What's Next? A Leadership and Professional Development Program for Women Faculty

What’s Next?  A Leadership and Professional Development Program for Women Faculty” is targeted to mid-career women faculty who are pondering the next steps in their career path. The program is open to both tenured and non-tenure track women faculty on a biennial basis, so that the specific challenges of each group can be presented and discussed.

The format includes guest speakers, panel discussions, small groups discussions, and content presentations that guide participants in focusing on their career vision and path and ways to enhance their formal or informal leadership within their academic unit and discipline/profession. The group meets for three sessions, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Curriculum includes career visioning, enhancing leadership and negotiation skills, building social capital and influence, preparing for success in difficult conversations, and understanding university structure and nuances. Each participant will engage in the ESCI (Emotional and Social Competency Inventory), which is a 360-degree assessment of leadership competencies.  

Program content is geared to professional and personal development for exercising greater leadership in academic units and disciplines.  Two individual coaching sessions are available to each participant throughout the program.

A comment from a past participant:
 “I wanted to thank you for your work and leadership in the “What's Next?” program.  This program came at a particularly good time for me - where I was in need of thinking of next steps and new enhancements in my career.  I found the workshop information very helpful, personally and professionally.  I was able to use the ECI and the coaching to draft a plan of action for myself in relation to my role within my school.  You both did such a good job of modeling skills and opening up areas for discussion.  Thank you again for your careful thought and your expertise in planning and delivering this program.” 

An additional past participant said:
I loved the workshops!  I feel that I gained a better sense of my own career vision and goals.  And a clear reminder that I need to focus on my needs and less on what must be done for others.  I also like the relaxed, supportive atmosphere.  It was nice to collaborate with women from other areas of the campus.

For more information, contact Susan Freimark at

Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Congratulations to this year's honorees: 

  • Susann Brady-Kalnay, professor of molecular biology and microbiology;
  • Jonathan Karn, the Reinberger Professor of Microbiology;
  • Walter Lambrecht, professor of physics; and
  • Dale A. Nance, the John Homer Kapp Professor of Law

Read more about this award.

Proposals for Freedman Fellows Program Due!

June 1, 2018, 5:00 PM

2018-2019 FREEDMAN FELLOWS PROGRAM:  PROPOSALS NOW BEING ACCEPTED  The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Freedman Fellows Program for full-time CWRU faculty and staff. This annual award is given to full-time CWRU faculty and staff whose current scholarly research projects involve the use of digital tools and processes that are of scholarly or instructional interest (e.g., data sets, digital texts, digital images, databases), and have clearly articulated project

For more information, visit .

Research ShowCASE + Intersections 2018

April 20, 2018, 9am-3pm 

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The Ellipsis Institute for Women of Color in the Academy

April 12, 2018, 5:00-8:00pm 

JOIN US FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL Ellipsis Institute For women of color in the academy 'Queen Geniuses on the Throne' CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY Thwing Ballroom APRIL 12, 2018 5-8pm APRIL 13, 2018 8:30am-3:00pm Seats are limited. Register at







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Authority, Voice, and Influence for Women in Academia

April 12, 2018, 11:30-1:30pm

Faculty members: RSVP

Postdocs and doctoral students: RSVP

ORCID Open House

April 12, 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm

KEVIN SMITH LIBRARY'S ORCID OPEN HOUSE Thursday, April 12, 2018 The Freedman Center | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Personalized Demonstrations On-Site ORCID iD Setup Station One-On-One Consultations It can be difficult to ensure that you receive due credit for your work, particularly if you share a name with (potentially several) other researchers.  ORCID iDs are a unique, 16-digit identifier that you can use to distinguish yourself from other researchers and reliably connect with your own professional affiliations a

Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and students looking to publish are welcome to Kelvin Smith Library’s ORCID Open House on April 12th from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Freedman Center.

