A Message From The Associate Dean
I am very pleased to send you our first Office of Research and Development e-newsletter. The purpose of this bi-monthly newsletter is to provide faculty, staff and students with important updates on research initiatives and resources throughout the year. To keep the newsletter to a reasonable length, we intentionally provide only a small amount of information on the spotlighted items. Our staff, however, has investigated everything listed here – as well as many other resources – and can provide much more information. Please contact me at or the Office of Research and Development staff at to discuss your Research and Development needs.

Gayle Buck
Interim Associate Dean for Research and Development
Select Research Resources for Faculty
Social Science Research Commons (SSRC)
The SSRC is a state of the art facility for social science that serves as a prototype for longer range plans to establish a digital commons at IUB. While the SSRC is not intended to initiate grant proposals, they do facilitate innovative research while also offering technical and collaborative support in the grant development and submission process. Besides consulting, they offer services in Research Analytics, and Data Management, Acquisition and Organization. The School of Education is a partner in SSRC.

Proposal Development Services (PDS)
As a part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Proposal Development Service provides support to individuals and teams by supplementing existing campus and departmental resources throughout the grant development process. The PDS staff offers guidance and assistance to researchers in planning and conceptualizing externally funded research projects, seeking funding, and submitting well-crafted and responsive applications.

Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISCC)
Do you need help with statistical needs? The ISCC provides consultation and collaboration to researchers. Basic services are provided at no charge.
Select IUB Internal Funding Opportunities
Emerging Areas of Research (OVPR)
Seeks to support key areas of research and creative strength on the IU Bloomington campus that are emerging, novel, or established, and in need of support. Funding Amount: $3 Million over 4 years. There are three deadlines: June 30, 2017 (one-page abstracts), September 1, 2017 (names of three external reviewers due) and October 13, 2017 (full proposals due).

Faculty Research Support Programs (OVPR)
Supports new innovative research projects that have not been previously submitted for external funding from federal, state, international, or private entities but are targeted for submission to a specific external agency and whose likelihood of funding on submission would increase with the acquisition of data or proof of concept within one year of the start of funding. Funding Amount: $40,000 (typically between $15,000-$25,000) for nine-month period. Deadlines: November 1, 2017 (running January 1st thru September 30th) and April 3, 2018 (running June 1st thru February 28th)

Start Over Funds (School of Education)
Support the general research needs of tenured associate professors and assist them toward promotion to the rank of full professor. Funding Amount: $4,000 (period of two years on a one time only basis). Deadline: Open
Select External Funding Opportunities
Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Stepping-up Technology Implementation CFDA Number 84.327S
The purpose of this grant is to fund cooperative agreements to: identify strategies needed to effectively implement research-based technology tools that benefit students with disabilities, and develop and disseminate products that will help a broad range of schools to effectively implement these technology tools. Due June 5, 2017. US DOE

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) Supporting Effective Educator Development Program CFDA Number 84.423A
This grant provides funding to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of Evidence-Based 2 practices that prepare, develop, or enhance educators. Due June 19, 2017. US DOE

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. Due August 9, 2017. NSF
Spotlight on an R&D Initiative
Natural Wonderers: Enhancing Southern Indiana’s Teachers’ Efforts to Integrate Scientific Practices and Educational Technologies into the Life and Earth Sciences (Natural Wonderers)
Natural Wonderers is a focused effort by the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration to address the academic needs of middle schoolers, grades 4-9, in rural southern Indiana by enhancing the abilities of teachers to use educational technologies to foster scientific investigations, explanations and evidence-based argumentation in regard to Earth and life topics. This project is structured as professional development workshops during the school year and summer workshops in which university faculty in Earth and life science provide content updates to 4th-9th grade science teachers teaching courses in their respective disciplinary areas. In addition, project personnel provide teachers with pedagogical content in technology-enhanced instruction, as well as assistance in developing project-based units that they will implement in their classrooms. Natural Wonderers is directed by Dr. Gayle Buck, and participants include teachers from eight school districts across Daviess, Martin, and Greene Counties.
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