President's International Research Award

About this opportunity




Sarah Mosier,


February 1, 2019

Award cycle:


Funding available:

$50,000 maximum award

Indiana University’s Global Gateways—ASEAN (located in Bangkok), China (Beijing), Europe (Berlin), India (New Delhi), and Mexico (Mexico City)—strengthen and broaden IU’s international engagement through support for research and teaching, conferences and workshops, study abroad programs, and engagement with alumni, businesses, government, and nongovernmental organizations. Each Gateway helps IU faculty advance their academic interests in the country or region it serves.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie created the President’s International Research Awards to support high-impact international collaborative research projects that engage one or more of IU’s Global Gateways and the communities they serve. Projects may be based at a Gateway or within the region served by a Gateway, but in either case should make use of the resources, expertise, and networks of one or more Gateways. Priority will be given to projects that focus on issues or topics of regional or global importance.


  • Any tenure-track IU faculty member from any IU campus
  • Clinical professors and research scientists are eligible to serve as co-PIs on a proposal led by a tenure-track faculty member
  • Applicants must consult with the appropriate Gateway Academic Director (see contact list below) to determine project feasibility and assess the level of engagement with the Gateway.


  • Funding of up to $50,000 per year, renewable for up to three years.
  • Multi-year grants will be reviewed annually, with renewal contingent upon satisfactory progress toward project milestones and goals.
  • Proposals for smaller amounts of funding or shorter grant periods are encouraged.
  • President’s International Research Awards may not be combined with Office of the Vice President for International Affairs Gateway Seed Grants or other OVPIA awards.
  • Costs not allowed: IU funds are not intended to pay salaries or research expenses at other institutions; projects that involve cost-share with international partner institutions will be more highly prioritized than those that do not.

Application requirements

Proposals must be submitted in .pdf or .doc format via InfoReady and must use the Application form supplied there.

Application sections include:


Proposals will be reviewed by Gateway Academic Directors and other faculty members representing multiple campuses, schools, and disciplines. The committee will make recommendations to the Vice President for Research, who will make final recommendations to the President.

Gateway Academic Directors are:

Shawn Reynolds
Acting Academic Director

Ethan Michelson
Academic Co-Director

Yaobin Chen
Academic Co-Director

Michael S. Dodson
Academic Director

Timothy Hellwig
Academic Director

Christiana Ochoa
Academic Director