ORCID iDs are 16-digit unique identifiers that you can use to distinguish yourself from other research professionals and connect with your own affiliations and work. In the same way books have ISBN numbers or cars have VIN numbers, researchers now have their own unique IDs.

Five Reasons You Need an ORCID iD:

  1. Systems you are currently using are already connected with ORCID. In fact, over 1,600 journals now require authors to use an ORCID iD.
  2. Your ORCID iD will follow you across your entire professional career, even when you move into different positions and across multiple institutions.
  3. ORCID iDs connects you with your publications, awards, and professional affiliations.
  4. ORCID iDs ensure you are correctly identified. It is common, in the research community to find professionals with similar names. Thus, it is easy to confuse among researchers.
  5. You can control your record and manage what appears on your profile.

Take the next step in your career and dive into the world of of modern scholarship with a full day of on-site ORCID iD setup stations, one-on-one consultations, and personalized demonstrations. Come curious and come with questions.

For more information, contact Mark Clemente at or 215-368-3539

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Scopus Training Day

April 11, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm

Scopus The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 5,000 publishers Register Today: Limited Seating. Only 28 Registrants per Session. Pick your Session Today! SCOPUS TRAINING DAY Scopus will help you stay abreast of scientific developments, track key research,  identify key opinion leaders and stay ahead of your competition. Learn advanced tips  on how to get the most out of the Scopus database. Option 1 9:00 am to 10:00 am Option 2 11:00 am to

Learn advanced tips on how to get the most out of Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 5,000 publishers. Stay abreast of scientific developments, track key research, identify key opinion leaders and stay ahead of your competition.

Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Choose from 5 training sessions on April 11th at Kelvin Smith Library in Classroom 215 (Second Floor)

  • 9:00am - 10:00am (Option 1)
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm (Option 2)
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Option 3)
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Option 4)
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Option 5)

How can you benefit from Scopus?

  • Make better research decisions
  • Track and monitor global research output
  • Pinpoint trending insights and solutions
  • Identify and validate new ideas, technologies and applications

Find leading experts and potential partners

  • Find the best minds and experts in all scientific fields
  • Evaluate potential collaborators and initiate new projects
  • Stay up to date on the latest research insights from key authors and opinion leaders

Maintain a competitive edge

  • Track and evaluate competitors’ latest research outputs
  • Monitor and anticipate industry partnerships
  • Find competitor solutions to specific R&D problems

Register today:

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Questions? Please contact Kelvin Smith Library Administration at 216-368-2992 or

Making it in Academia: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons

March 22, 2018, 12:00 - 12:30pm

Global Talk Series

March 21, 2018, 11:30-1:00pm 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018:  11:30-1:00pm
Tomlinson Hall Large Conference Room, 1st Floor

Peter Raucci, Outreach and Recruitment Specialist at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Scholar Program for administrators, faculty members, and professionals.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Opportunities for teaching, research, and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries
  • Tips on how to craft a competitive application, including how to make contacts abroad and choosing the right country and award for you
  • Ways to increase your campus’s international profile by hosting a Fulbright Visiting Scholar through the Outreach Lecturing Fund and Scholar-in-Residence Program

Please RSVP No Later Than March 14th.


Raucci will also be available for eight individual, 20-minute meetings from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for faculty with specific questions about starting or submitting a proposal. Anyone interested in scheduling one of these meetings should email Kaitlyn Lionti Since only eight spots are available, they will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 

This Global Talk event is part of a series of informative, collaborative, and inclusive gatherings throughout the academic year. If you have ideas for future topics or you would like to collaborate with our office, please feel free to contact us.
Cami Ross | Coordinator of Programming, Center for International Affairs |
Case Western Reserve University | 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031 | Office216/ 368-2517 | Fax:  216/ 368-0544 | email: |

RSVP Deadline for Annual Wine Tasting Event is Friday February 16th!

February 23rd, 2018, 5:30 - 9PM

This event is at capacity and we are no longer able to accept responses. Please contact the Office of Faculty Development with any questions. 

