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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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Research Newsletter
May 3, 2017  

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Information Innovation Office (I2O) - Cyber Assured Systems Engineering (CASE)
The goal of CASE is to develop the necessary design, analysis and verification tools to allow system engineers to design-in cyber resiliency and manage tradeoffs as they do the other nonfunctional properties when designing complex embedded computing systems. Cyber resiliency means that the system is tolerant to cyberattacks in the same way that safety critical systems are tolerant to random faults - they recover and continue to execute their mission function.

Achieving this goal requires research breakthroughs in:
  • the elicitation of cyber resiliency requirements before the system is built;
  • the design and verification of systems when requirements are not testable (i.e., when they are expressed in shall not statements);
  • tools to automatically adapt software to new non-functional requirements; and
  • techniques to scale and provide meaningful feedback from analysis tools that reside low in the development tool chain
The CASE program will operate over three phases. Phase 1 will be 12 months in duration, consisting of initial research and tool development. Option Phase 2 will be 18 months in duration, consisting of technology enhancements and testing of the emerging tools on one or more experimental platform(s). Option Phase 3 will be 18 months in duration, during which CASE tools will be used to re-engineer selected representative demonstration systems for cyber resiliency.

For the duration of the program, tool assessments will be completed every six months with a baseline assessment of the platforms(s) to be completed at month six of the program.

Subsequent tool assessments will judge technical progress relative to the baseline assessment; these assessments will be used in making any potential option exercise decisions at the end of every phase. In addition, platform assessments to measure progress toward program goals will be completed at the end of Phase 2 and Phase 3.

The CASE program has seven Technical Areas (TAs):
TA1: Derive Cyber Requirements
TA2: Design for Resiliency
TA3: Support Legacy Components
TA4: Explainable Formal Methods
TA5: Engineering Workflow Integration
TA6: Platform Provider
TA7: Evaluation

Proposal Deadline: June 28, 2017; Proposals are invited

For more information visit the FBO website.

NSF: Geophysics
The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes from the Earth's surface to its' deepest interior. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include (but are not limited to) seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of geophysical hazards; the Earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the Earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and theoretical and experimental studies of the properties and behavior of Earth materials.

Application Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime

For more information visit the Grants.Gov webpage.

HHS: Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation
The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations with academic research centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, and Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program will serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents and/or adults; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2017.

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) – FY2017 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program
The EDA is committed to fostering connected, innovation-centric economic sectors which support the conversion of research into products and services, businesses and ultimately jobs through entrepreneurship. Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups. Under the RIS Program, EDA is soliciting applications for two separate competitions: the 2017 i6 Challenge and the 2017 Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant competition. Applicants may, but are not required to, submit proposals for more than one competition under the RIS Program. Applicants must provide a matching share from non-federal sources of at least 50 percent of the total project cost. Grant recipients will receive up to $500,000.

Application Deadline: June 23, 2017

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

Ohio Development Services Agency - Ohio Opioid Abuse, Prevention and Treatment Technology Initiative
The Ohio Opioid Abuse, Prevention and Treatment Technology Initiative is to accelerate the development and commercialization of promising new products (or adaptations or modifications) in the categories of medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and health technology. They should meaningfully address one or more issues associated with the drug crisis driven by use, misuse, abuse and the addictive potential of opioids. Specifically, projects must contribute to near term tangible solutions associated with addiction prevention, treatment and overdose intervention. Technology and products that enable safe and effective treatment of acute and chronic pain without the use of opioids are encouraged.

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 14, 2017 by 2:00 p.m.

Proposal Deadline: August 31, 2017

For more information visit the Ohio.gov website.


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