointment at another institution are not eligible to apply.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete an electronic application and attach the following as PDFs to the electronic application form (please note page limitations):

  • project description (4-page maximum)
  • completed RF-GIA Budget Worksheet (on the online application)
  • letter of support from the department chair, dean, or unit head (may be attached to the application form or sent to
  • curriculum vitae (3-page maximum)