Funding Opportunity:

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.

Eligibility: 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:

Friday January 18, 2019: Deadline for receiving a complete application as a single pdf file containing:

  • An abstract of the proposed project
  • A four-page 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 February 2019.

Funding of approved applications will begin March 1, 2019 for a period of one year.  

Funding for a maximum of $15,000 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 your documents electronically (a single pdf containing all the required forms) to Edward F. Srour, PhD ( and April Maines ( by 5pm on Friday January 18, 2019.

Funding Opportunity:

NIDDK CCEH External Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

The 5 NIDDK Cooperative Centers of Excellence in Hematology support Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) grants for projects in nonmalignant hematology aimed at generating preliminary data for inclusion in larger grant applications. The $20,000 award is  provided in the form of services and reagents made available through the Cores of the CCEHs. Since no direct dollars are awarded to the PI’s laboratory no F&A can be recovered from this award.

Applicants must contact specific Core Leaders  to discuss research needs and estimated  costs. Descriptions of resources and services available at all CCEH cores, as well as contact information can be found at:

These one-year Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) sub-awards:

  • may be from any registered, domestic, eligible organization
  • must contact the Cores of interest to discuss research needs and proposed costs (see link to Resources and Services above)
  • preference is given to  early-stage investigators, such as postdocs and junior faculty, or established investigators embarking on a new research track
  • research proposed must be within the mission of NIDDK Hematology
  • applications do not require Institutional sign off by the applicant’s grant and contract office
  • proposals will be reviewed by a committee convened by the NIDDK

Applications are due January 21, 2019.

Applications should be uploaded as a single PDF file (11-point Arial font size and 0.5” margins) that must include:

  1. Title, PI and any Key personnel or Sponsor, abstract, 1 page
  2. Project description, significance, 1 page
  3. Figures and references page, 1 page
  4. Core use, budget, and justification, (for trainees, signed by lab PI), 1 page
  5. (for renewals): Progress report on previous P&F funding, 1 page
  6. NIH-style biosketch

Contact: Terry Bishop, PhD at