Research Support

Contact Us

Jon Donze
Director, SOM Office of Grants and Contracts
Office of Research Support

Core Facilities

The Office of Research Support provides resources, guidance and administrative infrastructure for all areas of research in the School of Medicine. The IACUC offices, Animal Resource Center, Core facilities and other aspects of day-to-day operations of the SOM research framework are managed by our office.

Below is a list of systems, policies and procedures, support resources, and links to help faculty, staff, and students conduct research. If you have any questions about these links, please reach out to our office and we will be happy to help.

Funding and Support

Please visit the links below for funding opportunities at the School of Medicine and beyond. Contact Anne DeChant at or 216.368.8867 with any questions about the below opportunities.

Internal Funding Resources

External Funding Opportunities

NIH Center for Accelerated Innovation (NCAI)
State of Ohio Funding (Ohio Third Frontier)
Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award
Federal and State Funding Links

Limited Submissions - some funding opportunities allow for a limited number of submissions per institution. These opportunities are reviewed internally before submission. Please visit ORTM for more details.

Interested in Developing Industry Contacts?

If you are interested in discussing industry contacts, developing a license or contract, or have already begun negotiations with an industry partner, please contact Anne DeChant. Our office can help you develop a plan for managing research agreements and contracts.

If you are a Core Facility interested in developing business with external partners, please contact us at Our office can help you develop a streamlined process for external clients.

Small Business Opportunities

NIH Small Business Funding (SBIR/STTR)
Ohio Third Frontier Small Business Assistance
JumpStart, Inc.