Taipei Medical University/CWRU Translational Collaborative

If this is your first time using WebGrants, you will need to register online at Once you have registered, you will receive an email with your user name and password. The registration process can take up to 24 hours, so applicants are strongly advised to register for an account as soon as possible. Last minute registrations are NOT guaranteed to be approved prior to the deadline. Extensions of the deadline will NOT be given for late registrants.


The PI is required to be a full-time faculty member (or the equivalent) from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and eligible to be a PI for an NIH grant. The eligible TMU team member(s) will be selected after the pre-proposal is reviewed. Initial introductions will be made in time to allow investigators to discuss full proposal ideas with the selected collaborator. TMU collaborators will also have an opportunity to apply for separate funds to support the collaborative project from their end.

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • The institution of record will be the PI’s primary institution
  • Only one investigator can be named PI, co-PIs are not permitted
  • Proposals from new investigators (non-tenured, less than 6 years as faculty) are strongly encouraged
  • Co-investigators must be from different schools, institutions, or departments
  • Proposal must present intellectual contribution by each named investigator


Funding for these Pilot Awards will be granted by both TMU and the CTSC. Grants will be awarded in the funding cycle as established by TMU and the CTSC. TMU and CTSC Pilot Awards will fund up to $50,000, and may be requested for up to 1 year of support. TMU collaborators will be eligible to apply for an additional $25,000 for their part of the project, for a total of up to $75,000 total.

Taipei Medical University and Case Western Reserve University will serve as the fiscal entity through which TMU and CTSC monies will be distributed and awards administered. The amount of the pilot award will be dependent on the scope and type of the project. Awards may involve the incorporation of novel methodologies for translational studies and use of CTSC resources. Awardees are encouraged to supplement awards with additional private and institutional funds.

Applications should be submitted through Webgrants at


The deadline is 11:59pm on January 26, 2018. Investigators will be invited to submit full proposals by March 1, 2018 with a deadline for full proposals to be April 15, 2018.

For questions contact:

Anne DeChant, MS, MBA
Assistant Director, Office of Translation and Innovation