The Office of Faculty Development and the Newcomers’ Group invite all CWRU faculty members, their spouses/partners, and friends to attend the Annual Wine Tasting on Friday, February 23rd in Thwing Center’s Hart Crane Reading Room.

The wine tasting is a fun way to learn about wines and meet new and interesting people. The event includes a sampling of nine wines, hearty hors d'oeuvres, dessert and coffee.

Philip Taylor (Professor of Physics) will present the wines.

The cost is $15 per person, or $10 per person without wine. RSVP and pre-payment are due by Friday, February 16th, 2018. ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED

Due to the nature of the event your RSVP requires pre-payment by cash or check.
RSVP and payment may be delivered or sent by campus mail to:
Julia Roberts, Office of Faculty Development, Hitchcock Hall, Thwing Center

Please make checks out to Case Western Reserve University.

Office of Faculty Development

10900 Euclid Ave.
Thwing Center, Hitchcock Hall, Room 181
Cleveland, OH 44106-7171

Faculty Workshop Series

Spring 2018

Carefully Constructed Femininity: Women, Leadership, and Untangling the Double Bind

February 20th, 2018

Tuesday February 20, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Leaders at the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History have joined forces to sponsor the third annual Cleveland Women in Science and Medicine Discussion Series. This event will occur on February 20, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. All are welcome. Registration is available through the museum’s website:

Women leaders are required to function in a manner consistent with both gender role and leadership role expectations – which are often contradictory and place women in a double bind. 

Our discussion will feature Diane Bergeron, PhD (Case Western Reserve University) who will provide a brief overview of the research on role expectations - gender, leadership, minority, scientist - and how they contribute to women’s double bind. This will be followed by an interactive panel discussion that includes a diverse group of thought leaders in Cleveland including Ka-Pi Hoh, PhD (Operations Manager, Lubrizol Corporation), Tom Mihaljevic, MD (CEO, Cleveland Clinic), Denise Su, PhD (Curator and Head of Paleobotany & Paleoecology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History), Cyrus Taylor, PhD (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Case Western Reserve University), and Terri Wimms, BSN, MSN (Executive Director, Hospice Operations, Kindred Hospice). Together we will understand how role expectations limit organizations' ability to benefit from the entire talent pool, exchange successful tactics, and return to our workplaces with new strategies to untangle the double bind many women face.

LGBTQA Research Group Meeting

February 12, 2018, 10:30-11:30 am 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Research Group is a joint project of the Office of Faculty Development, the LGBT Center and the CWRU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Committee. This interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and administrators focuses on scholarly endeavors and research projects and/or initiatives related to LGBTQA studies.

The LGBTQ Research Group meets for short presentations on current LGBTQA research on campus, guest speakers, and other topics of interest. The next meeting will take place on February 12 from 10:30-11:30am in the Cleveland Room, Thwing Center.

If you are interested in, or are currently conducting research in LGBTQA studies, or diversity content areas related to LGBTQA studies, please consider participating. If you have questions contact either Sarah de Swart, PhD, or Julia Roberts, in the Faculty Development Office, at 368-2464, or Amy Przeworski, PhD, Chair of the CWRU LGBTQA Research Group. Email to join the email list for updates.

NSF CAREER Award Grant Writing Information Lunch

January 19th, 2018, 12:45-2:00PM

Faculty members who plan to apply for a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2018 are invited to participate in Grant Writing Program meetings to be held biweekly January through June.

The writing program provides writing support and feedback on grant proposals, as well as resources such as visits from campus experts on components of CAREER grant proposals. The program also will include a mock panel.

The program will meet every other Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Thwing Center’s Cleveland Room beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30. The Cleveland Room will be reserved on select Fridays from 12:45 to 2 p.m. for additional writing time with support staff from the Writing Resource Center. Meeting dates and additional information will be posted on the Office of Faculty Development website.

