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The UT Knoxville Office of Research & Engagement publishes annual and quarterly reports that document significant achievements and trends in research grants and contracts.

Fiscal Year 2020, 3rd Quarter Research Activity Report (cover)


During the first two quarters of the fiscal year, proposal dollars requested lagged behind FY19, but the third quarter saw an increase in dollars proposed, with January, February, and March surpassing the proposed dollar amount during the same timeframe last year, even with slightly fewer proposals being submitted this year. Continue reading

University of Tennessee, Knoxville FY19 Annual Report Cover

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UT faculty and students are recognized nationally and internationally for their excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activity. In fiscal year 2019, faculty members received seven National Science Foundation CAREER awards, an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship , and a European Union Collaborative fellowship.

Our students set a new record for Fulbright US Student Program awards as 19 were selected to study, conduct research, and teach in cities around the world. Our students also earned two Goldwater Scholarships and three Boren Scholarships . Grant Rigney, a Haslam Scholar and Neyland Scholar majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering, became UT’s eighth Rhodes Scholar .

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In the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 (Q2 FY20), proposal dollars requested and total funds expended on research and development by UT researchers remained stable while the awarded dollars exceeded expectations.

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UT researchers submitted 414 proposals in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 requesting $115 million, representing 9% and 3% decreases respectively when compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. The decrease in proposal submissions was recorded for most of the colleges with the exception of Haslam College of Business, which displayed a 71% increase in the number of proposals submitted when compared to the first quarter of the FY19.

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Report cover: FY19Q4 summary

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The University of Tennessee research community had much to celebrate in fiscal year 2019, including seven National Science Foundation CAREER awards. The preliminary data for the fourth quarter of FY19 shows that the amount expended on research has remained the same year-over-year. We will continue to recognize and celebrate the research excellence of our talented faculty.

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