The Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) is accepting applications for pilot projects from faculty members interested in developing research on:

  • Ethical, legal, and social issues in the design and conduct of human genetic research, or
  • The translation of research results into clinical medicine, public health and health policy needs related to genetics.

These immediately available grants are designed to support exploratory efforts toward the development of larger scholarly projects or lines of research related to CGREAL’s mission.

Criteria for evaluation will focus on the potential for expanding and enriching the range of perspectives being brought to genetic research ethics and law at CGREAL. Preference will be given to projects that are deemed likely to foster further research able to attract outside support.

Requests may be made for up to $5,000. Funds may not be used for faculty salary support. Applications are encouraged faculty at any rank/level.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact Richard Sharp ( or 216.445.1257) or Patricia Marshall ( or 216.368.2502).

For further information on the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, see

CGREAL is one of eight Centers of Excellence in Ethics Research established by the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute in 2004. The center draws on faculty from the university and its affiliates to facilitate interdisciplinary inquiry into the implications of new advances in genetic and genomic science.