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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

MODELS OF INNOVATION
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
July 14, 2017August 9, 2017  

NSF - Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?

Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

For more information visit the NSF website.

 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIATION ASSOCIATION
The Southern California Mediation Association is sponsoring the 29th Annual SCMA Conference “Mediation in the Real World: New Thinking, New Practices”

This year’s conference will offer full MCLE credit for participants and presenters, and will have varied programming to accommodate the unique interests of the mediation community. While SCMA is looking for proposals in all areas, the conferences traditionally include collaborative law (focusing on family law practice), world-view/community mediation, the business and marketing of mediation, as well as advanced “practicum” training.

In keeping with this year’s theme, “Mediation in the Real World: New Thinking, New Practices,” the sponsor encourages unique, cutting edge proposals with outside-the-box and/or interactive, presentations, as well as those which may be more traditional, theory-based or practice-oriented. It is requested that proposals focus on the learning outcomes and skills that participants attending the presentation will be able to utilize. Workshops that focus on different forums, career opportunities, and emerging markets for mediators are encouraged. And while proposals likely to generate broad interest and appeal will be accepted, more narrowly-tailored ideas will be considered as well.

Nomination Deadline: July 7, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the SCMA website.

 
NEW Limited Submission: CWRU Technology Validation & Start-up Fund Program ("CTP")

Key Deadlines: August 23, 2017, 5:00pm (CWRU Pre-Proposal due using the approved form). Qualified proposals will be chosen to advance to the full proposal stage. The deadline for full proposals is September 9, 2017 at 5:00pm.

The Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF), funded by the Ohio Third Frontier, aims to accelerate and fund the translation of promising technologies into the marketplace through Ohio start-up companies with the eventual goal of creating greater economic growth.

The Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF), funded by the Ohio Third Frontier, aims to accelerate and fund the translation of promising technologies into the marketplace through Ohio start-up companies with the eventual goal of creating greater economic growth. In October 2016, CWRU was awarded a $500,000 fund, which will be administered by the Technology Transfer Office as the CWRU TVSF Program ("CTP") to advance a number of selected programs over a 12-month period. As a result of this award CWRU investigators are no longer eligible to apply for TVSF funding directly to the State of Ohio, but must instead apply to this internal competition.

In October 2016, CWRU was awarded a $500,000 fund, which will be administered by the Technology Transfer Office as the CWRU TVSF Program ("CTP") to advance a number of selected programs over a 12-month period. As a result of this award CWRU investigators are no longer eligible to apply for TVSF funding directly to the State of Ohio, but must instead apply to this internal competition. The CTP is intended to be the final bridge between a translational research project and a viable commercial program. Funding will support technologies that require validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability and the ability to support a start-up company. Projects must have already advanced beyond basic research and should have the equivalent of a laboratory-scale proof of concept prior to applying for funding.

The CTP is intended to be the final bridge between a translational research project and a viable commercial program. Funding will support technologies that require validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability and the ability to support a start-up company. Projects must have already advanced beyond basic research and should have the equivalent of a laboratory-scale proof of concept prior to applying for funding. Applicants are encouraged to work with potential Ohio licensees and business advisors prior to submitting an application in order to identify critical needs for the technology. Paramount importance will be placed on customer discovery, whether in the form of industry partners or potential end users. Specific milestones related to enhancing valuation and reducing risk should be defined, which can include any of the following: prototyping, scale-up, animal and/or clinical testing, addressing regulatory or reimbursement requirements.

All proposals must fall into one of these State of Ohio's technology focus areas:

  • Biomedical/Life Sciences/
  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy
  • Software/Information Technology
  • Sensors
  • Advanced Manufacturing
Anticipated Award Type: Standard Grant with 1:1 cost match* required by applicant

Number of Applications Allowed: 10 -12 per year at $50,000 - $100,000 each (includes cost match)

Total CTP Funding Amount: $500,000 + $500,000 cost match by awardees

Number of RFP's: 3 per year (December 2016, April 2017, August 2017)

Funding Period Per Project: 1 year

Funding Start Date: 1-2 months after submission of full proposal

Cost Match Requirement**: cash cost share commitment of at least one dollar for every dollar of project funds requested (i.e., a ratio of 1:1*) and must represent a specific new unrestricted cash commitment to the project.

Ohio Third Frontier Website: https://development.ohio.gov/bs_thirdfrontier/tvsf.htm * If you have participated in the I-Corps@OH program, the cost match is reduced to 1:3

** NIH funds and other State of Ohio grants are not allowed for cost match

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

 
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis.

Through its Quality of Life program, the foundation will award grants to organizations that help disabled individuals, their families, and caregivers in ways that more immediately boost their independence.

The program supports a wide range of activities organized into three key thematic areas: Actively Achieving, Bridging Barriers, or Caring and Coping (ABCs).

1) Actively Achieving: This category supports programs that provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to participate in activities that engage their bodies and minds. Actively Achieving programs promote interaction with other people in positive community settings and nurture independence and personal growth. Sports, arts, recreation, education, and employment initiatives are all grouped into this category.

2) Bridging Barriers: This category supports projects that address and offer solutions to barriers for independent living across the disability community. Barriers may be structurally evident, such as lack of ramps or other means of access in buildings with stairs, or lack of curb cuts on sidewalks. Other barriers are far less obvious, such as lack of accessible transportation, inability to operate a computer due to limited hand function, failure to receive dental or gynecological care as a result of inaccessible examination equipment, inability of uninsured or underinsured individuals to secure a properly fitted wheelchair, and discrimination in the workplace.

3) Caring and Coping: Caring and Coping projects provide services that address the complex day-to-day health and personal issues for individuals living with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.

To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and serve individuals with physical disabilities, particularly paralysis, and their families.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

For more information visit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation website.

 
Ronald W. Burkle Foundation
The Foundation supports programs that strengthen international understanding, foster worker’s rights, empower underserved communities, nurture the arts and architecture, engage children in learning and advance scientific research.

Applicants must have Tax Exempt Status 501(c)(3)

If you are interested in submitting a Grant Request to the Ronald W. Burkle Foundation, we ask that you send a letter of inquiry that will be reviewed by our staff.

All letters are reviewed on an ongoing basis and should include the following:

  • The organization’s project of service and the amount requested
  • A brief history of the organization and its current programs
  • A description of the project and personnel, the need and specific objectives to be addressed, the implementation plan and the relevance of the program to the community
  • A projected calendar of the proposed project/event
  • A budget for the requested funds. Please include along with the requested amount, an outline of its purpose
  • A copy of the organization’s IRS letter of Tax Exempt Status 501(c)(3)
Application Deadline: Ongoing Basis

For more information on these specific announcements visit the Burkle Foundation website.

 

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