Office of Sponsored Programs

IPFW Grant-in-Aid of Research or Creative Activity


To support faculty research and scholarship; to initiate new faculty research and creative activities; to supply modest support at unusually critical times.


All tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply. Only one application per year per faculty member. A faculty member may not have more than two awards in any four year period.


Funding may be awarded up to $1,000. The applicant's department and/or school/college must provide an equal amount.

Funds can be used for expenses not eligible for funding through other resources. Funds may not be used for wages, salary, or conference attendance/participation. Travel requests of any nature are not accepted.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must submit the following information:

  • Description of the research
  • How this award will facilitate the larger scope of the project
  • Previous financial support (internal and external) for this project
  • Description and estimated cost of activities for which this grant is being sought

Submit request to Requests are considered as received; notification within 30 days of application receipt.


Heidi Sandquist
Director of Sponsored Programs