The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

Among the most appealing aspects of the Fort Wayne campus is free student parking. That’s right; medical students park in any lot or garage here—for free, anytime. This campus also hosts the Student Research Fellowship Program, which offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.

Research

Research Support for Investigators

IU School of Medicine provides support resources to help investigators access information and tools necessary to conduct successful research programs. Through the Office of Research Administration, scientists can access grant administration and reporting support, fiscal compliance guidance and other services. Information and application forms for a variety of internal and local research funding opportunities are also available, including Biomedical Research Grants, Showalter Scholars and Showalter Research Trust Funding, Internal Pilot Funding and more. In addition, the IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development hosts seminars and workshops for research faculty and offers guides and advice from the NIH and other funding organizations.

Grant Proposal Support and Mentoring

Investigators seeking to improve their grant applications and move their discoveries into successful translational research project can make use of several peer-review opportunities offered by the IU School of Medicine and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute:

  • Independent Investigator Incubator
    The Independent Investigator Incubator (often called I-cubed) is designed to help junior faculty members compete in the modern research environment by pairing them with a senior faculty “supermentor.” This resource also provides access to a professional grant writer, administrative support and a biostatistician.
  • Project Development Teams
    Multidisciplinary committees of researchers assist investigators in converting ideas/hypotheses into well-designed translational research projects. The teams provide investigators access to protocol development; pilot funding; biostatistics; IRB/regulatory and nursing support; facilitation of collaboration with other investigators; and access to core resources on the IUPUI, IU, Purdue and Notre Dame campuses.
  • Peer Review and Mentoring Committees
    Peer Review and Mentoring Committees (also known as PRMC, or “Promise”) are multidisciplinary committees that review scored grants being revised for resubmission. The committees provide feedback, mentoring, biostatistics consultation, project management, and modest funds to develop promising proposals into successful external awards.

Investigators can access the most current research grant forms and view samples of modular budgets and biosketches on the NIH Forms and Applications page.

Tools and Resources

ReSEARCH Connect enables IU School of Medicine researchers to identify new funding opportunities and potential collaborators within academia, industry and the broader health sciences community. This resource serves to help investigators develop bench-to-bedside studies and foster novel areas of investigation, leading to strong translational and clinical applications. For more information about this resource, explore the ReSEARCH Connect FAQs.

The Indiana University Research Gateway offers investigators on all IU campuses and schools access to information and documents regarding research development, grants and contracts, and compliance.

My Research Administration (MyRA, login required) is a reporting tool that allows principal investigators to view the status of grant and contract data.

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library offers a broad range of print and digital resources relevant to researchers. The Medical Library has seven tenure-track library faculty, three non-tenure track librarians, and nine support staff members. Librarians are available for consultation on a wide range of topics.

The Indiana Database for University Research Expertise is a database that facilitates searches of faculty expertise at Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Notre Dame and Ball State University.

The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation assists investigators with intellectual property for patenting, licensing and commercialization.