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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
March 1, 2017  

Limited Submission Reminder: NIH: High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) Program (S10)

Key Deadlines: March 24, 2017, 5:00pm EST (CWRU Internal Submission Deadline), May 31, 2017, 5:00pm EST (Sponsor's Required Concept Paper Submission Deadline).

Central review of internal LOIs will be limited to ensuring that the applications do not duplicate other equipment requested. Applicants must work with their school or college dean to ensure that all financial aspects of the application are approved before submission. Each school or college dean has the right to deny any application submission that does not have an appropriate financial plan in place. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin discussions with their Associate Dean for Research before submitting an internal LOI.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to continue the High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program administered by ORIP. The objective of the Program is to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in basic, translational or clinical areas of biomedical/behavioral research. The HEI Program provides funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system. An integrated instrumentation system is one in which the components, when used in conjunction with one another, perform a function that no single component could provide. The components must be dedicated to the system and not used independently.

Types of supported instruments include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers. Applications for "stand alone" computer systems (supercomputers, computer clusters and data storage systems) will only be considered if the instrument is solely dedicated to the research needs of NIH-supported investigators.

Instruments must be for research purposes only.

In rare special circumstances when an institution cannot justify sole use of the high-end instrument for NIH-supported and other biomedical research, the institution may request a Special Use Instrument (SUI). Eligibility requirements for SUI requests are described in Section III 3.

Foreign-made instruments are allowed.

The HEI Program will not support requests for:

  • An instrument with a base cost of less than $600,000;
  • Multiple instruments bundled together;
  • Purely instructional equipment;
  • Institutional administrative management systems, clinical management systems, or instruments to be used purely for clinical (billable) care;
  • Software, unless it is integral to the operation of the requested equipment;
  • General purpose equipment or an assortment of instruments to furnish a research facility and equipment for routine sustaining infrastructure (such as standard machine shop equipment, standard computer networks, autoclaves, hoods, and equipment to upgrade animal facilities).
To promote cost effectiveness, to encourage optimal sharing among individual investigators, research groups and departments, and to foster a collaborative multidisciplinary environment, the instrument should be integrated in a core facility, whenever possible.

Number of Applications Allowed: One per instrument type

Amount of Funding: Instruments must cost above $600,001; maximum award amount is $2,000,000

Program website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-076.html

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

 
Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Postdoctoral Stipends, Training Related Expenses, Institutional Allowance, and Tuition/Fees Effective for Fiscal Year 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels for FY 2017, as well as the tuition and fees, training related expenses and institutional allowances for NRSA recipients.

Of note, regardless of the uncertain status of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule change, the postdoctoral stipend levels for FY 2017 are in alignment with the anticipated change.

Read the full notice here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html.

 
Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, with funds from STERIS Corporation
The Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, with funds from STERIS Corporation, will provide seed money to faculty to foster research in emerging and healthcare-associated infections. Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments in the School of Medicine and Hospital System as well as in other departments throughout the University are eligible. Grants, not to exceed $30,000 direct costs each, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future independently funded awards. Basic science applications are encouraged but should have a clear translational component related to the themes of this request for application. Up to three grants annually will be awarded. At least one of these awards will be targeted directly to STERIS’ interests. The University Hospitals Research Institute will serve as the fiscal entity through which the monies will be distributed and awards administered.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2016

For more information visit the CWRU website.

 
Research ShowCASE 2017 - Abstracts Accepted Now through February 5

Research ShowCASE 2017
Discovery, Collaboration & Community
Friday, April 21
9 am – 3 pm
Veale Convocation Center
Case Western Reserve University


Submit your abstract now!
http://showcase.case.edu

Abstract submission deadline: Sunday, February 5, 2017
(for graduate and professional students, faculty, staff and affiliates)
Undergraduate submissions for Intersections will begin in February

We invite you to participate with other CWRU faculty, staff and students by presenting your work at Research ShowCASE 2017. The event will provide an opportunity for CWRU researchers to display your research in a traditional scientific poster or other creative means. We encourage University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center researchers to participate.

In addition to the opportunity to display and share your work, undergraduate and graduate students, professional students and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to participate in the research competition, which will include having your presentation evaluated and feedback provided. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning entries.

In order to display your work at Research ShowCASE, you will need to submit an online abstract describing your research. If you are a student or post-doc, your faculty adviser will need to approve your submission.

Check us out:
Like us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRUResearchShowcase
On the web at http://showcase.case.edu

 

Alternative Research & Development Foundation
The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation, a U.S. leader in the funding and promotion of alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research, testing, and education, is currently soliciting research proposals for its 2017 Alternatives Research Grant Program. For over 20 years, this innovative program has created opportunities for scientists who have interest and expertise in alternatives research.

  • Up to $40,000 in funding available to support individual projects
  • Preference given to U.S. universities and research institutions
  • Preference given to projects that use pathway-based approaches as exemplified by the 2007 National
  • Academy of Sciences report, Toxicity Testing in the Twenty-first Century: A Vision and A Strategy
CRITERIA
  • Potential to significantly replace or reduce laboratory animals
  • Scientific merit and feasibility
LOI Deadline: April 27, 2017
Applications Deadline: May 01, 2017

For more information visit the ARDF website.

 

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