Office of Research & Engagement

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Report: 2015 Action Plan

2015 Action PlanThe Office of Research and Engagement is pleased to publish its 2015 Action Plan. This report is the culmination of three intensive listening sessions in 2012 – 2013 followed by several strategy meetings with ORE staff. Though several of the elements herein have been addressed, there remain opportunities for growth and improvement in the services we provide.

We look forward to feedback from the university community as we communicate in the coming weeks about the Action Plan and our continued improvement.

Download or view the 2015 Action Plan.

Quarterly Research Report: July 1- December 31, 2014

John D. Tickle BuildingBelow, please find the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) 2nd Quarterly Research Report.  This report covers proposals, awards, and expenditures for the cumulative period of July 1 through December 31, 2014.  Also, I draw your attention to the highlights from our various ORE units during this quarter.
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Quarterly Research Report: July 1- September 30, 2014

Janet NelsonThe Office of Research & Engagement (ORE) is launching a new format for the Quarterly Research Report. Concurrently, this is my first quarter as the new Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development. It is truly a pleasure to be at the University of Tennessee as we take on the challenge of becoming a Top 25 research university. I am delighted to have visited so many of the centers, schools, and departments in the ORE orientation sessions this fall and to have met many of the faculty, staff, and students.

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Proposal, award numbers up, dollar totals lag in 4th quarter

With Fiscal Year 2014 at an end, the Office of Research & Engagement fourth quarter report shows University of Tennessee, Knoxville researchers increased the number of proposals submitted to 1,642 – a 7 percent increase over last year. The value of submitted proposals increased by 50 percent over last year with a total of over $760.6 million.

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Proposal numbers up, award and dollar totals lag in 3rd quarter

Three quarters through Fiscal Year 2014, UT Knoxville researchers have increased the number of proposals they have submitted to 1199, a 2-percent increase over the same period in FY 2013 with a total value of $503 million, a 33% increase over last year; and the number they have won has risen to 1039, a 10-percent increase; but the award totals in dollars are at $107 million, down 20 percent from last fiscal year.

“We are still waiting for the federal funding agencies to fully re-engage after the federal budget approval this past winter,” said Greg Reed, associate vice chancellor for research. “With recent congressional resolution to current federal fiscal issues, the outlook for research funding is expected to improve in the summer.”

Research expenditure totals for the first two quarters stand at $104 million — down 6 percent from FY 2013 — indicating that researchers are spending previously awarded funds at a slower rate than last year. See the third-quarter summary here.

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