Open Funding Opportunities

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Open Funding Opportunities2019-02-19T21:18:24-05:00

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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Postdoc Challenge: Grant Funding to Utilize CTSI-Designated Core Facilities

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 22, 2019

The Indiana CTSI is soliciting proposals from postdoctoral researchers to develop translational research through the use of technologies and expertise at the Indiana CTSI-designated core facilities available at all partner institutions. Translational research refers to research in the lab that eventually translates into patient treatment to improve human healthcare. Translation involves applying discoveries made during research (in the lab, through animal studies, etc.) to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans.

CTSI-designated core facilities are cores that undergo a yearly accreditation process through the Indiana CTSI for all partner institutions. 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. (/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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IU Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Pilot & Feasibility Grant

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DEADLINE: January 18, 2019
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 18, 2019

A primary research-related activity of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD)’s Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) program is to foster the development of new diabetes-related investigators and provide seed-support for innovative, high-risk projects. The CDMD P&F program can fund up to three meritorious proposals at up to $45,000 each.

This funding opportunity announcement invites applications from investigators at Indiana University (IUSM, IUB, etc.), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Purdue University, Ball State University, University of Notre Dame, University of Cincinnati, Emory University, and the Indiana Biomedical Research Institute (IBRI). The program will be particularly directed at new investigators and established investigators new to diabetes-related research. The program will also consider established diabetes investigators pursuing high impact/high risk projects or projects that are a significant departure from their usual work. The campuses are ideal for establishing interdisciplinary collaborations and forging new partnerships between basic scientists and clinical researchers, and such collaborations are encouraged.

Work supported by these funds is expected to lead to submissions of major extramural grants (R01/equivalent NIH, major foundation awards, DOD, etc.).

Contact Information: Jeffrey S. Elmendorf, PhD jelmendo@iupui.edu

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Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center Pilot Project Program

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
FULL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 4, 2019


The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center (IADC) is soliciting proposals for pilot projects from investigators who want to develop research on Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementia, or other neurodegenerative dementias. Applications pertinent to basic mechanisms of memory, learning and cognition are also welcome, as are proposals related to the delivery of health care services. The purpose of an IADC pilot grant is to allow an investigator to obtain preliminary data leading to extramural funding. Previous experience in research on neurodegeneration is not required.

Pilot projects may be requested under one of two different funding arms:
  1. Up to $30,000 (total cost) for one year (salary support for the principal investigator is not allowed). This will be awarded using NIA funds. Funding period will be July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
  2. Up to $25,000 (total cost) over two years (salary support for the investigatoris not allowed). This will be awarded using Indiana CTSI institutional funding. Funding period will be July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.


  3. Contact Information: Brad Glazier: 317-963-7599 bsglazie@iu.edu

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Dr. Charles Fisch Cardiovascular Research Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

Indiana University School of Medicine announces the availability of Dr. Charles Fisch Cardiovascular Research Award to support cardiovascular research for young investigators or more senior investigators, embarking on a new research direction.

Applicants may request up to $60,000 total, although particularly meritorious proposals that have well-justified budget needs as high as $100,000 may be considered. Successful proposals will demonstrate scientific merit and a potential for generating extramural funding. In addition, prioritization will be given to those projects that utilize more than one IU Health hospital or facility for leveraging existing patient populations or clinical programs and/or projects that will potentially lead to improvements in the quality of care for IU Health patients. Applicants must have an Indiana University faculty appointment in the Department of Cardiology, Department of Medicine to apply for research program support. Clinical fellows and postdoctoral researchers in the Division of Cardiology may apply for research fellowship support under a faculty member in the Division of Cardiology.

Contact Information: Jessica Dye / 317-274-0990 / jessdye@iu.edu

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Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 28, 2019

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.

Proposals must use a CTSI-designated Core Facility.

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

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Indiana CTSI (IUSM) Core Equipment Grant

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

The Indiana CTSI is seeking proposals from CTSI Designated IU School of Medicine Cores requesting support for the purchase of equipment that will enhance the research environment and contribute to the research mission of the School and the CTSI.

Proposals requesting $5,000 - $100,000 will be accepted. Proposals for equipment costing more than $100,000 will be entertained if matching funds to cover the balance are identified.

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

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Global Health Research Awards

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), in cooperation with the IU Center for Global Health and our partners at the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University, seeks to foster innovative global health research partnerships and projects to improve the health and wellbeing of Hoosiers and the resource-limited communities we serve around the world. Our work encourages multi-disciplinary collaboration to solve the world’s most critical health challenges. Projects funded by this RFA will seek to develop demonstration projects and/or pilot research projects to address critical global health challenges.

Projects should seek to develop or adapt innovative solutions that will: (1) improve population health outcomes, particularly among vulnerable populations; (2) strengthen sustainable health care delivery systems; (3) address major disease burdens in LMIC countries as well as Indiana; (4) result in high impact solutions that provide reciprocal benefit to the communities Indiana CTSI institutions serve at home and abroad. Innovations selected must have at least one LMIC partner.

See RFA for eligibility. Funding requests of up to $50,000 for a period of up to 3 years are accepted.

Contact Information: Jennifer S. Thuma, Program Manager (317) 274-4178 jsthuma@indiana.edu

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