Funding Opportunities

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:

External Funding

Our grants writer, Lee Streby, is available to faculty to help search for external funding opportunities. Contact Lee at to set up an appointment.

IU holds a site license to search the Foundation Center Database (log in with your CAS information). Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse established in 1956. The Center's mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. The audiences that call on the Center's resources include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.