Internal proposals being accepted for Hartwell Investigator awards; apply by June 15

Because Case Western Reserve University earned an at-large bid in The Hartwell Foundation’s Individual Biomedical Research Awards program, the university is eligible to nominate two faculty members for proposal submission this year.

The foundation funds 10 Hartwell Investigators annually for innovative, early-stage biomedical research that has the potential to benefit children in the U.S. These awards provide funding to individual researchers in the U.S. for three years, at $100,000 direct cost per year. In 2011, both of CWRU’s applicants—Jennell C. Vick, assistant professor of psychological sciences, biomedical engineering and pediatrics, and Jonathan E. Sears, associate professor ophthalmology and cell biology—were selected for awards. Read more about their research.

The internal deadline for letters of intent is June 15; the full application is due to the sponsor Oct. 15.

For more information on The Hartwell Foundation’s Individual Biomedical Research Awards program or to apply, visit