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: Continuous

$45,000 ($30,000 award, $15,000 school match)


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: December 10, 2021

varies by category


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: Continuous

$50,000 ($25,000 award, $25,000 school match)


Global Impact Research Grant (GIRG)

Support for interdisciplinary research to tackle issues that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Deadline: November 1, 2021

$30,000 ($20,000 project, $5,000 Global Gateway involvement, $5,000 external grant submission)


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

varies by category


Research Support Funds Grant (RSFG)

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

Deadline: October 1 and April 1

Maximum amount: $35,000


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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