Indiana University Grants Available

Indiana University Funding Opportunities

  • New Frontier Grants (various)

    New Frontier Grants help Indiana University faculty members by supporting the initial stages of path-breaking and transformative programs of scholarly investigation or creative activity.

    • New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship grants of up to $60,000 to assist in the development of innovative works of scholarship or creative activity (deadline October 16, 2017)
    • New Frontiers Experimentation Fellowships of up to $18,000 to fund the very preliminary stages of new trajectories in research or creative activity (deadlines January 15, 2018 and June 1, 2018)
    • New Frontiers/New Currents grants of to $20,000 to fund workshops, symposia, or small conferences with major distinguished thinkers on timely topics of significant and broad interest (deadlines September 15, 2017 and March 1, 2018)
    • New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowships of up to $3,000 to support national and international travel for faculty pursuing new and innovative research projects (deadlines 2017: October 16, December 15; 2018: February 15, April 16)
    • New Frontiers Extraordinary Opportunity grants. In rare cases, the office of the Vice President for Research will consider unique proposals that do not fit into other New Frontiers mechanisms. Funding amounts vary, depending on the project and whether other units are contributing. A project will be considered an “extraordinary opportunity” only if: a) it is born of a unique and compelling confluence of events or situations; b) its characteristics (timing for instance) preclude application to one of the standard New Frontiers programs; and c) the quality of the project is outstanding. Extraordinary Opportunity proposals are generally reviewed by outside experts as well as by members of the New Frontiers Review Committee. Faculty interested in pursuing an Extraordinary Opportunity grant should speak with the Associate Vice President for Research Development and Strategic Initiatives for guidance and preliminary assessment of the project’s appropriateness for this mechanism (rolling deadline).

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  • Funding Opportunities for Arts and Humanities

    OVPR, Indiana University, and external agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities provide various forms of funding to support the research and creative activity needs of humanists and artists


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  • Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

    Office of the Vice President for International Affairs gives grants to support 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. 


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  • IU Collaborative Research Grants Program

    IU Collaborative Research Grants program to facilitate and support outstanding research and cutting edge discoveries by teams of experts who have not worked together previously in the project’s subject matter.


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