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Funding Opportunities Roundup, August 12

Federal Opportunities

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

DARPA: Engineered Living Materials

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has published a solicitation for the Engineered Living Materials (ELM) program. ELM is seeking “innovations in the ability to functionally unite living components with inert structural materials, to program structural features into living systems, and to extend the scale of synthetic biology building blocks from the molecular to the cellular.” Through this program, DARPA expects to “cultivate foundational principles, as well as novel approaches and methods that will ultimately enable living structural materials with advanced capabilities to be rationally designed, and implemented through genetic engineering.”

ELM consists of two tracks divided into specific tasks (listed below), which are described on pp. 6-12 of the solicitation. Proposers may address either track, but not both, and may address 1 or more tasks within a track. Note that Track 1 is directed at specific applications, while Track 2 supports basic research.

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UT, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Release New Biodiversity Web Application

Species MapperUT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and School of Art have partnered with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Inventory and Monitoring Branch to create a new web application, Species Mapper.

Everyone from park managers to school groups can use Species Mapper to explore suitable habitats for more than 1,800 species.
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Quarterly Research Report: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Q4 FY16

In the final quarter of FY16, the Office of Research and Engagement has helped foster several significant and strategic research wins.

Click the image to the right to view or download the Fourth Quarterly Research Report for the Office of Research and Engagement.

UT’s School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information received two grants totaling more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to train information science experts. Continue reading

Pivot Open to Campus Research Community

Pivot LogoThe Office of Research and Engagement provides the UT research community with Pivot, a research resource that integrates funding and collaborator discovery in one online tool. Pivot’s content includes $44 billion in funding opportunities and more than 3 million detailed scholar profiles with options for sharing, organizing, and collaborating around funding opportunities.
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