[ORA-Funding] New RFP – CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund (CTP)

The Technology Transfer Office is now accepting pre-proposals for the

2018 CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund Program (CTP)

Key Deadlines:

June 1, 2018 9:00am (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 June 20, 2018

The $500,000 grants  awarded by the Ohio Third Frontier is managed through the CWRU Technology Transfer Office to help faculty researchers advance and commercialize their innovations. The program aims to accelerate the translation of promising technologies into the marketplace by funding validation work that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability and the ability to support a start-up company.

Funding will support technologies that require validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability. 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.

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

Funding: $100,000 ($50,000 from CTP + $50,000 cost match by awardees)

Funding Period: 12 months

Start Date: September 2018

For more information, please visit our limited submission at:



Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for our Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 18th-20th, 2018 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This program is intended for individuals planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2018 with the intention of matriculating in the fall of 2019. This exciting event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2018. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply. A full list of participating programs, as well as application requirements and additional guidance, may be found at grad.uchicago.edu/admissions/discover/.

Any questions may be directed to our office at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.

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Biochemistry teaching position newly available at Denison

The Department of Chemistry at Denison University is searching for current Ph.D. students, recent graduates, or post-docs who would be interested in an opportunity to gain valuable experience in undergraduate (bio)chemical education. The position is a one-year, full-time sabbatical replacement position with primary teaching responsibilities in biochemistry and general chemistry starting in August 2018. Extension to a second year is possible, but cannot be guaranteed. We offer a competitive salary, funds to cover moving expenses, professional development funds, and funding and facilities for research. Click the document below for full description.

Denison biochem job description