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March 24, 2017  

Sponsored Projects News and Updates
Hartwell Foundation: Individual Biomedical Research Awards

Key Deadlines: March 24, 2017 (CWRU internal letter of intent), April 21, 2017 (CWRU internal submission deadline); September 15, 2017 (ANTICIPATED Sponsor submission deadline).

Since 2011, five CWRU faculty members have been selected for Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research awards.

The foundation funds 12 Hartwell Investigators annually for their innovative, early-stage, cutting-edge biomedical research that has the potential to benefit children in the USA. These awards provide funding to individual researchers in the U.S. for three years, at $100,000 direct cost per year.

Projects should represent early-stage biomedical research that has not yet qualified for significant outside funding, including those not yet submitted for funding consideration. The Foundation is looking for research projects that are early-stage, innovative and cutting-edge, and will only consider funding those proposals that reflect relevance in terms of potential benefit to children in the US.

In selecting awardees, The Hartwell Foundation takes into account the transformative nature of the proposed innovation, the extent to which a strategic or translational approach might accelerate the clinical application of research results to benefit children, the extent of collaboration in the proposed research, the institutional commitment to provide encouragement and technical support to the investigator, and the extent to which funding the investigator will make a difference.

Applicants must be available to interview with the internal selection committee on July 10 and to travel to meet with representatives of the Foundation in November. They also must commit to attend the Foundation's Annual Meeting, which is held annually in September.

Number of Applications Allowed: Two anticipated

Amount of Funding: $300,000 ($100,000 per year for three years)

Program Website:

For additional information:

Research ShowCASE- Undergraduate and High School Student Abstracts Due March 26

Research ShowCASE 2017
Discovery, Collaboration & Community
Friday, April 21
9 am – 3 pm
Veale Convocation Center
Case Western Reserve University

The event will provide an opportunity for CWRU undergraduate and high school student researchers to display their work in a traditional scientific poster or other creative means. We encourage students working with CWRU, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center researchers to participate.

In addition to the opportunity to display and share their work, CWRU undergraduate and high school student researchers are encouraged to participate in the poster competitions, which will include having the presentation evaluated and feedback provided. Prizes will be awarded to winning entries.

In order to display work at Research ShowCASE, students will need to submit an online abstract describing the research.

Undergraduate Student Information: For questions, plese see the SOURCE website at

High School Student Information: For questions, please contact Tracy Wilson-Holden at 216.368.6131 or or Gabrielle Meester at

New Facilities and Administrative (F&A) and Fringe Rates for Use in Proposals

Effective July 1, 2017 the following new rates should be used in new proposals being submitted:

  • New Federal F&A Rate: 60%
  • New Federal Fringe Rate: 30% (full time faculty and staff)
  • New Non-federal Fringe Rate: 32%
For questions regarding applicable F&A and Fringe rates in sponsored project proposals, please contact the appropriate PreAward Office. More information can be found at:


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