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ORE’s NIH Open House a Success Despite Winter Weather

janet1_webOn Wednesday, February 18, the Office of Research and Engagement hosted the UT NIH Research Community Open House. Despite the snow and ice, 55 Community members were able to attend, with faculty representation from the Institute of Agriculture, the Graduate School of Medicine, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in addition to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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UT Professor Receives Prestigious Award for Ocean Science Work

Karen LloydKaren Lloyd’s work with subsea floor mud and frozen Siberian soil has earned her an extraordinarily competitive award.

The assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences. The announcement was made today in a full-page advertisement in The New York Times and on

The awards involve nominations for the very best early-career scientists from the United States and Canada. Lloyd is one of eight to receive the recognition in ocean sciences. Thirty-nine past Sloan fellows have won Nobel Prizes later in their careers.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: February 27, 2015

DARPA – BAA-15-28 Future Arctic Sensing Technologies (FAST)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of novel Arctic sensor systems. In particular, DARPA is interested in concepts for low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems, including deployment and data reach-back from above the Arctic Circle that can detect, track and identify air, surface and subsurface targets.
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Workshop: ASSIST – NIH’s New Submission Portal

NIH has opened their submission portal, ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking), for submission of R03 and R21 proposals. By the end of the year, NIH plans to have the ASSIST portal as a submission option for all proposal types. Join us for a training session to get an overview of the portal and learn the benefits of using ASSIST.
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