ACES+ ADVANCE OPPORTUNITY GRANTS


Through the support of President Barbara R. Snyder, Provost Bud Baeslack, the Offices of the Deputy Provost and the Vice President of Research, the ACES+ Program is now offering Advance Opportunity Grants.

Advance Opportunity Grants provide small amounts of supplemental support of current or proposed projects and activities where funding is difficult to obtain through other sources.

Examples of funding support include:

  • • Seed funding for unusual research opportunities or training
  • • Grants to support writing of books
  • • Travel grants to explore new techniques or attend advanced training courses
  • • Child care to attend a professional meeting or conduct research at another institution

All faculty members are eligible. The Opportunity Grant Faculty Oversight Committee selects the recipients. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received an Opportunity Grant. Successful applicants will receive notice the first week in March.

Frequently Asked Questions
Testimonals
Past Grantees

Download the Application Here

Proposals are to be written for a general scientific audience. Submit to Deputy Provost at DeputyProvost@case.edu by December 12, 2014.

How to Apply

    1. Download and complete application

    2. Include single page statement of objectives, brief statement of project or activity and supporting information and documentation if applicable

    3. Include single page budget justification

    4. Include current CV (2 – 4 Pages NSF/NIH style biographical sketch)

    5. Proposals should be submitted in a single PDF file to: ACES Continues at DeputyProvost@case.edu
      Deadline: December 12, 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the common award amount?
A. These grants are typically small, generally under $5,000. This allows us to fund several faculty members per year.

Q. When will funds be available?
A. Proposals will be reviewed in January and awarded by March. Funds will normally be available for 1 year.

Q. My grant proposal for an ongoing project was not funded. I plan to submit a revised application. Can I apply for an Opportunity Grant to keep the project going in the interim?
A. These grants are not bridging funds for grants to keep a project going, though they can be used to help get additional results to strengthen a resubmission. In that case, the applicant must submit the reviews from the original submission along with the proposal.

Q. What costs will an Opportunity Grant NOT fund?
A. Faculty salary, student tuition, and overhead are not supported by this internal grant.

Q. I want to apply for an Opportunity Grant to write a book. Do I need to include additional information besides the project description and budget justification?
A. You should include a publication plan. If it is a paper book, you should include a book contract and explain why you need ACES funds in addition to an advance you may have received. If you do not have a publisher yet, then you should outline your plan to get a publisher. If it is an electronic book, you should outline a dissemination plan.

Q. As a new faculty member, can I apply for an Opportunity Grant to stretch my start-up funds?
A. No, though you may apply for funding for unusual costs that start-up funds do not cover, for example, partial support for a postdoc to help with teaching duties after the birth of a child.

Q. Can I apply for an Opportunity Grant to attend a professional meeting?
A. Yes, if there is no other source of funds. Before submitting a proposal for an Opportunity Grant, you should inquire about funding from your department and school/college and the meeting organizers.

Q. Does current CV mean a CV like I submit with my faculty activity report?
A. No. A 2–4 page biographical sketch for an NSF or NIH proposal is preferable. However, all current sources and amounts of funding should be listed, including start-up funds and amounts available for your lab from multi-investigator grants.

Q. How will I be notified about the status my proposal?
A. If your proposal is selcetd you will receive a Letter of Award, followed by an Internal Agreement. After you submit your signed Internal Agreement, your funds will be transferred into a sub-account assigned to your Opportunity Grant.

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Testimonials

"...the grant allowed me to pay a graduate student half a salary, so I could keep the work in the lab going and spend time with my newborn without having to take a break professionally...and contributed to my ability to publish 2 articles in a timely manner, and 3 others that are in review. I have presented these papers at conferences, which have made possible broader professional exposure".

"The Opportunity grant had a significant impact. It allowed us to go into a new direction...which I would not have been able to do otherwise..our research now has broader meaning because of the grant. Two papers have resulted from this research so far, but several more are anticipated."

"The ACES grant had a big impact on my research because I could hire part time students to help me with my data gathering. This way I was able to involve 12 research sites in my study, making it very robust once it is completed."

"...the grant made possible an invitation of a distinguished speaker. She came to give a talk at our campus, and we are now collaborating on a paper."

"I used [it] to go to a conference... in Berlin, where I presented a paper and met other faculty who...followed my research...I was so happy to find I am not working in a vacuum, and to see that other researchers valued my work. I developed two potential collaborations... and...my most recent paper has been accepted for publication in a British journal."

"The ACES grant ...has allowed me to help organize and attend an important small conference in my field. Because of this conference, I am now an associate editor on a monograph. With this came increased visibility, and when I came up for my tenure review, my taking leadership to organize that conference was looked upon very favorably."

"The ACES grant support was coming just at a critical moment because funding from NIH was under review and it ... allowed me to continue collecting data, which otherwise would not have been possible. I will have a paper to publish within a few weeks because of it."

