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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  

NEW Limited Submission: The Brain Research Foundation: Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience (SIA)

Key Deadlines: March 20, 2018 (CWRU internal letter of intent); June 28, 2018 (ANTICIPATED proposal due to sponsor).

The Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible U.S. institutions to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). The Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Review Committee will review the SIA proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Foundation. The Committee consists of senior scientists broadly representing the various neuroscience-related programs. Two or more representatives of Brain Research Foundation are also present when the Committee meets.

Based on the quality of applications, the Brain Research Foundation anticipates the SIA program will fund a total of $450,000 in grants. Each total award is limited to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period from the specified dates only. Exact dates will be provided by the BRF upon application approval. The first grant payment of $75,000 will be made upon completion of the SIA Acceptance Form (January 2019). The final payment of $75,000 will be made contingent upon receipt of a Preliminary Progress and Financial Report (January 2020).


The objective of the SIA is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals.

Funding Preferences:

  • Funding is to be directed at projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. This should be a unique project for senior investigators who are encouraged to stretch their imagination into areas that can substantially change an area of research.
  • Funding of research projects that will likely lead to successful grant applications with NIH and other public and private funding entities.
Allowable costs under this award:

    • 100% of the SIA funds must be utilized for direct costs.
  • These costs may include:

    • Purchase and care of laboratory animals,
    • Small pieces of laboratory equipment, totaling $5,000 or less,
    • Laboratory supplies, or
    • Salary for scientific (including postdoctoral fellows) and technical staff (including laboratory technicians).
    Costs not permitted:

    • Facilities and administrative costs,
    • Salary recovery for the PI,
    • Domestic and foreign travel,
    • Conference or seminar fees,
    • Personal computers, computer hardware or software,
    • Large laboratory equipment, or
    • Tuition reimbursement.
    Publications resulting from projects funded in whole or part by Brain Research Foundation SIA will acknowledge Brain Research Foundation as a funding source.

    Number of Applications Allowed: 1

    Amount of Funding: $150,000 ($75,000/yr x 2 yrs)

    For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.

    Sigma Theta Tau International
    Founded in 1922, Sigma Theta Tau International supports the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses making a difference in global health.

    To that end, the organization is inviting applications from registered nurses for its Global Nursing Research Grant program. Through the program, one grant of up to $10,000 is awarded annually to encourage nurses to focus on responding to health disparities globally.

    To be eligible, the principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with a current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent). Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau members.

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

    For more information visit the STTI website.

    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications to join the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, an interdisciplinary collaborative initiative to increase understanding of the fundamental biology of neurodegenerative disorders.

    Applicants are invited to join the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network through two RFA mechanisms:

    1. CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards: five-year investigator grants for early career academic investigators, with an emphasis on those who are new to the field of neurodegeneration.

    2. CZI Collaborative Science Awards: three-year grants for small group interdisciplinary collaborations that include a physician with active clinical engagement. These grants are aimed to support innovative, bold, high risk/high impact projects at the interface of basic and disease biology.

    Application Deadlines:

    CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards: April 17, 2018
    CZI Collaborative Science Awards: April 3, 2018

    For more information visit the CZI website.

    Department of Defense

    The Department of Defense has announced the following new funding opportunity:

    Department of the Army - USAMRAA

    PREventing EMerging Pathogenic Threats


    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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