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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
February 5, 2016  

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is pleased to announce the availability of two 2016 research awards of $50,000. The Young Investigator Award funds researchers in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bio-engineering or any other scientific or research field, but who are also working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research. This one year award hopes to inspire more investigators to join the bladder cancer field, a disease in which more research is desperately needed. Please forward this email to potential candidates who may be interested in the BCAN Young Investigator Award.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2016

For more information visit the BCAN webpage.

NHLBI Progress Reports - Data Safety Monitoring Plans Information

If your IRB has determined that an National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded grant poses greater than minimal risk to human subjects, you must address your compliance with the IRB approved Data and Safety Monitoring Plan (DSMP) in your upcoming annual progress report.

The NHLBI updated its Data and Safety Monitoring Policy in October 2011. This policy requires that Principal Investigators of all clinical trials or clinical research that poses greater than minimal risk address the following in their annual progress reports:

  1. Adherence to the DSMP.
  2. A summary of any DSM issues that have occurred during the previous year.
  3. Any changes in the human subjects research or to the DSMP that affect risk. Modifications to the human subjects research or DSMP should be submitted to the NHLBI GMO or CO prior to implementation of the change in study practice.
  4. New and continuing IRB approvals.
The policy is accessible via NHLBI’s website at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/policies/dsmpolicy.htm.

National Endowment for the Humanities
The Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program awards substantial grants to support the implementation of experimental projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the humanities. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. The program can support innovative digital humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Applications from recipients of NEH’s Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants are welcome.

Unlike NEH’s Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program, which emphasizes basic research, prototyping, experimentation, and potential impact, the Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program seeks to identify projects that have successfully completed their start-up phase and are well positioned to have a major impact.

Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Implementation Grants may involve

• the implementation of computationally-based methods or techniques for humanities research;

• the pursuit of scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines; or

• the revitalization and/or recovery of existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to humanities scholarship or the teaching or public knowledge of the humanities.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2016

For more information visit the NEH webpage.

Jim Henson Foundation
The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater.

1) Production grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in 2017. Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop grants and Production grants can be combined over a two-year period for the greatest benefit to the piece. However, a Production grant does not need to be proceeded by a Workshop grant, and a Workshop grant in no way ensures a future Production grant.

2) Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers.

Grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. The foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work. Grants cannot be applied retroactively; substantial portions of a proposed project must take place after the funds are awarded.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applications for international collaborations are accepted, but the primary artist and fiscal sponsor must be American. Projects that will only take place outside the Unites States are not eligible for funding.

Submission Deadline: March 14, 2016

For more information visit the Henson Foundation webpage.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Science Education Programs
Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers opportunities for qualified students and faculty to participate in hands-on research in a real-world setting with award-winning scientists.

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for students. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy, while at the same time contributing to the Laboratory mission

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program is a cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science. Through one- to three-year summer internships, NESLS offers students on-the-job educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory.

For more information on these programs visit the ORNL webpage.


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