The Indiana University Cooperative Center of Excellence in Hematology (CCEH) announces the availability of a funding opportunity through the Pilot and Feasibility program of the Center. Applications should focus on the molecular and cellular biology of normal (non-malignant) murine and human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell regulation and the hematopoietic parameters impacting the efficient use of these cells in transplantation. Topics can include, but are not limited to regulation of cell fate, homing, differentiation, aging, expansion, and the status of the hematopoietic niche. Applications focusing on malignant hematopoiesis will not be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed by an internal review committee and rankings will be completed based on significance, innovation, approach, feasibility, and the prospect of obtaining extramural funding for the proposed project.


IU faculty (at all IU campuses) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or an equivalent Research rank. Investigators with outside funding can apply provided there is no overlap between their funded research and the proposal submitted for this mechanism. Preference will be given to investigators with no or minimal other sources of funding. Consideration will also be given to history of funding through this mechanism.

Important deadlines and other information

Monday May 2nd, 2022

Submit a complete application as a single pdf file containing: 

  • An abstract of the proposed project
  • A NIH biosketch for key personnel
  • Other support (Please include source, duration and amount of support)
  • A three-page project proposal (including tables and figures and excluding references)
  • All required approvals for human and animal use and IBC approvals if required.
  • Appendices are not permitted


Applicants will be informed of the review outcome by mid-June 2022.

Funding of approved applications will begin July 1, 2022 for a period of one year.

Funding for a maximum of $20,000 should be requested for supplies and fees. No salary support for any personnel is permitted. Funding is for one year. Applicants are expected to submit a detailed progress report at the end of their funding period.

Please send you documents electronically (a single pdf containing all the required forms) to Reuben Kapur ( and April D. Maines ( by 5pm on Monday May 2, 2022.


Additional funding opportunities are available from the coordinating center (U24) and full directions to two types of funding (types A and B funding mechanisms) are posted at

Explore funding offered by the CCEH coordinating center (U24).