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


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

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 29, 2018

    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,
  • 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: ICReATE icreate@iu.edu

    Files for Investigators


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    Pediatric Fellow Research Project RFA

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 18, 2018

    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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    Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 18, 2018

    The Indiana CTSI Pilot Funding program is intended to promote the use of technologies and expertise afforded by the Indiana CTSI Core Facilities available at all partner institutions. Successful proposals will demonstrate outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property (IP). Success of the program will be viewed, in part, by the fostering of new funded grants or providing significant contributions to grant renewals. Therefore, proposals will be judged with equal measure on scientific merit and the likelihood of generating new IP or extramural grant support.

    Applications to this program are expected to have a maximum requested amount of $10,000; projects are typically two years in duration.

    Funding is for utilization of designated Indiana CTSI core facilities only. Information describing each core is available at https://www.indianactsi.org/tech-lab-resources/service-cores/.

    A letter from each Core Director where service is requested is required and must be included in the application. It is strongly recommended that you contact the Core Director(s) no later than 10 business days prior to the submission deadline.

    Contact Information: ICReATE / 317-278-2822 icreate@iu.edu

    Files for Investigators


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    Digibiomarkers Technology Award

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 12, 2018

    A new innovative application platform, DigiBiomarkers, has been developed by Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) in collaboration with MavenSphere, Inc., to facilitate the rapid deployment of tools based on Appleā€™s ResearchKit, HealthKit, and CareKit software frameworks to capture digital information from individuals or patients.

    See Indiana CTSI news release: https://www.indianactsi.org/news_/new-mobile-research-tool-rfa/

    DigiBiomarkers (www.digibiomarkers) enables a wealth of data to be captured from patients which has not been available up to this point in time, and brings more objectivity and efficiency to clinical trials, thus accelerating the pace of quality research. The opportunity to remotely and continuously monitor patients provides a more contextually valid picture of patient health, while increasing the number of data points researchers have from which to draw conclusions.

    The Indiana CTSI is now offering access to this platform. Applications to this program are limited to a total of $10,000 for customization of the software. Duration of the project may vary, depending on the research needs.

    Researchers considering an application for use of this platform should contact Bharath Bynagari of DigiBiomarkers to discuss their project and receive a demonstration of the application platform prior to submission: bynagari@MavenSphere.com or 317-590-8275.

    RFA Contact Information: ICReATE / 317-278-2822 icreate@iu.edu

    Files for Investigators


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    Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Grant

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 10, 2018

    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. Even though the Indiana statute encourages collaborations with researchers outside of Indiana, the primary research should be Indiana-based. Collaborations can be between Principal Investigators (PIs) at the same institution, different institutions, or a PI and a company. Salary support for collaborators outside of Indiana will be limited.

    Applications to this program are limited to a maximum requested amount of up to $80,000 per year for two years for basic science proposals and up to $100,000 per year for two years for proposals with research involving living human subjects.

    Contact Information:ICReATE Program: 317-278-2822 / icreate@iu.edu

    Files for Investigators


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