IU South Bend faculty members conduct important research that betters the community, the state, and the world. The Office of Research coordinates a variety of activities in support of this research and creative work of the faculty.

From research grant guidelines to how to manage the risks associated with research using human and animal subjects, the Office of Research is the place to go for the latest research-related information.

Please contact the Office of Research if you have questions about the services offered.

Erika Zynda, Contracts and Grants Coordinator

  • Administration Building Room 247
  • Phone: (574) 520-4181
  • Fax: (574) 520-5549
  • E-mail:

Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities available to faculty at Indiana University; both internally (within IU South Bend and the IU system) and externally.

  • Other Internal IU South Bend Grants

    Grants administered by other IU South Bend departments include:

    • Faculty Development Grants | University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET)
    • FACET MACK Fellowship
    • Distance Learning Course Development Grants | Center for Online Education
    • Teaching with Technology Grants | Center for Online Education
    • Associate Faculty Development Grants
    • Higher Learning Commission Vision 2020 Grants Program
  • IU Grant Programs

    Indiana University offers the following internal funding opportunities open to faculty university-wide.

    • Grand Challenges Program
    • President's International Research Awards
    • New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities
    • Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants
    • Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Funding Opportunities
  • International Grant Programs

    Faculty and visiting scholars are at the heart of IU’s international efforts. Hundreds of IU faculty members are globally engaged; more than 350 work on global and international issues at IU Bloomington alone. And each year IU welcomes more than 1,100 international scholars from all over the world.

    OVPIA supports faculty research and teaching through partnerships with institutions of higher education overseas, exchange programs, grants, services to international scholars and their families, support for developing study abroad programs, and tools for navigating the policies and procedures governing international activities.

  • Undergraduate Grant Programs
    The Research and Development Committee administers Faculty Research Grants, Curriculum Development Grants, and Seed Grant to help faculty secure external funding.

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The following resources link to external funding opportunities at selected agencies, services, and programs. To receive timely information about current funding opportunities, subscribe to IU's Research Funding Update e-mail service.