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:
  • CTSI designated Service Cores
  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design assistance
  • Project Development Teams


  • 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 presentation 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

    Files for Investigators


    Click here to start a submission

    Click here to return to your submission

    Collaboration in Translational Research

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 26, 2018

    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 full RFA for new eligibility criteria.

    Contact Information: icreate@iu.edu

    Files for Investigators