IU Research by the Numbers

The state of research

Indiana University received $732,886,666 in sponsored funding in FY 2021 to support research, instruction, and service. This includes large gains in NIH funding for the IU School of Medicine.

Fred H. Cate

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic created many constraints for university researchers. We are proud of the remarkable achievement, resilience, and dedication of all of our faculty who pursue vital research, especially the steady gains made by our School of Medicine faculty. We are also grateful to our many partners throughout Indiana and around the globe who make this research possible.

Fred H. Cate, IU Vice President for Research

Sponsored awards by type of activity by fiscal year

(Excludes U.S. Department of Education HEERF I, II, & III Funding)

Sponsored awards for service and instruction by fiscal year chart,

An accessible version of this chart table is available online.

2021 Sponsored Award Numbers

4,299Proposals Submitted

2,936Awards Received

1,735New or Competing Awards

1,201Noncompeting or Supplemental Awards

1,302Number of Principal Investigators

841Number of Sponsors