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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 2, 2017February 22, 2018  

Take Advantage of All Pivot Has to Offer

For years, Community of Science (COS) has been recognized around the world for its funding from a wide variety of sources as well as its access to the world’s research community.

CWRU has subscribed to COS's new product, Pivot, which provides you the edge by bringing together the right research opportunities, funding, and people—quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.

Pivot can:

  • provide access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities;
  • identify research expertise from within or outside of CWRU;
  • foster collaboration by cultivating essential partnerships and alliances; and
  • build strong network connections for future opportunities.
Learn more about how to use all the features Pivot has to offer.

Learn to use Pivot via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/proquestpivot.

Archive Your Data

Project End?
Need to archive your data?
Need to make space for more data?

UTech Research Data Archive service provides a low cost mechanism to store inactive data, in a means not previously possible. Designed for large datasets, the system provides convenience through a variety of clients and an API that can be embedded into a lab's research workflow.

For more information, see https://case.edu/utech/information-security/tools/, or download the attached flyer.

NIH: Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R21)
This FOA encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research grant (R21) applications from institutions and organizations proposing research aimed at characterizing animal stem cells and improving existing, and creating new, animal models for human disease conditions. The intent of this initiative is to facilitate the use of stem cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine. The initiative focuses on the following areas: 1) comparative analysis of animal and human stem cells to provide information for selection of the most predictive and informative model systems; 2) development of new technologies for stem cell characterization and transplantation; and 3) improvement of animal disease models for stem cell-based therapeutic applications.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2019
For more information visit the NIH webpage.

CWRU VPR Catalyst Awards

The CWRU Vice President for Research and Technology Management is pleased to announce a campus-wide internal grant competition to promote research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

Intended to foster the incubation of new ideas and their cultivation for production of knowledge, this program will provide faculty the freedom to address new and expanding areas of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, and will serve as a catalyst for major breakthroughs.

The CWRU VPR Catalyst Awards will be divided into three funding categories.

Track 1: Research Travel
These awards may be used for travel, lodging, and food (up to per diem).

Up to $3,000 will be awarded per project with the expectation of 1-1 match from the Faculty member’s discretionary funds, her Department, her Dean, or other institutional resources (such as the Baker-Nord Center).

To plan or conduct research, including trips to bidders’ conferences and meetings with program officers; travel to collections such as libraries, museums or other archives with materials not otherwise available; and travel to a study center or research institute. Travel may be domestic or international and is subject to the University’s travel policies. All funds must be spent within 12 months of the award. Unspent funds will be pulled back.

Track 2: Publication Subvention
These awards may be used for copyright fees, cover art, illustrations, permissions, journal publication, or other publication-related expenses.

Up to $3,000 will be awarded per project with the expectation of 1-1 match from the Faculty member’s discretionary funds, her Department, her Dean, or other institutional resources (such as the Baker-Nord Center).

To help cover the costs associated with publishing books, plays, journal articles, or other means of scholarly or creative production. All funds must be spent within 12 months. Unspent funds will be pulled back.

Track 3: Seed Funds

These grants support early-stage program development and research, and often set the stage for successful pursuit of large-scale funding from sources such as NIH, NSF, NEA, or NEH as projects evolve.

Up to $10,000 will be awarded per project with the expectation of 1-1 match from the Faculty member’s discretionary funds, her Department, her Dean, or other institutional resources (such as the Baker-Nord Center).

To help cover a variety of research activities, including but not limited to: pilot and feasibility studies, secondary analyses of existing data to test a new hypothesis, activities in the digital humanities and arts, development of research methodology, and planning for development of large, interdisciplinary proposals for external funding. All funds must be spent within 12 months. Unspent funds will be pulled back.

Principal Investigators/Scholars must hold faculty appointments at CWRU. All full-time CWRU faculty are eligible to apply. Although there is no limit on the number of proposals a faculty member may submit, only one award will be made to any faculty member in a given cycle.

Due Date
Proposals for all three categories are due Friday, March 30, 2018.

Application Instructions
Proposals and match commitment letters should be submitted as PDF attachments by email to Dr. Suzanne Rivera at suzanne.rivera@case.edu no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, March 30.

Proposals should be no more than three pages in length and must include:

  • Identification of funding category: Research Travel, Publication Subvention, Seed Funds
  • Faculty member name, department, school/college, and title/rank
  • Title of project for which funding is sought
  • Narrative description of proposed activities to be funded, including:
    • clear explanation of problem/hypothesis/phenomenon/activity
    • concise description of planned strategy/procedures
    • compelling rationale for using institutional resources
    • degree to which activity/product will be novel and/or interdisciplinary
  • Expected outcome of efforts, with a deliverable and timeline (less than 12 months)
  • Detailed budget* with narrative justification for each line item and identification of source of matching funds

In addition, the match commitment letters accompanying the proposals must be signed by the individual responsible for the speedtype (account number) that will be the source of the match (whether a Chair, Dean, or Director of a campus entity such as the Baker-Nord Center), and should state clearly that if a Catalyst award is made to the Faculty member, matching funds equivalent to the award amount will be made available for spending within the 12-month award period.

*Note: Faculty time is not an allowable cost for Track 1 or Track 2.

Review Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee empaneled by the VPR. The following criteria will be considered:
  • The significance of the research problem, scholarship or creative endeavor
  • The novelty of the proposed project or activity
  • The application of interdisciplinary and convergent approaches

Everything you ever wanted to know about MTAs and DUAs, but were afraid to ask

Friday, March 2, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Biological Research Building, Room 105

Representatives from the Technology Transfer Office will discuss and answer all of your questions about these agreements and their related contractual obligations. The answers will be provided to popular questions like:

  • "When, if ever, do I need an MTA/DUA?”
  • “How long will this take/Why is this taking so long?"
  • and the ever popular “Why can’t you sign this MTA right now?”
So join us for a lively discussion about sharing material and data in the modern age. In addition, we will discuss something called tangible materials, and answer the question “Is it true that tangible materials could mean extra money in my paycheck?”. Join us.

Registration is online at: https://research.case.edu/researchapps/education/onlinecalendar.cfm


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