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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

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Use the following link in order to view previous editions of Research Matters and Research News and Updates Research Matters Archive .

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Research Newsletter
October 2, 2017February 22, 2018  

Limited Submission Reminder: American Diabetes Association: Pathways to Stop Diabetes

Key Deadlines: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:00pm (CWRU Internal Submission Deadline), Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 3:00pm EST (ANTICIPATED Sponsor's Submission Deadline).

Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Our Vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, and provide them with freedom, autonomy, and the financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries.

This initiative enables scientists to advance not only their research, but also their careers. Pathway scientists have access to the Mentor Advisory Group, an annual Pathway symposia, select speaking opportunities, and innovative technologies, all designed to foster interactions and collaboration that will enable them to accelerate their research progress.

Pathway seeks to bring new investigators and new perspectives to diabetes research. Supporting scientists with different backgrounds and experience is critical to achieving that objective. Pathway accepts nominations for exceptional investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication. Pathway solicits nominations for candidates in all disciplines as applied to diabetes including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. In addition, nomination of scientists from diverse backgrounds, including minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, is strongly encouraged. Each institution is allowed a maximum of one nomination. The nomination can be in one of the three available Pathway award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary:


  • Award Term: Up to 7 years
  • Applicant: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Maximum Funding: $100,000/year in Phase I (up to 2 years), $325,000/year in Phase II (up to 5 years)
  • Support: Project support & PI salary
  • Indirect Support: Up to 10% of directs in Phase I, 30% of directs in Phase II

  • Award Term: Up to 5 years
  • Applicant: Early Career Faculty
  • Maximum Funding: $325,000/year
  • Support: Project support & PI salary
  • Indirect Support: Up to 30% of directs

  • Award Term: Up to 5 years
  • Applicant: Established Investigators-New to Diabetes Research
  • Maximum Funding: $325,000/year in Phase I, $325,000/year in Phase II
  • Support: Project support & PI salary
  • Indirect Support: Up to 30% of directs
The Association encourages nomination of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including minorities that are underrepresented in research. For the purposes of this program, underrepresented minorities are defined as individuals of African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander descent.

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the association’s Pathway Progam website and in their Nomination Guide for the program.

Number of Applications Allowed: One

Amount of Funding: Up to $1.625M (amount already includes any indirect costs)

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

Limited Submission Reminder: National Institutes of Health - Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)

Key Deadlines: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 5:00pm (CWRU Internal Submission Deadline), Thursday, May 31, 2018, 3:00pm EST (Sponsor's Submission Deadline).

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to continue the Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) 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 and bio-behavioral research. The SIG Program provides funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, state-of-the-art, 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 biomedical research.

Instruments must be for research purposes only.

Foreign-made instruments are allowed.

The SIG Program will not support requests for:
An instrument with a base cost of less than $50,000;
Multiple instruments bundled together;
Purely instructional equipment;
Instruments used for clinical (billable) care;
Institutional administrative management systems, clinical management systems;
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).

Applicants are advised to discuss with the SIG Scientific/Research Contact (See Section VII) any questions about appropriate types of equipment, eligibility, and Program requirements, prior to submitting an application for an integrated instrumentation system.

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 $50,000 and the maximum award amount is $600,000. Instrumentation that costs more than $600,000 will be considered, but the maximum possible award is $600,000.

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

Ohio Development Services Agency - The Ohio Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP)
The Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP or Program) is a competitive grant program that supports the adoption and extension of existing advanced manufacturing technologies by Ohio manufacturers. The Program promotes collaboration among small and medium-sized manufacturing firms, large manufacturers, Ohio’s research institutions and other eligible non-profit organizations to advance the growth and competitiveness of Ohio’s manufacturing base.

Advanced manufacturing projects supported through this Program must help Ohio firms to achieve: i) earlier entrance to market, ii) faster responses to changing customer needs, iii) higher quality or lower cost products or iv) improved efficiency, consistency and reliability. The primary objective of the Program is to support small to medium manufacturers with a successful operating history, clear market focus and strong prospects for sales growth and job creation. However, projects that have the ability to provide an at-risk segment of Ohio’s manufacturing industry with technology and services that are demonstrably transformational will also be considered.

Please note several changes to the RFP from previous years:

1. Elimination of the Preliminary Proposal stage.
2. Required attendance at a Pre-bid Conference.
3. Eliminated the “specific project” type and focused in the key strategic business evolutionary projects – Type 1 – supply chain related, and Type 2 – cyber-defense and internet-of-things related.

The top 10 applications from the proposal review will be invited to a second phase for a 30-minute interview and formal presentation on the project to the review team. Scored separately and added to the proposal review for a final score and ranking. During the interview process all budget related questions will be covered before the final ranking.

Proposal Deadline: March 21, 2018

For more information visit the ODSA webpage.

Kress Foundation
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century.

As part of that mission, the foundation's Conservation Grants Program provides support for the professional practice of art conservation. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focused on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

For more information visit the Kress Foundation webpage.

Kress Foundation
The Kress Foundation's Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration and new approaches to teaching and learning about art history.

The program awards grants for the digitization of important visual resources (especially photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history and primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history), as well as for promising initiatives in online publishing and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. The program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.

Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis. Past grant amounts have ranged between $12,000 and $70,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit institution with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States.

Application Deadline: April 01, 2018

For more information visit the Kress Foundation website.


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