Georgi Gardiner, assistant professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Department of Philosophy, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). ACLS is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations, dedicated to the advancement of all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences. Continue reading
UT Part of $25M Nuclear Research and Development Project
NE is part of an 11-member university consortium grant for research and development into nuclear science, engineering, and security. The $25 million grant is funded by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). The University of California, Berkeley, will lead the effort. By 2026, UT is expected to receive $8M from the NNSA grants, the second largest university recipient.
Read more at ne.utk.edu.
Summer GRA Awardees Announced
Nineteen graduate students will receive $3,600 stipends from UT’s Summer Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) Fund managed by UT’s Office of Research and Engagement.
“Graduate students are a huge driver of research progress,” says Jennifer Webster, interim director of research development. “The Summer GRA Fund is an important internal mechanism for enabling student participation in scholarship and discovery, beyond what is possible through external funding sources. We’re pleased to support these projects in Summer 2021 and broaden graduate student involvement in research in a wide range of departments and colleges at UT Knoxville and the UT Institute of Agriculture.” Continue reading
SIS, CICS Team Awarded $399K Sloan Grant to Study Early Career Researchers
As COVID-19 continues to affect the way people live, work, and learn around the world, researchers are beginning to gather data on how the pandemic is affecting society, and one such research team is from the College of Communication and Information’s Center for Information and Communication Studies and the School of Information Sciences in collaboration with CIBER Research Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The study will delve into the lives of early career researchers around the world to better understand how the pandemic is affecting their work and role in the academic community. Read more at sis.utk.edu.