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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
August 11, 2017October 10, 2017  

Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, with funds from STERIS Corporation
The Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, with funds from STERIS Corporation, will provide seed money to faculty to foster research in emerging and healthcare-associated infections. Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments in the School of Medicine and Hospital System as well as in other departments throughout the University are eligible. Grants, not to exceed $30,000 direct costs each, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future independently funded awards. Basic science applications are encouraged but should have a clear translational component related to the themes of this request for application. Up to three grants annually will be awarded. At least one of these awards will be targeted directly to STERIS’ interests. The University Hospitals Research Institute will serve as the fiscal entity through which the monies will be distributed and awards administered.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2016

For more information visit the CWRU website.

 
New NIH Resource for Studies that Randomize Groups

Experiments, including clinical trials, differ in the methods used to assign participants to study conditions or arms and to deliver interventions. Thanks to the Office of Disease Prevention, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a new website that provides resources on research methods related to experiments that randomize groups or clusters or that deliver interventions to groups. The information is relevant for human and animal studies and for basic and applied research.

The website includes a calculator to estimate sample size requirements for group- or cluster-randomized trials.

Access the website here: https://researchmethodsresources.nih.gov/?utm_source=ODPTKEmail&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RMG

 
Department of Health and Human Services DHHS) - “Adapting and Adopting Lay Counseling Approaches in the U.S.”
The Department of Health and Human Services DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), on behave of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), requires the services of a contractor to support in the development of Adapting and Adopting Lay Counseling Approaches in the U.S.

Period of Performance: 09/30/2017 to 09/29/2018

This purchase order is for a white paper that will

1) collect best practices related to innovative and effective lay counseling approaches to address mental illness from communities and cultures worldwide,
2) analyze sustainability of models (including financing approaches),
3) describe these approaches and discuss adaptability for use in the US, and
4) make recommendations for adopting lay counseling approaches in the US

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

For more information, visit the FBO website.

 
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: http://case.edu/research/media/caseedu/research/documents/ortm-policies/F-A-Rates-2017.pdf.

 
Limited Submission Reminder: CWRU Technology Validation & Start-up Fund Program (

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.

 

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