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Funding Opportunities Roundup, January 6

Federal Opportunities

Please notify Paul Montgomery (  of your interest in the following opportunities.

ONR Electronic Warfare Technology

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has published a solicitation entitled Electronic Warfare Technology. This program seeks to “develop and demonstrate technologies for the next generation systems in electronic warfare” in the areas listed below, which are described on pp. 3-6 of the solicitation.

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ORE’s Moazen Named to Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Marisa MoazenMarisa Moazen, director of undergraduate research, was named one of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 this week.

Moazen, who received her doctorate in higher education administration from UT, said in her profile that “her career has been defined by developing and managing new programs that benefit others.”

Since joining UT in 2014, many such programs have benefitted the campus community—specifically undergraduate researchers—doubling participation among students in that time.
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Chemistry Department Received Increased NIH Funding in 2016


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In 2016, the National Institutes of Health increased support for projects in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Taylor Eighmy attributes this, in part, to the creation of a number of new resources and development opportunities through the Office of Research and Engagement which specifically support NIH researchers and assist them in the submission of strong proposals.
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2017 Chancellor Award Nominations

The Office of Research and Engagement is soliciting nominations for several 2017 Chancellors Awards. Two of the awards are brand new this year and are specifically related to undergraduate researchers and their faculty mentors. 

Find details for each of the awards at the following links.

The nomination process will close on January 25 for the first three awards and on January 31 for the Undergraduate Research awards.

Fall RCR Lunch & Learn Series Concludes with a Session on Responsibilities

David Smelser, Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs, and Carol Malkemus, director of Sponsored Projects Accounting, spoke to an audience at the Office of Research and Engagement last week, giving a presentation they had collaborated on with Lynn Hardy, associate dean for research in the College of Nursing. The topic was “PI, Graduate Student, and Staff Responsibilities” and discussed various research participants’ roles and obligations pertaining to research grants and contracts. The speakers also addressed policies specific to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and relevant procedures for grant proposal submissions, particularly federal funders, and the execution and management of awarded projects.
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