Investing in the future of research
The Signature Centers Initiative fostered the development of research centers that are uniquely identifiable with IUPUI, and lead the way in world-class research and creative activities that substantially enhance IUPUI’s reputation nationally and internationally. The initiative was designed to provide each selected center initial funding for a period of three years, equally shared between the central administration and the academic units. Successful centers received Signature Center designation at the completion of the third year.
The Signature Centers Initiative program was discontinued in 2015. OVCR no longer accepts new applications. The only centers still in the program are those that were approved in 2015 or earlier.