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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 .

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Research Newsletter
September 8, 2017December 19, 2017  

Michelson Medical Research Foundation
The Michelson Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) together with the Human Vaccines Project have established the Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research. The $20 million initiative, funded by the MMRF and administered by the Human Vaccines Project, aims to support young investigators applying innovative research concepts and disruptive technologies to significantly advance the development of future vaccines and therapies to defeat major global diseases. While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research outcomes in the fields of human immunology and vaccinology, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biomedicine, artificial intelligence/machine learning, engineering, and nanotechnology are encouraged to apply. Proposals will be reviewed and winners selected by a distinguished committee of internationally-recognized research scientists.

Experience in human immunology or vaccine research is not required; however, the application must focus on human immunology or vaccine research, and the applicant must maintain a 50% dedication of his/her full-time professional effort during the award period to the research funded by this award.

Individuals from other disciplines who will apply novel concepts to human immunology and vaccine research are also encouraged to apply.

The applicant is expected to assemble a research team that will provide the necessary expertise and collaborative efforts toward accomplishing the research goals proposed in the application.

The applicant must be under the age of 35 at the time of pre-application submission (February 12, 2018). Early career independent investigators, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows (including residents and interns), and other researchers currently in training positions are eligible for this award. An eligible applicant, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or citizenship status, must be employed by or affiliated with, an eligible organization. Examples of eligible organizations include academia, biotechnology companies, foundations, government and non-governmental organizations, and research institutes. Individuals from such organizations, including organizations based outside of the US, are eligible to apply. Each applicant may submit only one Michelson Prize application per year. Note: The Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research will be awarded to individuals, not institutions.

Pre-application Deadline: February 12, 2018
Invited Application Deadline: April 02, 2018

For more information visit the MMRF website.

Center for Retirement Research
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program provides opportunities for junior scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues.

Priority areas include Social Security; macroeconomic analyses of Social Security; wealth and retirement income; program interactions; international research; and demographic research.

Up to five grants of $45,000 will be awarded in 2018. Grant recipients may be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore.

Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2018

For more information visit the Center for Retirement Research website.

Children's Leukemia Research Association
The Children's Leukemia Research Association, also known as the National Leukemia Research Association, was founded in 1965 to support research efforts focused on finding the causes of and a cure for Leukemia. To that end, CLRA is seeking applications from investigators for promising research projects in the area of childhood leukemia.

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to promising projects focused on isolating the causes of and finding a cure for childhood leukemia. Funding from other sources is permissible, but CLRA funding objectives should not duplicate those of other sources.

Any doctor at the PhD or MD level involved in research on finding the causes of and/or a cure for leukemia may apply.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

For more information visit the Children’s Leukemia Research Association website.

Saint Luke's Foundation
The Saint Luke's Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for programs that support underserved communities in Cuyahoga County.

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations working to address issues within the foundation's focus areas of Healthy People, A Strong Neighborhood, and Resilient Families.

1) Healthy People: Grants will be awarded in support of programs that provide residents with holistic access to, and support from, the healthcare sector; programs and initiatives that fully engage residents in a health-home, patient-centered model of care; programs and initiatives that enhance the quality, care coordination, and comprehensiveness of healthcare delivery; programs and initiatives that promote physical activity for residents; integrated services for residents to access healthier food choices; and resources and information that help residents leverage social support toward healthier living.

2) A Strong Neighborhood: Grants will be awarded in support of community-based efforts to improve the built environments and social conditions within targeted communities; collaborative efforts that increase the quality of life in neighborhoods and increase attachment to and engagement with place; ensure resident contributions to local and national policy agendas; and/or identify, engage, and increase the capacity of key stakeholders, including residents, community-based organizations, and policy makers

3) Resilient Families: Grants will be awarded in support of programs that provide integrated services to address the needs of the whole family and increase access and coordination of support for families; promote deeper parent engagement and advocacy on issues impacting families; provide support to parents in building networks with other parents and community-based resources; and promote information on parenting, healthy child development, and building financial security.

To be eligible, applicants must be an organization designated as a public charity under Section 501(C)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or a governmental unit or agency.

See the Saint Luke's Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2017.

For more informaiton, visit the SLF webpage.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International - Beta Cell Replacement Innovative Grants
JDRF provides seed funding for highly innovative research with significant potential to accelerate the mission of JDRF. Proposals should address key outstanding questions and have the potential to lead to a change in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom and/or lead to a groundbreaking discovery. Preliminary data is not required in the proposal but the underlying premise, goal, or hypothesis must be plausible and testable and the proposal must be focused with a well-defined goal that is achievable within the timeframe of the award.

The Innovative Grant is not intended to support proposals aiming to incrementally advance existing hypotheses, ongoing areas of research or proposals with the sole goal of generating novel reagents or resources.

Specific Information regarding JDRF’s Beta Cell Replacement research priority area can be found here: http://grantcenter.jdrf.org/information-for-applicants/research-priority-areas/#Beta-Replacement

Proposals may be submitted by domestic and foreign non-profit organizations, public and private, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local governments, and eligible agencies of the federal government. Innovative (but not pilot and research tool) proposals from for-profit organizations will also be considered. Applicants must hold an M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or equivalent and have a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. There are no citizenship requirements for this program. To assure continued excellence and diversity among applicants and awardees, JDRF welcomes proposals from all qualified individuals and encourages proposals from persons with disabilities, women, and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences.

Innovative grants provide one year of support for a maximum of USD 100,000 in direct costs and indirect costs of 10%, for a total of USD 110,000. These grants are not renewable.

Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2017.

For more information visit the JDRF website.


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