RGTCAnnouncement of Research Support From The Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine

The Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center will provide pilot funding to faculty to foster research in innovation and discoveries in travel medicine, vaccines and international health. Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments in the School of Medicine and Hospital System as well as in other departments throughout the University are eligible. Grants, not to exceed $25,000 direct costs each, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future independently funded awards. Up to four grants will be awarded annually. The University Hospitals Research Institute will serve as the fiscal entity through which the monies will be distributed and awards administered.


The grant period will be for one year. Post-doctoral fellows, residents, graduate students and research associates are not eligible to apply for these research grants, but may be an integral part of a proposal made by a Faculty member. The subject of the proposed research must be directly related to travel medicine, vaccines and/or international health. The Principal Investigator must be a member of the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, but need not be a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine. Funding will be preferentially awarded to young investigators (within 5 years of faculty appointment).

Funds may be used for research supplies, animal maintenance, technical assistance, cost of computer time, special fees such as pathology, photography, etc., or equipment costing less than $2,000. Laboratory supplies should be itemized by category. Travel funds are limited to one (1) registration fee and travel to a related scientific meeting for the PI only. Funds may also be applied to stipends for fellows, residents, graduate students and/or postdoctoral assistants if their role is to promote and sustain the project directed by the Faculty member.

No funds will be provided for administrative personnel, office equipment and supplies, tuition, purchasing and binding of periodicals and books, dues and membership fees in scientific societies, honoraria and travel expenses for visiting lecturers, recruiting and relocation expenses, office and laboratory furniture, rental of office or laboratory space, per diem charges for hospital beds, non- medical or personnel services to patients, construction or building maintenance, or major alterations. Funds may not be used for salary support for the Principal Investigator.

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