February 2014


Office of Research Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 2

Table of Contents

Featured Researcher
Video Series

CSU Scholar News

Deadlines Approaching for FRD, FSI, and DRA

PIs Return of IDCs
Set to Double

Summer Research Award Proposals Under Review

Technology Transfer Announcements

Faculty Course Release
or Release Time Form

Featured Researcher Video Series

Dr. Carnell's research is the focus of the latest installment of the Featured Researcher Video series. Dr. Carnell is a Professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Carnell is the English department's specialist in eighteenth-century British literature.

We encourage you to learn about Dr. Rachel Carnell's work, and to take a look at our previous Featured Researcher Videos.

CSU Scholar News

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss was recently awarded a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission for the completion of her book manuscript in progress, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: James Collins Johnson, a work which was originally funded by a Faculty Scholarship Initiative. Her book explores the intersection of race, gender, slavery and the law. Nine grants were awarded, and applicants were drawn from a national pool.

To date, Professor Inniss has received a total of $23,000.00 in external awards to support her FSI-related research from the New York University - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Friends of the Princeton University Library, Hamilton College, the Princeton University Department of History, and the New Jersey Historical Commission. Congratulations, Professor Inniss!

Please share with us important news or updates on your research, scholarly, or creative activities. Updates may be related to a paper that has been accepted for publication in a high-impact journal, a book you've just published, your work that will be exhibited at a prominent institution, or other updates you wish to share with our office. Send details to j.yard@csuohio.edu AND c.mclennan@csuohio.edu.

Deadlines Approaching for FRD, FSI, and DRA Applications

Don’t forget to submit your Faculty Research and Development (FRD) and Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) proposals -- and to encourage your doctoral students to submit a Dissertation Research Award (DRA) proposal. FRD proposals are due to Deans by March 7, 2014; FSI proposals are due to the Office of Research by March 7, 2014; and DRA proposals are due to Doctoral Program Directors by March 7, 2014.

PIs Return of IDCs Set to Double

The Office of Research is pleased to announce that there will be a new distribution of indirect cost (IDC) return earned on direct expenditures from sponsored research grants and contracts awarded to Cleveland State University. The intent of this new distribution is to help stimulate the growth of research and scholarship at CSU by increasing the return of IDC from 5% to 10% to principal investigators whose research success generates IDC. The new IDC distribution will apply to all direct expenditures from sponsored research grants and contracts effective July 1, 2014.

Undergraduate Summer Research Award Proposals Under Review

Fifty-seven proposals were received from five colleges with requests totaling $460,754. Proposals are currently under review, and award decisions are expected by March 14, 2014. The Office of Research would like to thank all of the faculty members who are currently working hard to provide thoughtful, quality, and timely reviews.

Technology Transfer Office Innovation
and Entrepreneurship Announcements

Innovation Fund: Representatives from Cleveland State University recently participated in the Screening Committee of the GLIDE Innovation Fund, which seeks to fund promising early stage technology based ventures in Northeast Ohio. The Innovation Fund provides two types of awards: The “A” Awards provide funding up to $25,000 to help validate the technology; The “B” Awards provide funding up to $100,000 to help validate the business model. Both awards are grants.

All applicants are welcome, including students, faculty and others. The deadline to submit applications for the next cycle is March 15, 2014. For more information, please visit www.innovationfundneohio.com. You may also contact Dr. Mark Dobeck, assistant professor in the Department of Management and Labor, or Robert Brown, director of the Technology Transfer Office. An information meeting will be held February 20, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Stark State College, Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center.

LaunchTown Best Business Idea: Cleveland State University is participating in the LaunchTown Best Business Idea competition this spring. The LaunchTown entrepreneurship competition is open to graduate teams from any major. For more information on how to register and what is required, please visit www.launchtown.com or their Facebook page. The deadline to submit materials is on March 18, 2014. For further information, contact Dr. Mark Dobeck.

Faculty Course Release or Release Time Form

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Research Services have developed an updated version of the Faculty Course Release or Release Time Form that now accepts electronic signatures. This form, which is posted online along with other grant forms, is to be used when full-time faculty are released from their regularly assigned courses or other duties so that they may perform grant-related work and should be submitted prior to the period for which released time is requested. This form is NOT to be used for faculty compensation during the summer. A faculty summer contract is needed for that purpose.

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