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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

MODELS OF INNOVATION
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

Use the following link in order to view previous editions of Research Matters and Research News and Updates Research Matters Archive .




Latest News

Research Newsletter
October 2, 2017February 22, 2018  

Children's Leukemia Research Association
The Children's Leukemia Research Association, also known as the National Leukemia Research Association, was founded in 1965 to support research efforts focused on finding the causes of and a cure for Leukemia. To that end, CLRA is seeking applications from investigators for promising research projects in the area of childhood leukemia.

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to promising projects focused on isolating the causes of and finding a cure for childhood leukemia. Funding from other sources is permissible, but CLRA funding objectives should not duplicate those of other sources.

Any doctor at the PhD or MD level involved in research on finding the causes of and/or a cure for leukemia may apply.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

For more information visit the Children’s Leukemia Research Association website.

 
CWRU IRB Implements New Continuing Review Policy for Less then Minimum Risk Studies

Beginning January 1, 2018, the Case Western Reserve University Institutional Review Board (CWRU IRB) will extend the continuing review cycles for non-federally funded studies that are less than minimal risk to three (3) years. Examples of research activities that may be eligible for three (3) year approvals include:

  • Chart reviews
  • Focus groups
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Tissue studies
This change will decrease the administrative burden on researchers.

Please contact the CWRU IRB Office at (216) 368-6925 or cwru-irb@case.edu with any questions about this change.

 
Department of the Air Force - Speech and Audio Data Technologies (SADT)
1. The Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome Research Site, is soliciting white papers under this announcement for new and innovative research to increase AFRL's knowledge and understanding of speech and audio exploitation technologies for support of military applications.
2. The scope of this effort covers a broad range of technologies not limited to: usable speech determination, interference mitigation (noise, co-channel), channel mitigation, speaker diarization, whispered speech detection, music or tone detection/mitigation, background noise detection, speaker segmentation, speaker highlighting, speaker identification, speaker verification, transmission segmentation, language and dialect identification, accented speech identification, optimal data selection, coding to preserve the characteristics of the speaker and channel, automatic speech recognition, key word spotting, correlation, and model adaptation, event/anomaly detection, platform identification.
3. The main emphasis for this research are techniques and methods for use in a tactical (low signal-to-noise ratio, <10 seconds processing time, with minimal training time and data) military environment.
4. Deliverables will be technical reports and when appropriate, software and demonstrations with associated data.
This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 30 Sep 2020. Only white papers are due at this time. While white papers will be considered if received prior to 1500 on 30 Sep 2020, the following submission dates are suggested to best align with projected funding:

FY17 - 19 May 2017
FY18 - 29 Dec 2017
FY19 - 31 Dec 2018
FY20 - 31 Dec 2019

1. FIRST STEP - White Paper Reviews: The Government will review White Papers to determine which of them have the potential to best meet the Air Force's needs based on the criteria listed above. If white papers are of interest and funding is available, AFRL/RI will request a formal technical and cost proposal from offeror. If white papers are not of interest or there is not funding available, a letter is sent to the offeror indicating the reason not selected.
2. SECOND STEP - Proposal Review and Selection Process

Total funding for this BAA is approximately $9.9M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 36 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $100K to $750K. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value.

White Papers accepted until September 30, 2020

For more information visit the FBO website.

 
NEW Limited Submission: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

Key Deadlines: October 8, 2017 (CWRU internal letter of intent), October 24, 2017 (CWRU internal submission deadline); October 31, 2017(Sponsor submission deadline).

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

The awards will fund one woman per discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university or design institution. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields.

By offering these awards, Johnson & Johnson hopes to play an influential role in STEM2D breakthroughs in the future.

The award includes a J&J mentor and may include access to J&J tools.

Number of Applications Allowed: 6; one in each of the following areas - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design

Amount of Funding: $159,000 over three years; no F&A, no Fringe allowed

Applicants are encouraged to consult with their Associate Deans for Research prior to internal submission to assure they meet eligibility criteria and their projects meet stated program objectives.

You must be a woman working in the field(s) of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D). You must be an assistant female professor or global equivalent faculty position at the time of application at an accredited academic university, institution or design school. The female scholar should have a minimum degree for the appropriate field:

  • Science; MD, PhD
  • Technology; PhD
  • Engineering; PhD
  • Math; MS, PhD
  • Manufacturing; PhD
  • Design; MA, MS, MDes, MArch, MFA, MLA, PhD
For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.

 
NIH: New Informatics Tools and Methods to Enhance US Cancer Surveillance and Research
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance surveillance science by supporting the development of new and innovative tools and methods for more efficient, detailed, timely, and accurate data collection by cancer registries. Specifically, the FOA seeks applications for projects to develop, adapt, apply, scale-up, and validate tools and methods to improve the collection and integration cancer registry data and to expand the data items collected. Applications must be built on partnership with U.S. population-based central cancer registries (a partnership must involve at least two different registries). Tools and methods proposed for development are expected to enhance the registry core infrastructure and, in so doing, expand the usefulness of registry-collected data to support high-quality cancer research.

Letter of Intent Deadline: March 16, 2019

For more information visit the NIH webpage.

 

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