The Office of Research Administration and Grant Development is here to facilitate CAS faculty research by:

  • Announcing funding opportunities
  • Conducting funding opportunity searches for individual faculty, departments, or special priorities
  • Reviewing guidelines and discussing the best way to format responses to specific proposal calls
  • Assisting with the development and submission of research proposals (budget, editing, administrative forms, and compilation)
  • Facilitating collaboration with other departments, colleges and CWRU central support offices
  • Liaising with foundations, program officers, and other outside agencies
  • Providing guidance with post-award compliance and progress reports

Email to schedule an appointment to discuss your funding needs.

2021 Expanding Horizons Initiative Awardees Announced

Expanding Horizons Initiative (EHI) works to support research, scholarship, creative endeavors and curricular innovation in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each year, the EHI will announce funding opportunities in a variety of categories. In this inaugural year (2021), there are five larger funding categories: Interdisciplinary Grants Foundational Grants ...

IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowship Opportunity – Deadline April 1, 2021

Sabbatical Research Fellowship Opportunity for Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Invitation to Comment on NSF Strategic Plan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is beginning the process of updating its Strategic Plan. As part of that process, the Foundation invites feedback on the Vision, Core Values, Strategic Goals, and Strategic Objectives described in the current NSF Strategic Plan at On behalf of the Foundation, we encourage input from...

Institutional Resources for Research Development Support from FOUNDATIONS

Faculty who would like to seek funding from foundations should contact Jim Southworth or Sally Garrett-Karyo in the institutional office of Research and Competitive Awards Development. Jim and Sally are available to assist CAS faculty in securing funding from non-profit sources, including foundations and associations.  They can assist with identifying...

CTSC Community & Collaboration Component Translational Research Project Pilot Funding Opportunity

Request for Applications 2020 The Community and Collaboration (C&C) component of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity intended to support, promote and highlight interdisciplinary teams - which include translational partners - by providing pilot funding for a Translational Research Project1 (TRP) that addresses a particular...


Introducing the Proposal Initiation Form

In an effort to provide comprehensive and timely support for proposal development and submission, the College is implementing a proactive research administration strategy using the Proposal Initiation Form. The purpose of this tool is to facilitate communication between the faculty member, department administrator, department chair, and the management center regarding...

In the Media

Science Magazine: Jessica Fox, assistant professor of biology, weighed in on a recent study that examined how flies land.

Read the full story here.

WKSU: Corbin Covault, professor and co-chair of the Department of Physics, discussed an observatory in Argentina he helped develop that aids scientists in better understanding “mysterious” particles.

Listen to the full story here.

Ohio Magazine: Holly Witchey, adjunct professor in the Department of Art History and Art, explained how Ouija boards were used by some whose loved ones died during the Civil War.

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ideastream: Henry Adams, the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, discussed the work of artist Frank Wilcox, including his use of watercolor, and other Cleveland painters.

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