About this opportunity




Alicia Gahimer,



Award cycle:

FY 2017-18

Funding available:

up to $35,000

The FORCES grant program supports projects that will facilitate or accelerate commercialization of research outcomes for university-owned intellectual property, address important national and global needs, and, through technology transfer and commercialization, noticeably support the economic development of Indiana and the nation.

The intent is to provide funding for validation data or development of engineering prototypes, which make the technology more marketable. Of particular interest are interdisciplinary research collaborations that bring together investigators from at least two different disciplines, IUPUI schools, departments, and/or centers, for work with clearly identified commercial interest.


Eligible PIs

All full-time IUPUI faculty, including tenured/tenure-track, clinical, research and scientist ranks

Ineligible PIs

Faculty in visiting ranks



  • Project funding may not exceed $25,000 for a project period of six months, or $35,000 for project periods of up to one year.
  • Budget may include personnel (staff, faculty, and/or students), equipment, travel (necessary for the research), books, faculty release time, etc. Faculty summer salary or academic release time is limited to one month per person.

Not Allowed

Funds will not be granted for similar projects currently supported by other internal or external funding mechanisms at the campus or university level.

Application sections include:

  • Cover page
  • Abstract
  • Budget and justification
  • Project plan not to exceed three pages
  • References cited
  • Biosketch not to exceed five pages, include funding history
  • Letters of support from collaborators and department chair
  • IRB, IACUC, and/or IBC forms if applicable