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At Indiana University, we perform breakthrough research every day, making discoveries that improve human health, combat climate change, and move our society forward.

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Leading the Way to a Better Tomorrow

Indiana University is driving discovery, innovation, and creative endeavors that are solving some of society’s greatest challenges.

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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.

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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.

Learn more about the Volvo prize
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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.

Learn about the treatments
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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.

See how IU is using the funding
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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.

See how they're unlocking genetics
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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.

Meet Kelley
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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.

See how IU is tackling stigma
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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.

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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.

Learn about the addiction therapies
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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.

See how they're helping first responders
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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.

Discover the lost footage
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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.

See how the archive helps researchers

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


Pursuing Excellence in All We Do

Indiana University is fearlessly tackling society's biggest challenges. While others dream of a better future, we’re creating it. Bring On Tomorrow.

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Artificial intelligence

Indiana University is using AI to revolutionize the way we work, treat patients, and live.

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Earth Science

Indiana University is working to protect Earth and uncover the universe's secrets.

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