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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
May 3, 2017  

Department of Defense – Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
The Department of Defense (DoD) has pre-released it's SBIR 17.2 and the STTR 17B Broad Agency Announcements.

The objectives of the DoD SBIR Program include stimulating technological innovation in DoD’s Science and Technology Emphasis Areas, strengthening the role of small business in meeting DoD research and development needs, fostering and encouraging participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation, and increasing the commercial application of DoD-supported research or research and development results.

Proposal Deadline: July 21, 2017

For more information on these specific announcements visit the SBIR website.

Digital Civil Society Lab
The Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is inviting applications to its Digital Impact (formerly Markets for Good) initiative from projects focused on improving the digital infrastructure for civil society and helping social sector practitioners and policy makers use digital resources safely, ethically, and effectively. Through its grantmaking, the initiative supports better data-informed decision-making in philanthropy (particularly individual giving) and the social sector and facilitates research and innovation aimed at strengthening the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital resources in civil society.

To that end, Digital Impact grants are awarded for two types of projects: scholarly research and sector advancement.
1) Research: Scholarly research grants are awarded to academic teams exploring questions of scholarly interest that have practical applications for the social sector, or for scholarly review of existing practice. Priority will be given to research projects with either a demonstrated commitment to practical applications in the social sector or those that clearly articulate a plan to turn their research into practical knowledge.

Applications for research grants are encouraged from faculty or graduate students from any disciplinary perspective or methodology, as well as those that bring together multiple disciplinary inquiries.
2) Sector: These grants are intended for nonprofits and partners to address sector-wide challenges in using digital data safely, ethically and effectively. Priority will be given to projects that align with the four principles for digital data use outlined in the Digital Impact Toolkit: consent, privacy, openness and pluralism. Some ways to address these issues include reproducible consent practices, best practices for data sharing across organizations or sectors, new organizational governance practices or trainings, or software platforms or tools built to prioritize permission or ownership.

Application Deadline: June 12, 2017

For more information on these specific announcements visit the DCSL website.

NIH Seeking Input on Capping R-O1 Award and Grant Support Index

On May 2, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its intention to cap individual Principal Investigators at three R-01 awards using a metric "Grants Support Index (GSI)".

Over the next few months, NIH will be seeking feedback from the scientific community on how best to implement the GSI limit. There are still many details of the policy that need to be worked out and NIH wants those details to be informed by the community. Look for more about this effort and opportunities to provide input from NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research Dr. Michael Lauer through his Open Mike Blog (https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/category/blog/open-mike/).

Read the Notice from NIH Director, Francis Collins, at https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/statements/new-nih-approach-grant-funding-aimed-optimizing-stewardship-taxpayer-dollars.

NIH: Neoantigen-Based Therapeutic Targeting of Head and Neck Cancers (R01)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic and preclinical research aimed at developing novel immunotherapeutic targets for head and neck cancers (HNC), including salivary gland cancers. Research supported by this FOA will identify human HNC-specific neoantigens, and will test the utility of these neoantigens as targets for eliciting anti-tumor immune responses in affected patient populations.

Application deadline is July 19, 2017.

For more information visit the NIH website.

NIH - Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite R01 applications to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health. Research Projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using funds that have been made available through FDA CTP and the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P.L. 111-31). Research results from this FOA are expected to generate findings and data that are directly relevant in informing the FDA's regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health.

Letter of Intent Deadline: 60 days prior to application deadline

Application Deadline: August 17, 2017

For more information visit the NIH website.


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