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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

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 20, 2016  

NSF: Advanced Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Cells
In recent years, somatic cells as therapeutic agents have provided new treatment approaches for a number of pathological conditions that were deemed untreatable, or difficult to treat. Several successful cell therapies using T cells have been demonstrated for cancer and autoimmune diseases, while stem cell therapies have given relief for heart disease and stroke. Hundreds of clinical trials are ongoing to examine efficacy of cell therapies for a variety of other diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Crohn’s disease. Production of therapeutic cells is currently expensive and, therefore, cost prohibitive for the large number of people who might benefit from these treatments. The overarching goal of this Advanced Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Cells (ABTC) solicitation is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary research to understand, design, and control cell manufacturing systems and processes that will enable reproducible, cost-effective, and high-quality production of cells with predictable performance for the identified therapeutic function.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2017

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

NIH: Noise-Induced Synaptopathy in the Human Auditory System (R01)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications focused on determining if noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy occurs in humans. Studies may include, but are not limited to, diagnosis/detection and determination of functional consequences of such noise-induced damage. Animal studies could be responsive to this FOA, but the direct applicability to humans must be clearly delineated. Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.

Letter of Intent Deadline: December 24, 2016
Application Deadline: January 24, 2017

For more information visit the NIH webpage.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Learning Disabilities Research Centers (LDRCs)
This funding opportunity is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for the Learning Disabilities Research Centers Program (LDRCs). LDRCs will focus on generating new scientific knowledge to inform our understanding of learning disabilities (LDs) and comorbid conditions through synergistic, integrated, team-based transdisciplinary science. Applicants should focus on either foundational or translational, transdisciplinary research addressing the definition, classification, etiology, diagnosis, epidemiology, early identification and prevention-based approaches. They also should focus on remediation of children, adolescents, or adults identified with or at risk for LDs in component oral language abilities, reading, written expression abilities, mathematics and relationships among these LDs and other disabilities as well as co-occurring or comorbid conditions. Eligible applicants include city, town and county governments, public housing authorities, as well as public and private institutions of higher education.

Application Deadline: December 28, 2016

For more information visit the Grants.Gov >website.

Royal Anthropological Institute – Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems
The Medal, together with a prize of 600 British Pounds, is awarded biennially by the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute, on the recommendation of judges appointed by Council, for a body of published work which makes, as a whole, a significant contribution to research in anthropology as applied to medical problems.

Individuals may apply to be considered for the award, or may be nominated. All applications and nominations should include a short CV and a brief statement of the importance of the nominated work to the field, no more than two sides of A4 in total. Four copies of any book or other publication which forms the basis for an application or nomination should be supplied. One of these will be given to the Anthropology Library at the British Museum, and the others become the property of the judges after the competition. Submissions may be made in any language, but submissions in languages other than English must be accompanied by an adequate English summary or abstract. Candidates of all nationalities are eligible.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2016

For more information visit the RAI webpage.

Simon’s Foundation
The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for its Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards.

The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who use quantitative approaches to advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields or with an interest in modeling or theory are encouraged to apply. Among other eligibility requirements, applicants must have held a tenure-track or tenured position (or equivalent) in a U.S. or Canadian institution for at least one year and no more than eight years.

Letter of Intent Deadline: November 7, 2016

For more information visit the Simon’s Foundation website.


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