Internal Funding Opportunities

University-wide funding opportunities

Racial Justice Research Fund

Jointly supported by the IU Vice President for Research and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, this fund supportsĀ research by IU faculty focused on racial equity and justice, without regard for field or discipline, in an effort to address critical racial equity and justice issues as broadly as possible.

Deadline: Open

25 grants providing start-up funding of up to $15,000 per grant for research by IU faculty; requests for amounts larger than $15,000 will be considered in exceptional cases.


IU Bloomington funding opportunities

Competitive funding programs

Emergency Grant-in-Aid of Research and Creative Activity

Modest support for research and creative activity at critical times.

Deadline: Open deadline

Maximum amount: $750


Grant-in-Aid of Research and Creative Activity (GIA)

Interim support for faculty research and scholarship to help initiate new research and creative activities and supply modest support at unusually critical times.

Deadline: Open deadline

Maximum amount: $3,000


Open Access Article Publishing Fund

Supports alternative means of disseminating the results of academic research through fully open-access journals.

Deadline: Open deadline

Maximum amount: $2,000


Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid (RFGIA)

Supports senior researchers and scholars who, though retired from professional duties at IU Bloomington, continue to pursue active research interests and keep close ties with their departments.

Deadline: Open deadline

Maximum amount: $3,000


Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)

This funding supports digital publication of manuscripts in the humanities and social sciences. It is offered in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Office of the Provost at IU Bloomington, the IU Libraries, and IU Press.

Deadline: Open deadline


Non-competitive funding programs

Public Arts and Humanities Project

Deadline: Open

$25,000 maximum


Nominations required

The Luther Dana Waterman Professorship

The Luther Dana Waterman Professorship supports an outstanding early-career professor working in the sciences, broadly defined.

Deadline: August 3, 2020

Award amount: $25,000 per year for five years


Need more guidance in your search for internal funding?

IU Presidential Arts and Humanities

Contact Fraya Fox at iupah@indiana.edu.

All other university-wide opportunities

Contact Sarah Mosier at semosier@iu.edu.

Bloomington campus opportunities

Contact Fraya Fox at ovprgrnt@indiana.edu.

IUPUI campus opportunities

Contact Alicia Gahimer at algahime@iupui.edu.

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