Funding opportunities

Discover available funding sources

There are numerous opportunities available to help fund your research and creative works, both internal (through IU East and IU) and external. In most cases, funding can be awarded and combined with scholarly work undertaken during sabbatical leave.

The Faculty Research & Creative Activity Support Fund provides opportunities for faculty to make a substantial commitment to research or creative activity. The proposals for these awards may come from individual faculty members or from a team of faculty.

  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty, including lecturers, in all disciplines
  • Amount: Varies up to $10,000
  • Proposal due: 3rd Monday of March

Faculty Research & Creative Activity Support Fund application (PDF)

Summer Faculty Fellowships may be used to pursue fundamental research, creative activities, applied research, or research into innovative pedagogical methodology provided that the methodology has broad applications and a potential for dissemination.

  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty, including lecturers, in all disciplines (see application for detailed requirements)
  • Amount: Stipend of $7,000
  • Proposal due: 3rd Monday of October

Summer Faculty Fellowship requirements & application (PDF) WAIT FOR BARBARA'S REPLY TO LINK

As scholars at IU and elsewhere have documented, the shift to work from home has many people taking on increased domestic responsibilities, especially childcare and other forms of caregiving, resulting in a decline in scholarly and creative productivity. This initiative will fund a limited series of research-related needs not already met by existing funding sources.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500

Learn more about the Emergency Equity Fund for Research

The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) provides numerous funding opportunities to help promote global engagement for your research, creative work, and teaching.

OVPIA Funding Opportunities

The IU Research offices provide a list of databases and recommendations for exploring external funding opportunities.

Funding opportunity information at

Please note: If "institutional limits" or "limited submission" is mentioned in the funder's guidelines, you'll want to understand limited submission requirements at IU to avoid the possibility that all IU proposals be thrown out for exceeding the limit.


From assistance in seeking funding for both faculty and students, to managing risks associated with research using human and animal subjects, the Office of Academic Affairs serves to coordinate a variety of activities in support of the research and creative work of faculty, staff, and students. Stop by or give us a call if you have questions about any of the ways in which we can be of assistance to you.

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