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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.

Dr. Suzanne Rivera


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July 14, 2015  

PCORI: Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRN) Research Demonstration Projects

Patient-powered research networks (PPRNs) were funded by PCORI with the intent of supporting communities or networks of patients motivated to participate in clinical research through the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) and to develop their capacity to govern the research activities of their networks. There are three objectives: (1) Relevance: Answer important patient-identified research questions generated by the PPRN community that remain unanswered due to insufficient or inconclusive evidence. (2) Collaboration: Use, develop, and contribute to PCORnet’s shared tools and resources (the PCORnet Commons) to accelerate the conduct of research using PCORnet through collaborations with other PPRNs. (3) Evaluation: Evaluate the contribution and impact of the project to and on the development of the PCORnet Commons and on PCORnet’s capacity to support an increasing volume of future research.

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 31, 2015

The application deadline is September 30, 2015

For more information visit the PCORI webpage.

 
National Institutes of Health – Lasker Clinical Research Scholars

The National Institutes of Health, the nation's premier agency for biomedical and behavioral research, in partnership with the Lasker Foundation, is pleased to announce the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, an historic "intramural-extramural" partnership to nurture the next generation of clinical researchers. The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote their development to fully independent positions. Successful candidates are designated as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars.

Lasker Scholars receive a unique combination of NIH funding for clinical research for to 10 years. In the first phase of the program, Scholars will receive appointments for 5-7 years as tenure-track investigators within the NIH Intramural Research Program with independent budgets. In the second phase, successful Scholars will receive up to 3 years of NIH support for their research at an extramural research facility; or the Scholar can be considered to remain as an investigator within the intramural program.

Lasker Scholars will have access to the NIH Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research. Through an arrangement with the Lasker Foundation, Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in selected activities, including attendance at the Lasker Breakfast and Award Luncheon, and participation in annual scientific meetings.

Application Deadline: August 27, 2015

For more information visit the NIH webpage.

 
Purchasing Computing Devices with Federal Funds under the New Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Parts 200.20 and 200.453)

Computing devices are machines used to acquire, store, analyze, process, and publish data and other information electronically and include accessories (or peripherals) for printing, transmitting and receiving, or storing electronic information. Computing devices costing less than $5,000 are not considered equipment and therefore are treated as supplies and materials. Therefore, if a computing device is to be acquired for use in the performance of a federal award, the computing device may be charged to the federal award provided that:

  • it is essential (i.e., necessary) to performing the work under the award, and
  • the cost is allocable and reasonable.
Determining whether a computing device is essential – The Principal Investigator should consider (and document) whether performing the work under the award without the computing device would be difficult and inefficient. An important measure of this is determining (and documenting) whether the anticipated cost of performing the work without the computing device is greater than the combined cost of performing the work plus the cost of acquiring the computing device.

Determining whether a computing device is allocable to a federal award – If a computing device is essential to and will benefit a federal award, it is allocable to that award. The cost may be allocated to a federal award even when its usage is not solely dedicated to it. However, the Principal Investigator should first consider the amount of benefit of the computing device to the project, and the cost should be allocated proportionally with a reasonable cost allocation methodology.

Determining whether the cost of a computing device is reasonable – The Principal Investigator must make an informed, prudent decision, taking into consideration not only the cost, but the utility, quality and value of the device to the project.

If a computing device is not essential to a federal award, it is not allocable (in whole or in part) as a direct cost to that award. In such cases, the computing device is considered to be a “general use” item and must be treated as an indirect cost expense (just like paper, pens and other general use supplies), and charged to an appropriate institutional funding source.

Please remember that all expenses charged to federal awards must conform to the cost principles specified in the OMB Uniform Guidance. Please consult with the Office of Research Administration if you should have any questions about whether you may charge a specific expense to federal funds.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellows Research Program is a key component of an ongoing and concerted effort by Bristol-Myers Squibb Virology and Immunoscience to advance research and understanding in the areas of HIV/AIDS, chronic hepatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. The program provides support for fellows to gain experience in epidemiological and clinical research as it relates to the care of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Goals of the Program:

  • Support studies that will further strengthen the science and knowledge of HIV/AIDS, HCV and RA clinical research
  • Support the development of future clinical researchers


Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.

 
Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has announced the following new funding opportunities:

Department of the Army - USAMRAA

DoD Gulf War Illness Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award

DoD Gulf War Illness Clinical Trial Award

DoD Gulf War Illness Epidemiology Research Award

DoD Gulf War Illness Investigator-Initiated Research Award

DoD Gulf War Illness New Investigator Research Award

 

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