Open Funding Opportunities

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Open Funding Opportunities2018-12-11T17:19:51-05:00

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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Young Investigator Award in Clinical-Translational Research (KL2)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 07, 2019

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is seeking applicants for the CTSI Young Investigator Awards in Clinical-Translational Research. These awards are designed to provide promising junior investigator faculty with the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive multi-disciplinary settings toward the goal of developing careers in clinical-translational research. Clinical research includes epidemiological studies, clinical trials, or other investigations involving human subjects. Translational research consists of either "T1 research" (interface of basic science to human studies) or "T2 research" (interface of human studies to the community).

To be eligible, candidates must fall into 1 of the following 2 categories:
  • Clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree (physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, veterinarians, allied health care professionals, etc.) or
  • Basic scientists with a PhD who are doing translational research, which involves some component of human subjects research and has high potential for early translation in impacting patient care.

Additional eligibility requirements are included in the full RFA Announcement and Application Instructions.

Benefits include partial salary support, as well as tuition and fees for required and elective coursework, pilot research monies, and travel funds to attend the national CTSI young investigator meeting.

Interested candidates must e-mail their CV to Patricia McGuire (pcmcguir@iu.edu) by December 19, 2018 for eligibility determination, prior to submission of a full application online.

Contact Information: Patricia McGuire / 317-278-2824 pcmcguir@iu.edu

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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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Global Health Research Pilot Project

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 10, 2018

The Indiana CTSI with the IU Center for Global Health is soliciting proposals from applicants developing or currently involved in collaborative global health research projects. The purpose of this RFA is to foster and encourage the development of new collaborative interdisciplinary research that seeks to identify innovations to address key global health challenges and improve health outcomes in resource limited settings. This RFA will fund pilot research projects with: (1) a high potential for attracting new extramural research funding; (2) a focus on strengthening collaborative multidisciplinary research collaborations between Indiana CTSI partner institutions (IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame) and key academic research centers abroad; and (3) demonstrate a high potential for reciprocal application to health challenges in Indiana as well as Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) partner sites.

This funding opportunity is open to investigators at Indiana CTSI partner institutions (IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame) and investigators at international institutions with existing cooperative relationships with an Indiana CTSI partner. Eligible proposals must be collaborative and include at least one co-principal investigator from an Indiana CTSI partner institution. Principal investigators/project directors must have the requisite skills, knowledge, time, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. This opportunity is open to individuals with full-time faculty appointments, graduate level trainees, and post-graduate fellows. Individuals who have received salary support or served as the principal investigator/project director for another Indiana CTSI global health pilot award under this funding mechanism from the Indiana CTSI in the 12 months prior to the submission deadline may not serve as the principal investigator/project director and cannot derive salary support.

Contact Information: David Plater, Associate Director of Research, IU Center for Global Health dplater@iu.edu

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Global Health Reciprocal Innovation Awards

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 10, 2018

The Indiana CTSI with the IU Center for Global Health is soliciting proposals from applicants developing or currently involved in collaborative global health research projects. The purpose of this RFA is to foster and encourage reciprocal global health innovation among Indiana CTSI partner institutions (IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame) and their academic research partners abroad. This award will support the co-development and evaluation of high potential research to address critical health challenges in Indiana and/or at the CTSI 's LMIC partner sites globally. Special emphasis will be given to projects that address high priority needs, such as, reducing infant mortality and opioid addiction.

Projects funded by this RFA will seek to develop demonstration projects and research to address critical global health challenges through reciprocal innovation with LMIC research partners. Research should focus on demonstrating innovations co-developed with LMIC and CTSI partners. These innovations should: (1) improve population health outcomes, particularly among women, children, and other vulnerable populations; (2) strengthen sustainable health care delivery systems; (3) address major disease burdens in low- to middle-income countries as well as Indiana; and (4) result in high impact innovations that provide reciprocal benefit to the communities Indiana CTSI institutions serve in at home and abroad. Innovations selected for demonstration will have been co-developed with at least one LMIC partner.

Proposals should include plans to sustain and expand innovations that are demonstrated to be effective after the end of support from this RFA. This should include a detailed plan for scaling, funding, and integrating innovations into exiting systems or models of care. Additional preference will be given to projects that are likely to produce: (1) written products and publications (e.g., journal manuscripts, conference abstracts and presentations, evaluation reports, etc.); (2) fundable applications for extramural funding; (3) a beneficial long-term impact on an important health issue; and/or (4) result in the creation of intellectual property (IP).

