Bring on breakthrough research
At Indiana University, we perform breakthrough research every day, making discoveries that improve human health, combat climate change, and move our society forward.
IU ranked #13 for NIH funding
The IU School of Medicine received over $243 million in total funding from the National Institutes of Health during federal fiscal year 2023, making it no. 13 among public universities.
Professor wins world-renowned Volvo Environment Prize
Eduardo Brondizio won the prestigious award for his research examining how human-environment interactions have transformed the Amazon. Three laureates have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.
Testing new treatments for hydrocephalus
IU researchers are using funds from two Department of Defense grants totaling $11.7 million to test the effectiveness of new treatments and drug therapies for hydrocephalus, a common traumatic brain injury complication.
Leading the way in sponsored research funding
In 2023, IU secured $772 million in sponsored research awards—more than any other research university in Indiana. This $42 million increase is bringing the university closer to the ambitious goals outlined in IU's strategic plan.
Unlocking the biology of breast cancer in Black women
IU researchers are studying how genetic ancestry influences biology, opening opportunities for new targeted therapies for Black women and lessening disparities in breast cancer treatment.
Transforming the culture of care
Over the past 30 years, Mark R. Kelley has disclosed 61 inventions, been awarded 19 patents and launched a pharmaceutical startup. Now he's helping innovators at IU transform the world of health.
Tackling stigma around mental health
IU launched the Irsay Institute, dedicated to tackling stigma around mental health issues as well as HIV, epilepsy, cancer, dementia, and addiction.
Understanding the Midwest biodiversity crisis
The Midwest Center for Biodiversity is the first center dedicated to studying why the Midwest is losing biodiversity. The center will leverage expertise at IU, addressing the ongoing crisis and recommending solutions.
Research center to find new addiction therapies
Thanks to a five-year, $7 million grant from NIH, the new Indiana University Bloomington Center for Cannabis, Cannabinoids and Addiction will aid researchers across the nation in their efforts to find new therapies to treat addiction.
New first responder technology ensures safety
IU's Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab is facilitating investments in exciting new technology that enhances the safety of first responders and expedites emergency response.
IU film expert discovers 'lost' footage
An IU film historian found the earliest surviving footage from a Black "race" film company dating to 1916. About 75% of American silent features are lost, and an even smaller number of race films survived.
Facilitating American religion research
The Center for Religion and American Culture is home to the Association of Religion Data Archives, which researchers from all over the country rely on for nonpartisan information about religion in the United States.
We’re bringing an intentional focus on growing the many ways IU research serves communities and drives economic development through projects that cross disciplines and engage our partners in industry.
Russell J. Mumper Vice President for Research
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