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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
October 2, 2017February 22, 2018  

National Endowment for the Humanities – Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a new grant program called Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants. The mission of this Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building.

Grants will aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. Eligible activities include the documentation of cultural heritage materials that are lost or imperiled; the preservation and conservation of humanities materials; and the sustaining of digital scholarly infrastructure.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

For more information visit the NEH website.

Princess Grace Foundation
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is accepting applications for its 2018 Princess Grace Film Awards.

Through the annual program, grants are awarded in support of student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The categories of eligible films include narrative/documentary/experimental/animation/hybrid work, as well as newer forms such as media installations, transmedia, webisodes, interactive Web work, and other projects where the moving image is the primary component.

These grants will be made in accordance with the student’s thesis project budget; administrative charges, overhead, and indirect costs incurred by the school may NOT be charged against the grant.

To be eligible, nominees must be a full-time or matriculated student who has not yet have completed a thesis film, or who has completed at least one film as a director, and is the director of the proposed film.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

For more informaiton, visit the PGF USA webpage
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Oncology Nursing Society, is a national, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing education to opportunities for oncology nurses around the world.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its annual Pat McCue/New Orleans Chapter End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award. Through the program, a single grant of $2,000 will be awarded to support continuing educational activities for a registered nurse dedicated to caring for patients and their families during the final stages of life. (Note: The award cannot be used for tuition in an academic program.)

To be eligible, all applicants must be a registered nurse who spends a minimum of 75 percent of his/her time involved in end-of-life care and who has at least a year of experience in end-of-life care.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

For more information visit the ONSF website.

Take Advantage of All Pivot Has to Offer

For years, Community of Science (COS) has been recognized around the world for its funding from a wide variety of sources as well as its access to the world’s research community.

CWRU has subscribed to COS's new product, Pivot, which provides you the edge by bringing together the right research opportunities, funding, and people—quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.

Pivot can:

  • provide access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities;
  • identify research expertise from within or outside of CWRU;
  • foster collaboration by cultivating essential partnerships and alliances; and
  • build strong network connections for future opportunities.
Learn more about how to use all the features Pivot has to offer.

Learn to use Pivot via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/proquestpivot.


Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (Leidos Biomed) has issued an RFP entitled, “Prototyping Carrier Basket Arrays” and will be responsible for awarding the resulting Agreement(s), in support of the Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute (NCI). Leidos Biomed is the Operations and Technical Support Services Contractor of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, which solely supports the NCI mission.

The RFP seeks proposals to use shape-changing materials (“smart materials”) to create an arrayed carrier suitable for transporting 3-dimensional mammalian organoid cultures from multi-well cell culture plates into common histology cassettes. The idea to use shape-changing materials and similar strategies that precisely control shape and size changes stems from the need to convert the size of the array from the standard dimensions of multi-well cell culture plates (127.76 x 85.48 x 14.35 mm, per The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (https://www.slas.org/SLAS/assets/File/ANSI_SLAS_1-2004_FootprintDimensions.pdf) into the standard dimensions of histology cassettes (24 x 30 x 11 mm), in order that 3D organoid cultures can be processed en masse into a paraffin block for sectioning onto slides and immuno/histochemical analysis.

The Project Objective is to design and prototype carriers that can readily bridge these two standardized systems by shrinking, expanding, or both, without perturbing the payload of 3D organoids being transported. The RFP represents the initial stage of the Project and, therefore, focuses on identification of candidate materials and the design, limited production and testing of prototypes; successful prototypes will play an important role in proving feasibility of the approach.

You are invited to submit a proposal in accordance with the requirements of the attached RFP. The RFP Package consists of two attachments: (i) the first is the RFP document, which includes instructions for preparing the proposal; and (ii) the second is the Agreement document, which is provided in advance of award to allow time to review the terms and conditions.

The issuance of the RFP is the first step in a multi-step process, which will culminate in the receipt of proposals. PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 2:00 PM (EST) ON THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018. PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER 2:00 PM (EST) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. In between now and March 15, 2018, two “Bidders’ Teleconferences” have been scheduled: (i) 12:15 pm (EST) on Thursday, February 22, 2018; and (ii) 3:15 pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. These teleconferences will provide a venue to ask and receive answers to questions regarding the RFP, the proposal and subcontracting processes, the technical project’s nature and scope, and other related topics. You can join the teleconferences by calling 855.462.5367, passcode 8936166.


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