Office of Research & Engagement

UT Knoxville

PRIM&R Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training (4/27)

The Office of Research and Engagement will host a day-long Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Institutional Review Board (IRB) course on April 27th. Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101sm is based on an established, continuously updated curriculum that covers the ethics, history, and federal regulations involved in conducting research on human subjects.

This course is free and open to the public.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: March 27, 2015

Dreyfus Foundation Accepting Applications for Emeritus Faculty in Chemical Sciences Mentor Programs

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program is open to all academic institutions in the States, Districts, and U.S. Territories that grant a bachelor’s degree or higher in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Faculty with emeritus status on or before Oct. 2014, and who maintain active research programs in the chemical sciences are eligible. More than one application per department or institution is permitted. Successful applicants are expected to be closely engaged in a mentoring relationship with undergraduate students.
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ORE Announces New SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant

The Office of Research and Engagement is glad to announce a new Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program. The program, intended to enhance faculty collaboration between SEC universities, gives faculty members from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, conduct research, present a recital, or engage in whatever activities are agreeable to the visitor and host unit.
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UT Faculty Pitch Ideas, Gather Information on Research Opportunities at Navy Conference

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) hosted its biennial Naval Science and Technology Expo in February, where over 2,500 representatives from government, industry, and academia gathered to discuss key ONR programs and new research opportunities.

Six faculty members from the University of Tennessee were among those in attendance. Most of them were invited to meet with ONR program managers to present ideas for future research projects. In addition to engaging program managers one-on-one, faculty also received information about the direction of various ONR research programs, including key scientific challenges.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: March 13, 2015

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) NSF 15-549

This program seeks to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. This solicitation seeks unique ways to protect scientific instruments, resources, cyberinfrastructure and data that extend beyond building better perimeters and point solutions. As funding agencies move toward providing openly accessible data, the possibilities for scientists and engineers to use data sources beyond those created by their own community grow. The scope of the workflow encompasses instruments, processing software, analysis tools, computing and storage resources as well as information repositories and archives of data. In order to produce accurate results, each data source must be identifiable and trustworthy. Systems must guarantee that data sets cannot be altered, which could potentially modify the analytic outcomes.
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Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Presentation Competition

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is the international honor society for all types of science and engineering. The UT, Knoxville Chapter of Sigma Xi will be sponsoring a graduate student research presentation competition on the morning of April 13 during Research Week. There will be multiple cash awards for the best presentations. Graduate students can apply for the competition at These are 15-minute presentations with 5 minutes for questions.

The application deadline is noon, April 1, 2015.

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