Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering (UChicago CASE)

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About CASE

The University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering (UChicago CASE) aims to broaden the intellectual scope of research activities at UChicago and affiliated institutions.

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Membership

Proposals in 2021

Affiliated Institutions

By granting University affiliation to scientists and scholars at affiliated institutions, UChicago CASE catalyzes new collaborations in the biological, computational, physical and social sciences, engineering, and public policy.

UChicago CASE facilitates joint research projects through greater access to faculty, facilities and funding opportunities. The standard UChicago CASE is an at-Large appointment. Unit-affiliated appointments come with additional privileges and require Division vetting and approval.

Affiliated Institutions

Apply to be a member

UChicago CASE membership categories grant progressive privileges to its members.
Review these categories carefully before submitting your membership application. 

Membership Privileges

Staff Member or Postdoc at-Large
  • Access to UChicago facilities and library 
  • Ability to charge time and grants without a subcontract 
  • Access to mail forwarding, VPN, Wireless Networking, Wireless Networking Secure, Web Proxy, and Box 

Note: Appointments are linked to supervisor’s CASE status 

(Senior) Scientist/Scholar at-Large
  • Access to UChicago facilities and library 
  • Ability to charge time and grants without a subcontract 
  • Access to mail forwarding, VPN, Wireless Networking, Wireless Networking Secure, Web Proxy, and Box 
  • Serve as a PI or co-investigator on grant applications at the University 
  • Purchase equipment via the University for use on University-administered grants 
  • Hire and supervise staff at the University

Note: Does not include supervision of or co-mentoring UChicago students or postdocs 

(Senior) Scientist/Scholar Affiliated with a Unit
  • Access to UChicago facilities and library 
  • Ability to charge time and grants without a subcontract 
  • Access to mail forwarding, VPN, Wireless Networking, Wireless Networking Secure, Web Proxy, and Box 
  • Serve as a PI or co-investigator on grant applications at the University 
  • Purchase equipment via the University for use on University-administered grants 
  • Hire and supervise staff at the University 
  • Co-supervise and co-mentor UChicago students and postdocs 

Note: Affiliated with a Unit appointments require review and approvals from the UChicago School/Division, CASE, and Provost Offices.

Application Requirements

Staff Member or Postdoc at-Large
  • Completed, submitted UChicago CASE application in Workday including: 
    • CV (NSF format preferred)
    • Recommendation (letter of support on lab letterhead) from CASE Sponsor/CASE PI  
  • Home institution JA approval documents submitted to UChicago CASE

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(Senior) Scientist/Scholar at-Large
  • Completed, submitted UChicago CASE application in Workday including:  
    • CV (NSF format preferred) 
    • Recommendation (letter of support on lab letterhead) from Supervisor
  • Home institution JA approval documents submitted to UChicago CASE

Apply here for Scientist/Scholar at-Large >

(Senior) Scientist/Scholar Affiliated with a Unit
  • Completed, submitted UChicago CASE application in Workday including: 
    • CV (NSF format preferred) 
    • Recommendation (letter of support on UC letterhead) from Faculty Mentor
  • Home institution JA approval documents submitted to UChicago CASE
  • Affiliation packet of in-depth committee and/or faculty review submitted to UChicago CASE by the School/Division

Apply here for Scientist/Scholar Affiliated with a Unit >

For Divisional assistance with CASE Affiliated with a Unit appointments, please contact: 

Physical Sciences Division (PSD) 
Sharon Bryant, Executive Assistant to the Dean 
(773) 795-3665 
sbryant1@uchicago.edu 

Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) 
LaKesha Lloyd, EA to the Dean  & Santana Bradford, HR Generalist
lakesha@uchicago.edu & sbradford@uchicago.edu

Biological Sciences Division (BSD) 
Connie Lee, Associate Dean for Basic Science 
(773) 834-4790 
cmlee@bsd.uchicago.edu 

To review all UChicago CASE joint appointments and to apply:

UChicago Workday – CASE 
Please note: New users to UChicago Workday will be required to create an account in order to Start an Application.

For assistance in applying to UChicago CASE, please contact:

Research Development Support (RDS)
Beth Ziolkowski 
bethz@uchicago.edu

Onboarding Process

Upon receipt of your UChicago CASE approval memo, it is essential to complete the onboarding process for UChicago CASE in order to finalize your joint appointment and exercise your membership privileges.

CNet ID assignment and UChicago systems access, required for proposal submission, can only be obtained through onboarding (post-approval).

1. Secure your UChicago systems access

HR: Workday and System Credentials
Beth Ziolkowski
Schedule an Appointment
bethz@uchicago.edu

Regenstein Library (Identity & Privileges Office): UChicago Campus Card & Library Services
(773) 702-3344
ipo@uchicago.edu

2. Opt-in to award services supporting research proposals and/or funding

Pre-Award

At-Large
Anna Jackson
(773) 834-2601
annaj@uchicago.edu

PME Affiliate
LaKesha Lloyd & Santana Bradford
lakesha@uchicago.edu & sbradford@uchicago.edu

PSD Affiliate
Sharon Bryant
(773) 795-3665
sbryant1@uchicago.edu

BSD Affiliate
Connie Lee
(773) 834-4790
cmlee@bsd.uchicago.edu

Post-Award

At-Large and PME Affiliate
Natasha Meier
(773) 702-8605
nameier@uchicago.edu

PSD Affiliate
Sharon Bryant
(773) 795-3665
sbryant1@uchicago.edu

BSD Affliate
Connie Lee
(773) 834-4790
cmlee@bsd.uchicago.edu

Renew your membership

UChicago CASE membership must be renewed based on the appointment effective date and length of term. UChicago CASE will send you a courtesy reminder at least one month before your renewal date.  

Failure to renew your appointment could result in loss of UChicago system privileges and/or federal research funding. Please refer to the criteria below to ensure you complete all steps for renewal.  

Note: Home institution re-appointment approvals should be sent directly to UChicago CASE. 

To check your UChicago CASE membership renewal information, you may do so by logging into Workday @ UChicago. Here, you can view your UChicago profile which includes your contingent worker title (CASE membership type) as well as your contract end date (CASE membership term end) under “Job Details.” Please note that you must have a current, claimed UChicago CNet ID in order to view your Workday @ UChicago profile. If you have any questions on your UChicago CASE renewal status or term, please contact uchicagocase@uchicago.edu.

Renewal Criteria

CASE Staff /Postdoc at-Large, CASE Senior Scientist/Scientist or Scholar at-Large 

  • Renewal documents from your home institution, including an updated CV and supervisory approval; contact director or supervisor to initiate renewal, and send documentation to bethz@uchicago.edu  
  • Evidence of research activity such as submitted proposals and publications, provided via the Renewal Questionnaire linked below 
  • Approval from UChicago CASE 

CASE Senior Scientist/Scientist or Scholar Affiliated with a Unit 

  • All materials required for at-Large appointments (above) 
  • Updated Letter of Support from Faculty Mentor 
  • Letter of Support submitted to UChicago CASE by Unit/Division
Review Process

CASE Staff Member, Postdoc at-Large, CASE Senior Scientist or Scholar at-Large 

  • Request will be reviewed for approval after all materials are received by UChicago 

CASE Senior Scientist/Scholar Affiliated with a Unit

  • Request will be reviewed for approval after all materials are received and Letter of Support from Faculty Mentor is approved 
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