April 16, 2010

Researchers Encouraged to Submit Proposals for Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Challenge Grant

Case Western Reserve University Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack announces a request for proposals for the Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Innovation Challenge Grant. This is the inaugural year of funding from The Johnson & Johnson-CWRU Innovation Challenge Grant, which was announced to the campus community in February.

The funding is designed to support research that will lead to improvements in health care. Faculty and clinicians participating in this program will develop technologies in a broad range of areas. Researchers in the fields of science, medicine and engineering conducting projects to improve human health are encouraged to apply.

"In keeping with Forward Thinking, it is critical to develop team solutions to healthcare problems. We hope to see strong interdisciplinary project ideas submitted through this important J&J program," Baeslack said.

One page quad charts are due April 21. The quad charts should include the names of the principal investigators, their institutional affiliations and contact information. Sample quad charts are available through the Provost’s office.

The Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Innovation Challenge Grant will provide a total of $250,000 in seed funding for selected projects and must include a one to one match. Initial awards are for one year, with status updates and a final report required at the end of the project. This request for proposals specifically seeks novel applications that will improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Successful proposals will be oriented toward translational and potentially transformative research that will significantly impact one of the following areas:

  • Therapeutic electrical stimulation
  • Oncology therapeutics
  • Biomaterials
  • Wireless medical technologies
  • Bio-sensor platforms
  • Therapies for CNS disorders
  • Surgical devices

Preference will be given to interdisciplinary project teams. Evaluation of each proposal will include scientific merit, potential impact, experience of the investigators and the potential for future commercialization. Selected proposals will be reviewed through the CTSA electronic review system.

Complete details are available through the Office of the Provost.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, April 16, 2010 09:40 AM | News Topics: Research

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