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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
July 14, 2017August 9, 2017  

USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) – Specialty Crop Multistate Program (SCMP)
The AMS announces the availability of approximately $7 million in competitive grant funds to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops through collaborative, multistate projects that address the following regional or national level specialty crop issues: food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific common issues, as well as marketing and promotion. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. States are encouraged to submit projects that bring together multistate teams of partners to research and develop solutions to practical problems that cross state boundaries and address the needs of specialty crop growers. Eligible applicants include public and state-controlled institutions of higher education. Grant recipients will receive up to $1 million.

Application Deadline: October 24, 2017

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.


Department of Defense
Recently released Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD):

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP)
  • Career Development Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Full details for submission:

DMDRP Funding Opportunities.

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

  • Clinical Trial Award
  • Discovery Award
  • Focused Program Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
  • Technology/ Therapeutic Development Award
Full details for submission:

PRMRP Funding Opportunities.

Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)
  • Applied Research Award
  • Clinical Translational Research Award
  • Clinical Trial Award
  • Integrated Clinical Trial Award
Full details for submission:

PRORP Funding Opportunities.

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
  • Clinical Consortium Award
  • Early Investigator Research Award
  • Health Disparity Research Award
  • Idea Development Award
  • Impact Award
  • Physician Research Award
  • Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
Full details for submission:

PCRP Funding Opportunities.

Kenneth Rainin Foundation
This award is designed to encourage collaboration among health researchers from across disciplines to advance the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Objectives: The grant groundbreaking or unconventional methodologies, whose risky outlook is justified by the possibility of a major breakthrough.

  • Basic Science: If a proposal is rooted in basic science, applicants are encouraged to collaborate with investigators who can further the potential for translation of ideas and findings.
  • Translational Science: If a proposal is translational by nature, applicants are encouraged to identify industry and clinical partners to assist in propelling their research toward clinical study.
  • Clinical Science: For those looking to submit a clinical research proposal, applicants are encouraged to collaborate with individuals who could facilitate potential clinical implementation.
Researchers from any scientific discipline are eligible for funding. Typically, the researchers funded hold advanced degrees (MD, PhD or the equivalent) and academic positions at universities, medical centers or research institutions. All non-profit institutions that are funded must provide evidence of tax exempt 501(c)3 status and must be classified as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a)(3). For institutions outside of the United States, please complete the Foreign Equivalency Affidavit form for submission with the proposal. For-profit institutions must demonstrate that their proposed project furthers the Foundation’s charitable mission of promoting scientific and medical research. The Foundation may upon occasion make grants to government and public agencies, as well as to independent projects that have a qualified tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.

Synergy awards are given in increments of $100,000 USD for each investigator, with a maximum value of $300,000 USD. The maximum amount allowed for each investigator salary is $10,000 USD, with a maximum of $30,000 USD. The maximum indirect costs/overhead that can be requested is 10% of total direct costs. A maximum of $4,000 can be budgeted for travel to the annual meeting.

Application Deadline: October 02, 2017

For more information visit the KRF website.

Joseph D. Pigott University Circle Leadership Award
The Joseph D. Pigott University Circle Leadership Award was established in 2001 by University Circle Inc. (UCI) to honor Mr. Pigott’s exceptional career and to further his vision for University Circle. Mr. Pigott served as the President of UCI for nearly two decades. His leadership and accomplishments during this time helped shape the Circle into the world-class district it is today. The award is presented at UCI’s Annual Meeting each fall to an individual who has continued Mr. Pigott’s legacy as a champion for collaboration and growth in University Circle.

Only individuals who are employees, trustees, volunteers, or otherwise associated with University Circle organizations are eligible. Effective 2015, sitting Executive Directors, Presidents & CEOs of University Circle Member Institutions are not eligible. The award is intended, in part, to inspire further contributions to University Circle, and will not be awarded posthumously

The award includes an engraved crystal and a $2,000 cash prize made possible through a generous endowment from Forest City Enterprises, Inc. and The Treu-Mart Fund. The award will be presented at UCI’s Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: August 28, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the University Circle webpage.

Research.gov Now Supports Login with CWRU Credentials

The Office of Research Administration is pleased to announce that CWRU visitors to NSF's Research.gov website can now login with their CWRU network ID and password. This additional login option on their website will allow our researchers and research administrators an easier way to use all of the services that the NSF offers.

On the Research.gov login page, there is an "Organization Credential" option on the right-side of the page where visitors can choose Case Western Reserve University. Selecting our university and then clicking the blue "Log In" button will either present the user with CWRU's SSO login screen or, if they are already logged into another SSO-supported CWRU app such as Gmail, they will be automatically logged into Research.gov.

Visitors will still need to have an activated NSF account which will be linked to your CWRU network ID the first time you login to Research.gov. CWRU researchers will still be able to use their NSF ID and password to login if preferred.


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