Twelve projects were chosen for funding under the Office of Research and Engagement’s 2019 Research Seed Program. The program, launched in October 2017, serves as a catalyst for UT Knoxville and UT Space Institute faculty to help generate proposal submissions to specific sponsors or around a particular initiative. Continue reading
Annual Call for Proposals: SARIF Equipment and Infrastructure Funds
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) has opened applications for the FY19 Scholarly Activity and Research Incentive Fund (SARIF) Equipment and Infrastructure Fund. This award aims to enhance UT’s research mission by providing support for the acquisition of state-of-the-art or innovative equipment that will advance the research mission of the university or for the repair, replacement, or upgrade of critical research infrastructure.
Deadline: A complete application package must be submitted by the applicant no later than Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at noon.
See the full call for proposals for complete information on this program and to apply.
ORE Announces 2019 Research Seed Program
The Office of Research and Engagement has launched the second call for Research Seed proposals, which serves as a catalyst for University of Tennessee, Knoxville and UT Space Institute faculty. The seed grant program offers internal funds intended to help generate proposal submissions to focused sponsors or around a particular initiative. The ideal project within this program would apply for external funding and begin to generate manuscripts for publication no later than four months after the seed project ends. Ultimately, ORE seeks to support projects that encourage faculty members to identify and seek new funding targets.
Faculty Encouraged to Apply for R15s Before Eligibility Ends
Since 2014, the UT Office of Research and Engagement has made a concerted effort to increase funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). UT faculty have relied heavily on NIH’s Academic Research Enhancement Award (better known as the R15) research funding mechanism. However, the university’s eligibility to apply for these awards may end this spring.
The R15 program’s purpose is to stimulate research in educational institutions, like UT, that provide baccalaureate and advanced degrees in biomedical fields, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. R15 awards are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members, to expose undergraduate and graduate students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution.
NEH Summer Stipend
The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) is seeking internal nominations for the NEH Summer Stipend program for projects beginning in May 2019. NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, digital resources, or other scholarly tools.
The University is limited to two institutional nominees. In the event that more than two eligible UT faculty are nominated, ORE will coordinate the selection of the institutional nominees.
Please share this opportunity with eligible faculty members in your department (see below for eligibility guidelines). Nomination Packages should be coordinated by the department and submitted as a single PDF document by the department head to their ADR, Alan Rutenberg (email@example.com), and cc-ed to Hannah Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018.The internal selection process will be completed by August 15. The selected nominees must submit their applications by September 26, 2018 to the NEH via Grants.gov.