The Division of Student Life has announced the call for nominations for the Courage to Climb award. As a commitment to celebrating and supporting UT’s outstanding students, the Courage to Climb award seeks to recognize those who show promise in the areas of:
- Community service
- Promotion of civility and inclusion
- Leadership development and/or
- Campus involvement
Many grant funding agencies require researchers to plan ahead for data preservation and sharing as part of their research projects. To aid with these requirements, the UT Libraries subscribes to an online tool that makes the process a little easier – the DMPTool. The Libraries’ data curation librarian will offer a workshop on October 2.
Find more information at the Library’s website. View other helpful research tools available.
As part of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s commitment to community collaboration and community-engaged scholarship, the Chancellor provides special project funding for proposals that specifically enhance the public engagement mission of the university. Proposals may be for community-engaged projects or partnerships that promote the principles of engagement as applied to research, teaching, or outreach. This program is primarily directed at faculty-led initiatives, though involvement of students is encouraged.
Application Deadline: Oct.10, 2014, 5 p.m.
Full Announcement: http://service.utk.edu/funding/
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for the seventh annual UTRF Maturation Funding program. Proposals are due to the Office of Research & Engagement (through TERA PAMS) by close of business October 13, 2014. The program is intended to help 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.
The UT Institute for Nuclear Security has made available a small amount of funding for developing new initiatives and proposals to faculty. Individual investigators and small teams are encouraged to apply.
Details: See document.
Deadline for proposals: October 15, 2014.
Planning to write an NSF grant proposal? Hoping for letters of collaboration for your broader impact component? Not even sure what/how your broader impact component will be? These typically comprise major challenges for UT investigators. One of the best solutions is to begin collaborating NOW, even before you start writing your proposal. This way, you’ll already have something extant you can document and build into any number of strong proposals, along with an extant partner who is much more likely to provide you with the letters you need. Furthermore, there are many terrific opportunities for faculty who are willing to partner now, when the need has been expressed to those of us on campus who are watching for these collaborative opportunities, rather than later, when (and if) a grant proposal is funded.