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Funding Opportunities Roundup, October 21

Limited Submission Opportunities

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.

FY 2017 General Scientific Infrastructure Support for CINR

Under the Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research opportunity, applications can be submitted for equipment, software, instrumentation, and associated non-reactor upgrade requests that support nuclear energy-related R&D or education. Funding requests can include, but are not limited to, equipment and instrumentation for specialized facilities, classrooms and teaching laboratories (for universities only), and non-reactor NS&E research. Infrastructure requests that support the sharing and use of equipment and instrumentation by multiple campuses of a university, multiple universities, or national laboratories are encouraged.

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Recognitions, October 21

Please send faculty, staff, and student recognitions to Erin Chapin (

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Eck Named Director of Research Development

Kimberly Eck has been named director of the Research Development Team in the Office of Research and Engagement, effective October 17.

Kimberly Eck, Director of the Research Development TeamEck joins the University of Tennessee from her position as associate vice president for research opportunities at the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania.

In her role at Geisinger, Eck has been responsible for identifying external funding opportunities and developing the processes for communicating those to researchers and clinicians throughout the system. She also led the Office of Competitive Grants in her role as associate vice president for research development and coordinated with offices across GHS that engage external funders and support or administer sponsored projects to develop and submit successful proposals.

“I am thrilled to join the Office of Research and Engagement,” said Eck. “With its unique assets and renowned faculty, UT’s research is well positioned for growth.”
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