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ACES+ Advance Opportunity Grant Awards

2014

Anita Aminoshariae, Department of Endodontics
Cathleen Carlin, Department of Molecular Biology
Angela Hein Cicci, Department of Psychological Sciences
Anastasia Dimitropoulos, Department of Psychological Sciences
Phillip Feng, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Hua Lou, Department of Genetics & Genome Sciences
Janet McGrath, Department of Anthropology
Cheryl Toman, Department of Modern Language & Literature
Susanne Vees-Gulani, Department of Modern Language & Literature
Gillian Weiss, Department of History

2013

LaShanda Korley, Department of Engineering / Macromolecular Science
Marta Copertari, Department of Modern Languages & Literature
Lisa Koops, Department of Music
Jacqueline Nanfito, Department of Spanish / Women's Studies
Xiong (Bill) Yu, Department of Civil Engineering
Amy Wilson, Department of Pharmacology
Chris Mihos, Department of Astronomy
Claudia de Rham, Department of Physics
Jo Ann Wise, Department of RNA Molecular Biology
Ruth Siegal, Department of Pharmacogical Sciences
Peter Yang, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Sharona Hoffman, Department of Bioethics / Law-Medicine Center

2012

Karen Beckwith, Department of Political Science
Susan Case, Department of Organizational Behavior
Darin Croft, Department of Anatomy
Weihong Guo, Department of Mathematics
Susan Hinze, Department of Sociology
Damaris Punales-Alpizar, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Mariana Rosca, Department of Pharmacology
Robert Spadoni, Department of English
Saba Valadkhan, Center for RNA Molecular Biology
Vivien Yee, Department of Biochemistry

2011

Andrea DeGiorgi, Department of Classics
Jonatha Gott, Center for RNA Molecular Biology
Kelly McMann, Department of Political Science
Jessica Kelley-Moore, Department of Sociology

2010

Alexis R. Abramson, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Karen Beckwith, Department of Political Science
Diane M. Bergeron, Department of Organizational Behavior
Joy R. Bostic, Department of Religious Studies
Clemens Burda, Department of Chemistry
T. Kenny Fountain, Department of English
Victor Groza, Department of Parent-Child Studies
Gladys Haddad, Department of American Studies
Charles J. Love, Departmernt of Comprehensive Care
Heidi B. Martin, Department of Chemical Engineering
Robert Spadoni, Department of English
David F. Warner, Department of Sociology

2009

Eileen Anderson-Fye, Department of Anthropology
Catherine Stein, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Leila W. Jackson, MPH, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Jiayang Sun, Department of Statistics
Shanna Beth McGee, Department of Theatre and Dance
Kelly M. McMann, Department of Political Science
Debra E. Wood, Department of Biology
Xiong "Bill" Yu, Department of Civil Engineering

2008

Kristian Baker, Center for RNA
Susan Brady-Kalnay, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Susan Case, Department of Organizational Behavior
Susan Hinze, Department of Sociology
Bonnie Lawrence, Department of Psychology
Catherine Patterson, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Ruth Siegel, Department of Pharmacology
Noa Noy, Department of Pharmacology
Meral Oszoyoglu, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Clare Rimnac, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

2007

Cynthia Beall, Department of Anthropology
Melissa Knothe-Tate, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Anna-Liisa Nieminen, Department of Anatomy
Ica Manas Zloczower, Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering
M. Cather Simpson, Department of Chemistry
Ramani Pilla, Department of Statistics
Anastasia Dimitropoulos, Department of Psychology
Diana Bergeron, Department of Organizational Behavior
Heather Royer, Department of Economics
Charlotte Ikels, Department of Anthropology
Kristian Baker, Center for RNA
Susan Brady-Kalnay, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Susan Case, Department of Organizational Behavior
Bonnie Lawrence, Department of Psychology
Noa Noy, Department of Pharmacology
Catherine Patterson, Deaprtment of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Ruth Siegel, Department of Pharmacology

2006

Anne Marie Broome, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Daniella Calvetti, Department of Mathematics
Jennifer Liang, Department of Biology
Ramani Pilla, Department of Statistics
Deborah O'Neil, Department of Organizational Behavior
Ruth Siegel, Department of Pharmacology
M. Cather Simpson, Department of Chemistry
Caroline Sussman, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Elisabeth Werner, Department of Mathematics
Charlotte Ikels, Department of Anthropology
Janet McGrath, Department of Anthropology
Emilia McGucken, Department of Sociology

2005

Alexis Abramson, Department of Mechical & Aerospace Engineering
Cynthia Beall, Department of Anthropology
Anne Marie Broome, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Cheri Deng, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Moren Levesque, Department of Marketing & Policy Studies
Lisa Maillart, Department of Operations
Heidi Martin, Department of Chemical Engineering
Emilia McGucken, Department of Sociology
Monica Montano, Department of Pharmacology
Anna-Liisa Nieminen, Department of Anatomy
Deborah O'Neil, Department of Organizational Behavior
Julie Rennecker, Department of Information Systems
Claire Rimnac, Department of Mechnical & Aerospace Engineering
Helen Salz, Department of Genetics
Beverly Saylor, Department of Geological Sciences
M. Cather Simpson, Department of Chemistry
Amy Wilson-Delfosse, Department of Pharmacology

2004

Kathleen Kash, Department of Physics
Hue Lee Kaung, Department of Anatomy
Heather Morrison, Department of Astronomy
Elizabeth Short, Department of Psychology
Ruth Siegel, Department of Pharmacology
Karen Skubal, Department of Civil Engineering
Caroline Sussman, Department of Biophysics
Lee Ann Thompson, Department of Psychology
Elisabeth Werner, Department of Mathematics

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