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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.
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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.

National Institutes of HealthThe 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.
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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 (, and cc-ed to Hannah Schmidt ( 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

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