The Office of Sponsored Program and Research (OSPR) at Cleveland State University reports that 30 faculty researchers have been awarded more than $2.9 million in grants since the January 1st. The grants range from $9,000 to $900,000,and the granting agencies include such prestigious institutions as the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the Cleveland Foundation, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, the Ohio Board of Regents, the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland and the Ohio Department of Education.
The largest grant, in the amount of $900,000, was awarded by the Ohio Research Scholars Program to Dr. Crystal Weyman for a project entitled “Ohio Research Scholars Center of Research Excellence in Molecular Cardiovascular Innovation.”
“These types of awards are very special to us as they validate the hard work put in by our faculty researchers and the collaborations we share with other institutions, businesses and organizations. Much of this research activity involves the hands-on participation of our students and further recognizes the great strides we, as a university, have taken to position ourselves as a research and community engaged institution," said Dr. Mary Jane Saunders, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Cleveland State University. "It is rewarding to have our work recognized in a manner that will have long-term benefits to the economy of the region and the State. It is gratifying to know that we are helping make Ohio a global leader in the new economy.”
The Office of Sponsored Program and Research assists the CSU academic and administrative communities in meeting the University's research and creative activities goals through the triad of teaching, research, and service. While working to foster relationships with Federal, State, Foundation, and Corporate sponsors, OSPR advances those CSU research, training and service activities promulgated by faculty and staff and assists in securing necessary resources through institutes, facilities and partnership program.
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Cleveland State is a comprehensive university committed to providing a high quality education to approximately 16,000 students in hundreds of undergraduate and graduate programs and law, and professional development programs. Located in downtown Cleveland with extended campuses in Westlake and Solon, Cleveland State University reaches out to academically talented and highly motivated students through its Honors and Scholars Programs. And Cleveland State’s faculty is tops, with more than 90 percent holding the highest degree attainable in their field; more than 60 of their ranks have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award, consistently making the University a national leader in Fulbright Scholars.
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