An informational meeting on the program will be held Jan. 19 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Thwing Center Cleveland Room.

To attend the informational meeting, RSVP to or 216.368.2464 to be added to the email list.

Faculty Climate Survey 2018 Announcement

January 8, 2018

Faculty Climate Survey 2018 Announcement 

Sign up Deadline for Kelvin Smith Library Faculty Study Space Lottery is Jan. 16th

January 2018 

Faculty can now sign up for the Kelvin Smith Library Faculty Study Space Lottery. The deadline to put your name in the lottery will be January 16th 2018.

These spaces are quiet spaces in which faculty can conduct research and writing, rather than using as an office or meeting space. Faculty members are assigned the spaces for one year.

There are 10 openings for current faculty members on the library’s third floor: five individual rooms and a room that will be shared by five faculty members.

To learn more about the spaces, visit

The sign-up form is available online:

Questionnaire: Experiences of Female Assistant Professors in STEM fields.

November 2017 

Are you a female assistant professor in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math) who is in a tenure track position, within the first four years of appointment? Receive a $5 Amazon gift card for filling out this brief 10-15 minute survey on your work related experiences.” Women in Stem Questionnaire Link

This study is being conducted by Margo Gregor, Ph.D. at the University of Akron. Should you have any questions or concerns about this study please direct them to

Research Request: Family Formation Decision-Making Among Academic Women

Fall 2017 

Jillian N. Reading, a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln within the Department of Educational Administration, requests participation in a research study exploring the decision-making process that female early-career academics engage in with respect to the use or disuse of family formation policies available to them.

For more information, contact Jillian N. Reading at 

Participation Link:

Alan T. Waterman Award - Call for Nominations

October 2017 

Alan T. Waterman - Call for Nominations

Bucknell University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

August 2017 - Spring 2018 

Location: Lewisburg, PA

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Bucknell University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) faculty position beginning in August 2017 through spring 2018. The position may be renewed pending positive review of the appointee’s teaching at Bucknell. A VAP position at Bucknell is not an adjunct position; rather it is a salaried appointment with benefits and funds available for professional development activities. A VAP will teach six class-equivalents (labs count as half a class) over an academic year. VAPs are considered full members of the Bucknell faculty. While the primary responsibilities are teaching, continued scholarship and collaboration is encouraged for VAPs. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field and have demonstrated they can effectively teach a range of computer engineering courses to a diverse set of undergraduate students.

Bucknell is a highly selective, predominantly undergraduate, private university with approximately 3600 students enrolled in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is a collegial community of approximately ten tenured or tenure track-faculty who collaborate with colleagues across campus. The department has up-to-date undergraduate laboratory facilities. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education or engineering.

Applications must be submitted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please include a cover letter indicating your interest in and qualifications for the position and a current CV. The cover letter or CV should address the candidates capability to be an effective teacher. You may address questions about the position to Review of applications will begin on April 17th and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Annual MAC Grant-Writing Workshop - Call for Applications

June 22-24, 2017

Logo for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

To all of my colleagues, 
As many of you may know, the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) sponsors an annualgrant-writing and mentoring workshop for postdoctoral researchers and new faculty members in the life sciences. This workshop and all mentoring activities are funded through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation to ASBMB/MAC, with additional support provided by the ASBMB. At present, the workshop is in its fourth year, and the results have been impressive. We have served more than 130 participants between 2013 and 2016. The results have been encouraging: 85 percent of the 2013 participants and 75 percent of the 2014 participants have received major funding through NSF and/or the National Institutes of Health. As we move forward to the 2017 workshop, which will be held June 22–24 in the D.C. area, I ask that you encourage postdoctoral fellows and early-career faculty members — particularly those from underrepresented groups — to apply to attend. In 2017, we will use this event also as a vehicle to allow postdoctoral fellows to practice giving job talks and negotiating for academic positions. The application for the 2017 workshop will be active in late January; however, an agenda and summary of logistics from the 2016 workshop can be found here
Key features of the workshop include:

