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Welcome from the Vice President for Research

CWRU researchers are among the most distinguished in the world. We have 16 Nobel Laureates among current and former faculty and alumni, 4 members of the National Academies of Sciences, 7 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 8 members of the Institute of Medicine. We also partner with artistic and cultural institutions on a broad range of projects that make important scholarly contributions in the humanities and social sciences.

Extraordinary research requires an outstanding infrastructure. Our Office of Research & Technology Management provides support to seek out grant funding, to facilitate industrial sponsorship, and to transfer university technologies to the marketplace. This is a place for people driven to make a difference, and our office exists to help them succeed.

Contact us. We want you to see what our campus can offer.

CWRU's Core Facilities site is live

CWRU's Core Facilities Support Committee is working to promote all of the university's diverse core facilities and service centers in an attempt to improve their visibility and promote collaboration with researchers and industry partners.

The committee is pleased to announce that their website http://research.case.edu/corefacilities is now available and users can find information about the most common core facilities in one place. Intended to work alongside the already available webpage for CWRU's Centers and Institutes http://www.case.edu/centers , the site strives to promote the amazing facilities our university offers.

If you would like more information, have a comment or have a core facility that you feel we have missed, please feel free to email the committee at CWRUcores@case.edu.

Plan to attend CWRU Innovation Summit in October

Oct. 26-28, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio

Make plans now to attend Innovation Summit and explore the opportunities and challenges of various models of innovation at the global scale. This campus-wide event is bringing together entrepreneurs, business leaders, researchers, academics, economic development professionals, policy makers and more to explore how innovation thrives.

Learn more and register at - http://engineering.case.edu/innovation-summit

Research Matters

Research Matters

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Research Newsletter
November 24, 2015  

National Institute of Health

Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI) Cohort Program

Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Direct Volunteers Pilot Studies (OTA)

Communication Support for the Precision Medicine Initiative Research Programs at NIH (OTA)

Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Biobank (U24)

Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Coordinating Center (U2C)

Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Participant Technologies Center (U24)

Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Healthcare Provider Organization Enrollment Centers ((UG3/UH3)

Southwest National Primate Research Center Pilot Research Program – 2016 Competition

The SNPRC Pilot Research Program provides opportunities and support for investigators to use SNPRC nonhuman primate resources in highly focused, short-term studies with a high likelihood of enhancing the value, utility, feasibility and attractiveness of nonhuman primates for biomedical research.

High priority is given to studies that propose to generate preliminary data for applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support future research projects. Other studies that are considered responsive to the program’s goals include those that propose to develop new nonhuman primate models of disease, or develop and/or test new research methods, instrumentation or approaches for biomedical research using nonhuman primates.

The SNPRC accepts pilot study grant applications once per year, in late December. Reviews are conducted within eight weeks by a committee of SNPRC and external reviewers. Funding commences in May.

Important Dates:

Investigator contacts prospective SNPRC sponsor: November 30, 2015
Submit Letter or Intent: December 4, 2015
Submit Veterinary Resource Request Form: December 18, 2015
Submit Completed Application: January 15, 2016

For more information visit the SNPRC webpage.

Limited Submission Reminder: NIH Director's Early Independence Award

Key Deadlines: November 30, 2015, 5:00pm (CWRU Letter of Intent), December 29, 2015, 5:00pm EST (agency Letter of Intent), January 29, 2016, 5:00pm EST (agency application).

The NIH Director's Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. The NIH Director's Early Independence Awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardees that they host.

Number of Applications Allowed: Two candidates as determined by the institution.

Amount of Funding: $250,000 per year, in direct costs, for a five-year period

For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.


American Music Abroad
American Music Abroad invites applications for International Exchange Program. AMA a partnership between American Voices and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is an international exchange program designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to audiences around the world.

Each year, approximately ten ensembles of three to five musicians working in traditional American genres are selected to conduct regional cultural exchange tours in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East for approximately a month. For the purpose of this program, traditional American genres are defined as including, but not limited to, Contemporary Urban, Hip Hop, Rock & Roll, Indie Rock, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Broadway Musical Theater, and American roots music genres like Country, Gospel, Soul, Bluegrass, Zydeco, Cajun, Afro-Caribbean, Tejano, Southwestern American Conjunto, Native-American, and Folk.

As part of the program activities, selected ensembles will perform high-profile public concerts, engage in intensive collaborations with local musicians, lead jam sessions, appear in the media, and offer educational activities such as workshops, music business training for aspiring musicians, and motivational and education programs for underserved youth. In addition, the program will create opportunities for bands to engage post-tour with program alumni and feature their music and expertise through Skype chats as well as Internet radio broadcasts on AMA Radio.

Prior to the respective tours, each ensemble will participate in the American Music Abroad@Home program in Washington, D.C., which includes a concert or education program in a local school or community center and an orientation at the State Department. All events — national and international — may be recorded, posted on social media, and broadcast non-commercially.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2016

For more information visit the American Voices webpage.

Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency
The at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for its Roman J. Witt Residency Program.

The annual program supports the production of new artistic work by a visiting artist/designer through a one-year residency that allows the artists to work at the school and collaborate with students and faculty.

Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 for project materials. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

The residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. Ideal candidates will value collaboration, have good social and communication skills, and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines.

A $10 application fee to offset the cost of media uploads and storage is required at the time of submission.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

For more information visit the Stamps webpage.


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