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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

Research ShowCASE

Research ShowCASE + Intersections 2015 is almost here!

Please join us on Friday, April 17th from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Veale Convocation Center for our celebration of discovery, collaboration, and community.

For the first time we are offering a mobile app to help visitors better navigate the event. Go to Guidebook.com/g/ShowCASE from your iOS or Android device to download the app.


SpartaCOI is now available for 2014 Annual Outside Financial Interests Certification

Sparta COI Disclosure System

It is time for all full-time faculty and non-faculty investigators to complete the annual CWRU Outside Financial Interests Certification Form. CWRU Conflict of Interests Policy requires disclosure at least annually and the deadline for completion of the 2014 form is April 1, 2015.

Please visit our Conflict of Interests (COI) Committee website for more information, including a schedule of in-person assistance sessions and a user Guide for our new application, SpartaCOI.





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May 5, 2015  

Community-Based Research Consult Service

The Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities is funded by the National Institutes of Health to offer a variety of services to faculty members, health care providers, student researchers, and community organizations. One of our many services include a Community-Based Research Consult Service to help researchers and organizations develop quality research.

The consult service has expertise in areas including, but not limited to: research project development, IRB application process, grants assistance and funding, survey development and refinement, needs assessment, data collection, program evaluation, best practices, focus group development, recruitment strategies, dissemination of findings, and Spanish Translation.

For additional information, visit the Center for Reducing Health Disparities website: http://www.reducedisparity.org/.

For assistance, please contact Katrice Cain (216-778-8467 or kcain@metrohealth.org) or Mary Ellen Lawless (216-778-1304 or mel15@case.edu).

 
Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellowship Nominations Due by May 15

Case Western Reserve University will receive a Hartwell Fellowship to fund one postdoctoral candidate of their choice who exemplifies the values of the Foundation. Each Hartwell Fellowship will provide support for two years at $50,000 direct cost for two years. Each Fellowship must be used to fund one postdoctoral candidate of the institution’s choice, selected from areas of biomedical science, in appropriate areas of basic and applied life sciences related to human health that are consistent with the values of The Hartwell Foundation, including engineering focused on biomedical applications. Proposals must reflect relevance in terms of potential benefits to children. The Foundation will only consider proposals in biomedical research. The Foundation will not consider for example, research in public health, epidemiology, social science, psychology, ecology, environmental impacts, anthropology, or botany. It is the intent of The Hartwell Foundation that the Fellowship will support scientists and biomedical engineers who have completed requirements for a doctoral degree and are still in the early stages of career development. The Fellowship must be used to pursue further specialized research training, not to extend or complete clinical training. The Fellowship will be funded in July.

The following rules apply to the Hartwell Fellowship:

  • Hartwell Fellows must be citizens of the United States
  • Fellows must commence their postdoctoral training no later than November 1, or the Fellowship award to the Institution may be rescinded
  • Funds may be used for salary, health insurance, or travel related to a scientific meeting, but not for the purchase of supplies or equipment or other fringe benefits
  • No part of the Fellowship may cover institutional overhead or other indirect costs, nor should the recipient or the sponsoring research laboratory be obligated or penalized to pay by substitution such indirect costs by any other means
  • At the conclusion of funding, the Hartwell Fellow should submit a summary of the impact that the award had on their career goals
  • If appreciable funds remain following a resignation of the Hartwell Fellow, the sponsoring institution must designate a timely replacement within Foundation guidelines; no adjustment to residual funds will be provided by The Hartwell Foundation
Start and End Dates
Postdoctoral study will commence upon receipt of funds but in no case later than November 1, 2015. The active period of the Fellowship is intended to be two years from commencement of training, unless the end date is extended by virtue of carryover of funds. At the conclusion of funding, the Hartwell Fellow will submit to the Foundation a summary of the impact that the award had on their career goals.

Nominations must be received by May 12, 2015 and include cv’s of the proposed postdoctoral fellow, a letter and cv of the sponsoring mentoring faculty member, a brief description of the biomedical research project in which the Fellow will be engaged and its relevance to the values of The Hartwell Foundation. The letter of request should also outline that the proposed Fellowships consistent with the rules noted above. The applications should be sent to DeputyProvost@case.edu no later than May 15, 2015.

 
National Science Foundation (NSF) & American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) have launched the Beyond the Box National Digitization Innovation Competition. The initiative will award $1 million to the individual or team who develops a novel way to accurately and efficiently capture digital images of insect specimens and their associated data from a standard museum drawer of insects.

The Beyond the Box Digitization Challenge has been designed to stimulate individuals or teams to solve a problem that is hindering scientific research and innovation - the inability to quickly and accurately digitize specimens and associated data in a standard tray of insects in a natural history museum. Solving this problem will help advance research as well as contribute to improved public health, environmental management, and agriculture by providing scientists, farmers, health care providers, and citizen scientists with access to our nation's insect collections. Moreover, the solution to this problem will almost certainly find additional applications in scientific and commercial settings. The winning entry will receive up to $1 million for the development of a hardware and software system that automates digitization of pinned insect specimens, without damaging the specimens--one of the most challenging biocollections digitization tasks.

Visit the Beyond the Box website for more information on the challenge.

 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Simmons Foundation

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Simmons Foundation have partnered to create a new program, the 2016 Faculty Scholar Program, designed to support early-career scientists. The Faculty Scholars competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists at more than 220 eligible institutions, including Case Western Reserve. The competition seeks scholars who will apply molecular, genetic, computational and theoretical approaches to fundamental problems in diverse areas of biology.

Eligibility Criteria
• PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
• Tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank at an eligible U.S. institution, or, if at an eligible institution that has no tenure track, an appointment that reflects a significant institutional commitment. Federal government employees are not eligible.
• More than 4, but no more than 10, years of post-training, professional experience. To meet this requirement, the applicant’s post-training, professional experience must have begun no earlier than June 1, 2005, and no later than July 1, 2011.
• Principal investigator or Co-Principal investigator on at least one active, nationally competitive grant with an initial term of two or more years at some point from April 1, 2013 through July 1, 2015. Career development grants qualify. Multi-investigator grants may qualify.

Important Conditions
• Up to 70 awardees will receive non-renewable grants ranging from $100k to $400k per year over 5 years ($500k - $2M per award).
• Faculty Scholars are required to devote at least 50% of their total effort to the direct conduct of research.
• Scholars conducting research at the interface of the biological and physical sciences are encouraged to apply.
• Scholars studying biological questions emerging from and applicable to global human health problems, including malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and other diseases that disproportionately affect individuals living in low resource settings are encouraged to apply
. • Women and minorities under-represented in the biomedical and biological sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: July 28, 2015

For more information visit the Howard Hughes Medical Institute website.

 
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is soliciting grant applications for the support of Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEERs). The CEER Program is designed to support the establishment of sustainable trans-disciplinary research teams with the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and quickly address a range of cutting edge ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetics and genomics. The Program is intended to create new research opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries among investigators in diverse fields, such as the genomic sciences, clinical research, clinical and health policy, ethics, law, the humanities, economics, political science, anthropology and other basic social sciences. In addition to conducting trans-disciplinary research, Centers will disseminate their research findings and engage in other activities that facilitate the utilization of their findings and deliberations in the development of research, health and public policies and practices regarding the use of genomic information and technologies. Finally, Centers will contribute to developing the next generation of ELSI researchers.

Letter of Intent Deadline: June 1, 2015 Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

For more information visit the NIH webpage.

 

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