Retired Faculty Grant in Aid

About this opportunity


IU Bloomington


Fraya Fox,

Brea Perry, Interim Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Research,


Open deadline

Award cycle:

Funding available:

$3,000 maximum award

The Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid program supports research and creative activity with modest subsidies at critical times. This program is designed specifically for senior researchers and scholars who, although retired from professional duties at IU Bloomington, continue to pursue active research interests and keep close ties with their departments.


  • Open to Bloomington retired tenured faculty, retired tenured librarians, retired research scientists, and retired research center directors. 
  • Also open to retired non-tenure track faculty whose evaluation criteria were based on research activity, i.e., clinical faculty, lecturers.  


  • Retired Faculty who are no longer active at Indiana University Bloomington and have a paid appointment at another institution are not eligible to apply.
  • If you received a Grant-in-Aid or a Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid award within the past six semesters, you are not eligible to apply.


  • Funding requests may not exceed $3,000.
  • Projects will be limited to one year in duration.
  • Grant funds may be used for any specific and necessary research expense for which funds are not available through other external or internal sources. These may include small equipment such as computers and computer accessories, special supplies, wages for hourly technical assistants, and travel to research libraries for materials that cannot be accessed any other way.
  • Up to $2,000 can be used for publishing subvention. No more than one faculty member may apply for subvention funding for a single publication/project.
  • The grant cannot normally be used for travel to present an invited research paper at a meeting of a professional society, books, or other assistance that is usually provided by other university or external sources.
  • The grant may not be used to reimburse for previously paid expenses.
  • The grant may not be applied to defray the recipient’s living expenses.

Application requirements

Applicants must complete an electronic application in InfoReady and attach the following as PDFs to the electronic application form (please note page limits).

Application sections include:

  • project description (four-page maximum)
  • completed RFGIA Budget Worksheet (see the InfoReady application)
  • biosketch or brief cv (three-page maximum)