Genomics & Bioinformatics Core Facility

Grant Opportunities

National Institues of Health (NIH)

The NIH, a part of the U.S. Depatment of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency and is the largest force of funding for medical research in the world. The NIH offers several mechanisms to support funding of research-related programs. The types of grant programs include research grants, program project/center grants, resource grants, and trans-NIH programs. The programs below represent some of the more frequently used types of grants that provide research-related support.

The NIH Research Project Grant Program (R01) is the most commonly used grant program. It is used to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed research project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area respresenting the investigator’s specific interest and competencies and is generally awarded for 3-5 years.

The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) encourages new, exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early stages of project development. It is sometimes used for pilot and feasibility studies and is limited to two years of funding.

See the comprehensive list of the types of Grant Programs available through the NIH, the standard Due Dates for completing applications, and the necessary Forms and Applications.


Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

The Indiana CTSI is a statewde collaboration of Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame, as well as public and private partnerships, which facilitate the translation of scientific discoveries in the lab into clinical trials and new patient treatments in Indiana and beyond. CTSI funding opportunities are available to researchers at participating facilities each year.

The Collaboration in Translational Research (CTR) Pilot Grant Program is awarded to foster collaborations between CTSI approved facilities involved in translational research projects with a maximum limit of 75,000 for two years duration. Applications are due in March.
The Project Developmental Team Pilot Funding is a unique pilot project program found only at the Indiana CTSI. It provides support in the development of the project and acquiring preliminary data for external grant submissions. Awards are ongoing.
Core Pilot Funding promotes the use of CTSI cores within and across CTSI partner institutions. Faculty may apply for up to 10,000 in CTSI designated core services. Applications are due October and April.
Funding for developing or current collaborative, community-based research projects is available through the Community-Based Research Project grant. This will fund pilot projects generated from community-academic partnerships with applications due in January.
Notre Dame is a participating institution for funding sources in research, training, and education-related funding. All Indiana CTSI funding opportunities, and their participating institutions, can be found here.