The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) is now accepting proposals for Professional and Scholarly Development Awards (PSDA) in the Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for the 2017-18 academic year. These grants are intended to enable scholarship that leads to research opportunities, collaborations, book contracts, juried competitions, foundation grants, faculty annual awards, or journal papers in direct alignment with our Vol Vision 2020 goals. ORE anticipates being able to make up to 20 awards annually.
This is a new funding program in which grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to tenured or tenure-track faculty at the rank of assistant professor or above in the visual and performing arts, humanities and social sciences (including law, architecture and business). PSDA funds may be used to cover such costs as research supplies, travel to collaborate or to work in laboratories, libraries, or archives, or in other ways, as long as the outcome will be the professional development of the faculty member. These funds are not intended to support travel to meetings or for purposes of scholarly presentation or for faculty or graduate student salaries.
Find more information, including how to apply, at research.utk.edu/funding/internal/psda.