Office of Research & Engagement

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2014-15 SARIF Equipment and Infrastructure Awards Announcement

The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) is accepting proposals for the Equipment and Infrastructure Awards (EIA), a part of the Scholarly Activity and Research Incentive Fund (SARIF) administered by ORE. SARIF will provide up to $300,000 in matching funds for the purchase, upgrade, or repair of research equipment on the UT Knoxville campus. Proposals from the faculty are accepted in fall semester so that awarded funds can be spent by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2015.

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OPPORTUNITY: Gates Foundation/GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014

The following funding opportunity might be of interest to graduate students or faculty members:  

The Global Development Network (GDN) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces an international essay contest.  The contest invites essays on the future of development assistance.  The primary objective of the contest is to invite fresh thinking related to the future of aid that can inform the ongoing discourse on development assistance and to make this thinking available to policymakers and key stakeholders. 

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SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program Call for Proposals – REVISED DEADLINE

The Office of Research and Engagement is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program, which supports faculty the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to stimulate scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. The details of the competition are contained in the attached document. To be considered for one of UT’s SEC travel grants, UTK faculty must submit their proposal in one PDF file via email attachment to Alan Rutenberg at by 5:00 pm on Friday September 12, 2014. (Please note that this is a revised deadline.)

Details: The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program

Deadline: 5:00 pm, Friday September 12, 2014. (Please note that this is a revised deadline.)

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is a Presidential award established by the White House and administered by the National Science Foundation. PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers. Historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields include African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, and Native Alaskans. These are groups who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM education or careers.  Individual and Organizational PAESMEM awardees receive a $10,000 award and a commemorative Presidential certificate.  Awardees are also invited to participate in an award recognition ceremony in Washington, DC.

Deadline: October 3, 2014


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