IU Unveils Another Research Program
Indiana University has launched another strategic research program for its Bloomington campus. The school expects to fund up to six initiatives with a $3 million cash investment over the next five years through the Emerging Areas of Research program.
IU has received more than 60 preliminary proposal abstracts for the initiative’s inaugural year. The school says the program aims to boost research and creativity on the campus to "enhance the quality, impact and reputation of the campus’ research enterprise." Along with the funding, IU anticipates up to three new faculty hires per initiative.
The deadline to submit full proposals is September 9. The school’s provost and vice provost for research expect to announce their first selection in November.
The program was created as part of the IU Bloomington Campus Strategic Plan, which also included the university-wide Grand Challenges Program. Earlier this week, the program awarded $40 million to the Precision Health Initiative, which aims to cure at least one cancer and one childhood disease over the next 10 years.