Contact Information: David Plater, Associate Director of Research, IU Center for Global Health dplater@iu.edu

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IU Grant Linking University Wide Expertise (GLUE) Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 28, 2019

The mission of the Grants Linking University–wide Expertise (GLUE) awards is to support "the planning and team building across campuses to develop of large multi-investigator and/or multi-project, milestone-driven, translational research teams who are planning to eventually submit a multi-year extramural grant applications with annual budgets of $300K or higher in direct costs per year". Examples of such grants include (but are not limited to) PPGs, U series, multi PI R01s, STTRs and SPORE grants.

Applications for GLUE grants are accepted for review at any stage of their development. It is expected that these planning/seed grants will increase multidisciplinary collaborations, institutional competitiveness, opportunities for extramurally funded training grants and overall institutional funding.

The GLUE funding is available to collaborative teams where the lead PI of the research team is from IUB, and the other members of the team are from CTSI affiliate campuses. Applications are expected to have a maximum requested amount 100,000 per year for up to two (2) years.

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

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Indiana CTSI (Bloomington) Research Equipment Fund

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

The Indiana CTSI (Bloomington) Research Equipment Program supports purchase of commercially available research equipment to be used by groups of investigators, working together or separately, on innovative projects to enhance externally funded research and the mission of the Indiana CTSI. An applicant must be an IU Bloomington faculty member but applicants may include interested researchers at CTSI partner institutions.

Applications require a 50% match from participating units.

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

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Translational Public Health Research Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 4, 2019

The goal of the Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington is to provide a more holistic model for the field of public health so that the individual, social, environmental and policy factors that support optimal health and wellness have a viable framework from which to approach the current human health conditions. Applications may focus on any aspect of public health but ultimately lead to the improvement of human health outcomes.

These applications require a partnership between an IUB faculty member and a public health liaison and / or collaborator at another Indiana CTSI partner institution. PIs are strongly encouraged to include other Indiana CTSI affiliate faculty but this not a requirement. Collaborations need not be established prior to submission but should demonstrate the equal contribution of each team member and how synergism will be achieved.

Applications are expected to have a maximum requested amount of $50,000/year for two years for a total of $100,000.

Contact Information: Joel Ybe jybe@indiana.edu

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Showalter Trust

  • Deadline For Routing to ORA: January 9, 2019 5:00 PM
  • Deadline for Uploading ORA Approved Proposal: January 16, 2019 11:59 PM
  • Funding to Begin: July 1, 2019


Since 1975, IUSM has received research funding through gifts made possible from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund. The areas of appropriate biomedical research, eligible for funding, are broad and described by the benefactors as “the type of medical research that is most likely to permanently benefit mankind.” Donor intent prohibits the use of Showalter Trust funds for research in psychiatry, sociology, or social studies.

Only current full-time faculty (non-visiting status) having a primary appointment in IUSM and a rank of assistant professor or assistant scientist are eligible to apply for funding from the Showalter Research Trust. Note that the same proposal may not be submitted as both a Biomedical Research Grant and a Showalter Trust application. If eligible for both programs, the investigator is encouraged to submit to the Showalter Trust.

Applications for funding from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust will be reviewed in two stages. An initial review by the IUSM Biomedical Research Committee (BRC) will select the most meritorious proposals for further discussion and ranking. The BRC will then provide a recommended ranking to the Showalter Trustees who conduct a second review. Final funding decisions are made by the Showalter Trustees.

Applications should have a maximum requested amount of $60,000.

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

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Biomedical Research Grant (BRG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 16, 2019

The Biomedical Research Grant program is open to all IU School of Medicine (IUSM) faculty that are full-time, regardless of tenure status, having an appointment of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Assistant/Associate/Full Scientist. In general, two categories of research projects will benefit from this program: 1) research projects of investigators new to IUSM who do not yet have extramural funding and who need support to acquire the preliminary data necessary to compete for extramural funding; 2) research projects of established IUSM investigators who are between funding periods from extramural sources.

Applications are considered small grants and should have a maximum requested amount of $50,000 and be limited to one (1) year duration .

Contact Information: ICReATE Program / 317.278-2822 icreate@iu.edu

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Research Enhancement Grant (REG)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 16, 2019

The IUSM Research Enhancement Program is designed to stimulate research productivity at the statewide Centers for Medical Education (regional campuses) including the Bloomington Medical Sciences Program. All full-time Center/Medical Sciences faculty, regardless of tenure status, having an appointment of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor or Assistant/Associate/Full Scientist at time of submission, are eligible to apply for a Research Enhancement Grant. Primary appointment must be in the School of Medicine. Faculty in visiting ranks are not eligible for funding through this mechanism.

Applications are considered small grants and should have a maximum requested amount of $50,000 and be limited to one (1) year duration .

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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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