  • Talks by NSF and NIH program directors about funding mechanisms and opportunities, as well as strategies for successful proposal submission
  • Presentations on best practices for crafting a successful research plan
  •  A discussion of broader impacts and presentations on crafting strong broader impacts/educational components for standard NSF proposals and CAREER proposals
  • Mock review panels to provide insight into the grant-review process
  • The opportunity to present a research plan and have it critiqued by a panel of expert grant writers and grant reviewers
  • Presentations on ethics in proposal and manuscript submission
  • Presentations on navigating the tenure process and positioning your research group for sustained success
  • Presentations on getting your work published
  • Opportunities to network with mentors and other scientists at similar career stages  

The workshop is free of charge and includes all on-site meals. We ask that attendees arrange for their host institutions to pay for travel to the location as well as lodging, which is prearranged at a substantially reduced rate by the ASBMB. A small number of awards are available to defray the costs of postdoctoral researchers who would like to attend. 
Mentors needed 
A second component of the NSF proposal offers the possibility of pairing some mentees with senior scientists in the mentee's focus area for more intensive guidance on proposal preparation. In general, this component involves reading the proposal and then offering constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement. Currently, mentees are matched with senior scientists based on anecdotal information; however, we would like to generate a database of senior scientists who would be willing to participate in this endeavor. We offer $500 to the senior scientist upon proposal submission to NSF or NIH and will pay up to $500 to the mentee to meet with the senior scientist at his or her home institution, if necessary. If you are willing to participate as a mentor (i.e., senior scientist), please inform Allison Goldberg (, the ASBMB liaison to the MAC. 
Old proposals needed 
As detailed above, one of the components of the grant-writing workshop are mock review panels that are conducted in the style of NIH study sections and NSF review panels. These panels involve critiquing NSF and NIH proposals that may or may not have been recommended for funding. Next, if available, the actual summary statement for the proposal is presented to assess how well the mock review agrees with the actual reviews. We are searching for old and/or outdated proposals (and summary statements, if available) that cover a broad range of topics within the life sciences. If you are willing to donate any, please inform Allison Goldberg (, the ASBMB liaison to the MAC. We are certainly willing to redact proposals as specified by donors. 
In conclusion, I'd like to thank the members of the ASBMB for their continuing support of this endeavor. I realize that everyone does not have the time to participate at an intimate level. Nevertheless, your moral support and encouragement is inspiring. Together, we can make our discipline more inclusive, more effective and more perfect. 
Squire J. Booker, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Pennsylvania State University 

AAAS Director of the Center for Education and Workforce Programs

June 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Director of the Center for Education and Workforce Programs. The Director leads this AAAS Center in supporting the AAAS mission, with an emphasis on advocating for and contributing to higher quality comprehensive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to achieve a scientifically literate public and a diverse STEM work force. Programs in the Center will reflect the interests and objectives of the AAAS membership and Board of Directors.

As leader of the Center, the Director is responsible for: strategic planning and intellectual direction of all programs; the policies under which they operate; the advancement of programming through the AAAS membership and other partners; annual budgeting and grant oversight; solicitation of funding; and hiring, staff development, and supervision.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a four-page statement illustrating the relevance of their background to the mission and goals of the AAAS Center for Education and Workforce Programs by June 5, 2017.

Click the following link for more information: 

AAAS Director of the Center for Education and Workforce Programs

"How Women Decide What's True, What's Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices"

May 10, 2017 

Book discussion with the author, Therese Huston

When: May 10, 2017, 6-6:30PM Hors d'oeuvres & networking

Where: Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C (Note Room Change)

Parking: self-pay parking in P-29 parking garage on East Boulevard

Who can attend?: Free and open to all

How Women Decide Flier

IPLA Call for Applications

May 2017

The Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts 2017:

The Undergraduate Experience in the Liberal Arts

IPLA 2017 (May 9-12, 2017) invites applications: 

Emory’s Oxford College invites applications to its 11th annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts. 

