2016 UTRF Technology Maturation Funding Programs
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for the UTRF Maturation Funding program. Proposals are due into your Research Office (through TERA PAMS) by close of business October 23, 2015. The program helps UT researchers further develop technologies that have potential for commercial success. Up to $15,000 in direct costs will be awarded to the highest ranking proposals.
Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) NSF 15-608
This is the primary program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness, which recognizes the importance of materials science to the well-being and advancement of society and aims to “deploy advanced materials at least twice as fast as possible today, at a fraction of the cost.” DMREF integrates materials discovery, development, property optimization, and systems design and optimization, with each employing a toolset to be developed within a materials innovation infrastructure. The toolset will synergistically integrate advanced computational methods and visual analytics with data-enabled scientific discovery and innovative experimental techniques to revolutionize our approach to materials science and engineering. Accordingly, DMREF will support activities that accelerate materials discovery and development by building the fundamental knowledge base needed to design and make materials with specific and desired functions or properties from first principles.
Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
EarthCube: Enterprise GovernanceScience Support Office for a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences NSF 15-603
EarthCube is a community-driven activity to transform the conduct of geosciences research and education, sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate of Geosciences and Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering. This program aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating the ability of the geosciences community to understand and predict the Earth system. This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide a science support office for EarthCube governance. This organization will provide the services required to maintain and manage the community governance structures and support the activities articulated within the EarthCube Governance Framework documents. The award, to be administered as a Cooperative Agreement, is intended to cover an initial 3-year period.
The Office of Research and Engagement, in partnership with the University Libraries and the Graduate School, is pleased to offer a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch Series.
For those unable to attend the October 2 session entitled “PI and Staff Responsibilities Related to Grants and Contracts,” you may watch a video of the workshop online.
APLU Innovation Pitch Challenge
In an effort to advance innovative ways in which public universities are successfully using student advising systems to strengthen retention and degree completion, APLU will hold a pitch competition for its member institutions on November 17, 2015 during the APLU annual meeting in Indianapolis. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, and Lumina Foundation, the challenge session will feature representatives from six universities pitching innovations in student advising systems to a panel of seven independent judges for $165,000 in prize money. All APLU member institutions are invited to submit a proposal for this competition by September 16, 2015.
The Office of Research and Engagement, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Graduate School, is pleased to announce a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch Series to be held in the John C. Hodges Library Auditorium this fall. We believe this series will be of interest to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville research community.