Internal Funding Opportunities

IUPUI funding opportunities

Competitive funding programs

Bridge Funding Program (BRIDGE) – IUPUI

Financial support for faculty research and scholarship during times when externally funded research programs are between grant cycles.

Deadline: Open

Maximum amount: $30,000 grant, $15,000 school match; $45,000 total project


Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research (EMPOWER)

EMPOWER sustains mentorship opportunities for IUPUI faculty who are historically underrepresented and/or excluded populations in their disciplines or areas of scholarship to support achievement of excellence in research and scholarly activity.

Deadline: November 15

Maximum amount: $2,000 for mentors, $10,000 for mentees


Equipment Funding

Provides matching support for the purchase of major equipment that is not currently available at the campus level and will be shared by several faculty members from different departments and schools.

Deadline: Open

Maximum amount: $25,000 grant, $25,000 school match; total project $50,000


Funding Opportunities for Research Commercialization and Economic Success (FORCES)

Projects that facilitate the commercialization of university-owned intellectual property, address important national and global needs, and support the economic development of Indiana and the nation.

Deadline: Coming in January 2020

Maximum amount: $35,000


IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal (IAHI) Grant

Supports campus-wide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in the arts and humanities.

Deadline: varies by category

Maximum amount: varies by category


Release Time for Research (RTR)

Allows a buy-out of teaching time to adequately prepare competitive proposals for quality research and scholarly activity.

Deadline: February 1 and September 1

Maximum amount: $10,000


Research Support Funds Grant (RSFG)

Provides seed funding for research projects and scholarly activities that are sustainable through external funding.

Deadline: April 1 and October 1

Maximum amount: $35,000


Other internal funding opportunities at IU

Many IU schools and units offer internal funding support to their faculty. Individual centers and institutes may offer internal faculty funding as well.

The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs offers grants to faculty university-wide that support international activities and recognize significant international contributions of IU faculty members.

Need more guidance in your search for internal funding?

New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities

Contact Fraya Fox at ffox@indiana.edu.

All other university-wide opportunities

Contact Sarah Mosier at semosier@iu.edu.

Bloomington campus opportunities

Contact Fraya Fox at ffox@indiana.edu.

IUPUI campus opportunities

Contact Alicia Gahimer at algahime@iupui.edu.

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