The Office of Competitive Awards and Research is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OVPUE) and was established in spring 2014. Its mission is to promote participation in nationally-competitive award programs and undergraduate research.
The Competitive Awards section of this website focuses on awards funded by agencies outside Indiana University that generally involve competing with students from campuses nationwide. An extensive list of awards is available as well as general advice with a slide presentation and an FAQ. In the Competitive Awards section, you will also find a list of awards that are administered by IU offices and many of those awards require institutional nomination or review. All of the awards administered by IU have designated campus representatives and their names and contact info are provided. Be sure to contact the representative of the award if you are interested in applying.
On the Research side, you can get advice on starting a research project on the FAQ page. For information about putting your research ideas into practice, see the list of research opportunities on campus, nationally and internationally. There is also a link to the Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) which was founded in August 2013.
Paul Fogleman is an Associate Director in OVPUE. He is the primary contact for IUCARE and campus representative for a number of the awards administered at IU. He can be reached directly at email@example.com or 812-855-3948. His office is in the Honors College, Room 216B.