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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
January 10, 2017  

DOC: 2017 Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) is soliciting competitive applications for the FY2017 Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program (MTMCP) to fund conservation, protection, or management actions supporting recovery of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed sea turtle species occurring within the Pacific Islands Region (PIR) or of aggregations (or species) with linkages to the PIR. Such species may migrate through, nest or forage within the PIR, are impacted by PIR federally managed activities, or are otherwise relevant to NOAA/NMFS management and recovery obligations. The PIR is comprised of the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) adjacent to the State of Hawaii, U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the U.S. Pacific Remote Island Areas. Of sea turtle species occurring in the region, priority species for this FFO include: Western Pacific leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and green turtle (Chelonia mydas) Distinct Population Segments (DPS) of the Central North Pacific, Central West Pacific, and Central South Pacific. For the FY2017 funding competition, we are soliciting projects under two priorities. Priority 1 is for management and outreach projects located on Oahu (Hawaii), and priority 2 is for international projects with a direct connection to PIR turtles. See more information below on each priority.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be releasing a new funding announcement titled, “Optimal Treatment Sequences for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain.” The goal of this announcement is to fund large, pragmatic, randomized clinical trials that compare the effectiveness of sequences of efficacious and/or commonly used noninvasive interventions alone or in combination for patients with nonspecific, nonradicular chronic low back pain. Up to $50 million will be available to support high-quality studies in this area.

Letter of Intent Deadline: February 14, 2017

For more information visit the PCORI website.

NCAI-CC: New Funding Cycle for Innovations in Heart, Lung, Blood
The NIH Center for Accelerated Innovations at Cleveland Clinic announces a request for applications. Funding is available for promising emerging technologies in cardiovascular, pulmonary, blood or sleep-related disorders. NCAI-CC is seeking projects in therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, tools, or systems in order to facilitate translation to commercialized products that improve patient care and enhance health.

This program provides funding and project assistance to advance the development of high priority early-stage technologies in NHLBI research areas. Expert assistance will be provided to funded investigators in early technology development including commercial opportunity assessment, intellectual property, clinical and regulatory, reimbursement, business, legal and project management.

Letter of Intent Deadline: February 8, 2017

For more information visit the NCAI-CC webpage.

NSF: Advanced Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Cells
In recent years, somatic cells as therapeutic agents have provided new treatment approaches for a number of pathological conditions that were deemed untreatable, or difficult to treat. Several successful cell therapies using T cells have been demonstrated for cancer and autoimmune diseases, while stem cell therapies have given relief for heart disease and stroke. Hundreds of clinical trials are ongoing to examine efficacy of cell therapies for a variety of other diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Crohn’s disease. Production of therapeutic cells is currently expensive and, therefore, cost prohibitive for the large number of people who might benefit from these treatments. The overarching goal of this Advanced Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Cells (ABTC) solicitation is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary research to understand, design, and control cell manufacturing systems and processes that will enable reproducible, cost-effective, and high-quality production of cells with predictable performance for the identified therapeutic function.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2017

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.


American Psychological Foundation
The American Psychological Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Psychological Association, has issued a Request for Proposals for the 2017 Esther Katz Rosen Fund grants program.

Established in 1974, the annual program is designed to enable and enhance the development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents and to encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of activities focused on the advancement and application of knowledge related to gifted and talented children and adolescents, including research, pilot projects, research-based programs, and projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students.

To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a school or education institution and hold a doctoral degree from, or be a graduate student at, an accredited university for research proposals.

Application Deadline: March 01, 2017

For more information visit the APF website.


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