ndiana’s higher education institutions play a critical role in building intellectual capital for the state, which is essential for the state’s economic vitality and the flourishing of its people and communities. Through grants on an invitational basis to Indiana’s higher education institutions, the Endowment helps them create world-class facilities, attract and retain top research and teaching talent, and enhance the academic experiences of their students.
Indiana Collaborative Initiative for Talent Enrichment (INCITE), supported by a $25 million Endowment grant, is a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine and non-academic partners such as the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Eli Lilly and Co., Roche, Dow Agro Sciences, Cook Group, BioCrossroads, IU Health and Eskenazi Health. As part of INCITE, the School of Medicine is hiring biomedical scientists who will seek to enhance research and education at the school and strengthen the economic health of Indiana’s broader life sciences community. These collaborations will focus on several key research areas that build on existing strengths and opportunities for growth including applications for genomic medicine and new treatments for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. LEARN MORE
Purdue Moves Indiana Forward is a multi-faceted effort at Purdue University launched with the support of a $40 million Endowment grant in 2015. The grant has helped Purdue: build open-bay space, collaborative design studios for engineering and technology students; expand Maurice J. Zucrow Labs, the nation’s largest university propulsion lab facility; fund Flex Lab to enable engineering faculty to collaborate more effectively on research; and create an active learning center to strengthen student outcomes. LEARN MORE