Indianapolis – This year, faculty at the School of Science at IUPUI earned a record-breaking $21,430,055 in proposals and grants awarded, outpacing previous fiscal year highs by more than $5 million.
“It’s a pleasure to see the hard work of our faculty, supported by our staff, deliver great success not only for the School of Science, but to the greater advancement of their respective fields,” said John F. DiTusa, dean of the School of Science. “This outstanding year displays the plentiful contributions the School of Science and its faculty, staff and students makes toward establishing our university as one of the nation’s leading urban research institutions.”
Among the record-breaking number includes a $11.7 million, U.S. Department of Defense-funded hydrocephalus project by Bonnie Blazer-Yost, Ph.D. and Teri Belecky-Adam, Ph.D., both professors of biology, the continued development of history-changing bacterial discoveries by William Gilhooly III, Ph.D., professor of geology, and the study of chronic pain and the difference of its treatment across diverse groups by Kevin Rand, Ph.D. and Adam Hirsh, Ph.D., both professors of psychology.
“School of Science researchers are leading innovative and transformative research that truly makes a difference in people’s lives and in our communities,” said Phaedra Corso, IU associate vice president for research and vice chancellor for research at IUPUI. “The tremendous impact of their work is reflected in the funding the School of Science received this fiscal year, which coincides with a more than 30 percent increase in external research funding for our entire campus.”
The School of Science led IU Indianapolis with the largest number of proposals and dollar amount awarded. It also had the largest research expenditures of any school at IU Indianapolis in fiscal year 2023 with an increase of 15% over the previous year.
The School of Science at IU Indianapolis is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in the biological, chemical, physical, environmental, behavioral and mathematical sciences. The School of Science is dedicated to being a leading resource for interdisciplinary research and science education in support of Indiana's effort to expand and diversify its economy. For more information visit the School of Science website.