This year’s program ‘The Undergraduate Experience in the Liberal Arts’ offers sessions ranging from pedagogies such as team-based and project-based learning, innovative residential seminars, library-faculty partnerships, sustainability as a pedagogical project, student leadership development, undergraduate research initiatives, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and many more.

Please explore the program and submit your application as soon as possible.  The college does not charge a registration fee for this unique and innovative institute that possesses a two-day times two sessions structure enabling significant progress on specific course and project designs.     

In addition to scholars from Oxford College, we have sessions led by scholars from Colgate University, Stetson University, University of Richmond, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Georgia College and State University, and Minnesota State University. 

Each session has been designed with this year’s theme of the undergraduate experience in mind.  Those of you in the professional schools or the graduate school may also find many of these sessions very valuable to your teaching.   

As always, the IPLA invites faculty to join conversations about teaching and as in previous years we have kept your costs to the minimum by suspending any registration fees. Send any questions you may have to Dr. Jeff Galle at   


Jeff Galle, Jill Adams and the IPLA team

AAUW Vice President of Research Search

April 20, 2017

AAUW (American Association of University Women) is seeking a Vice President of Research. The Vice President of Research is responsible for conceptualizing and managing all aspects of the AAUW translational research agenda.  She or he is expected to produce high quality reports on gender equity for a national audience, and to serve as a spokesperson for the organization. The Vice President of Research is a member of the leadership team, and participates in strategic planning and fund-raising.

Information about the position and organization is on their website.

CWRU Coding Boot Camp

April 2017

The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program is offering a 6-month-long program to help working professionals create and advance their skills in web development. Previous programming experience is not required, and career-planning assistance is available. The class will begin April 10th, 2017

Please visit for more information

Winners of ACES+ 2017 Opportunity Grant Awards announced

March 10, 2017

ACES+, the continuation of Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program, announced the recipients of the 2017 ADVANCE Opportunity Grant Awards.  Nine proposals representing academic disciplines – ranging from nursing to engineering to psychological sciences – have been awarded a total of $31,510.

“We’re thrilled to have the support of President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost Bud Baeslack to continue these awards,” said Lynn Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs.

ADVANCE Opportunity Grants are competitive annual awards selected by the Opportunity Grant Oversight Committee who reviewed a total of 18 proposals in 2017.  Opportunity grants, first launched in 2004 under the NSF-ADVANCE grant ACES, provide small amounts of supplemental support of current or proposed projects and activities where funding is difficult to obtain through other sources.  All Case Western Reserve University faculty members are eligible to apply.

According to the Office of the Provost, the following is a list of 2017 ADVANCE Opportunity Grant Award winners and information about their projects:

Jean Burns, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Award:  $3,200 to conduct research on isolating mechanisms in the soil that influence plant performance.

Lauren Calandruccio, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Award:  $2,500 to investigate the relationship between reading ability and speech perception in noise.

Haomin Gong, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
Award:  $1,800 to publish books on internet culture and ecocinema.

Lisa Huisman Koops, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences
Award:  $2,680 to conduct research for musical parenting:  musical practices, beliefs, and perceptions of parents of children ages birth to 10.

Kiju Lee, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case School of Engineering
Award:  $5,000 for Origami – novel design inspiration for the next generation of robotics.

Amy Przeworski, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Award:  $5,600 to examine the phenomenology of child hoarding.

Cheryl Toman, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Science
Award:  $3,200 to research women’s writings in literature and music in Mali.

Susanne Vees-Gulani, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
Award:  $2,200 to continue the research on the myth of Dresden:  origins and manifestations of the Dresden bombing narrative and the PEGIDA movement.

Amy Zhang, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Award:  $5,330 to study the irritability, depression and their biomarkers in African American breast cancer patients.

Visit the ACES Website