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ORU FY11 Funding Summary

The FY11 competitive budget process has been completed for all previously supported as well as newly proposed organized research units (ORUs) who sought campus-level funding support from the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement.

Twenty existing ORUs including four Joint Institutes and eleven proposed ORUs submitted and presented their proposals in a public forum on April 29th and 30th, 2010. There were many worthy proposals. However, $3.5 million in funding was available to allocate for $6.3 million in requests. Based on evaluation of the proposals, presentations, past performance, future potential, and other sources of support, fourteen existing ORUs and four Joint Institutes will receive $1,856,372 and $1,500,000 respectively.

Three new ORUs will receive a total of $120,000. All funding provided is considered “one-time one-year” funding for the sole purpose of fostering the mission and objectives of the ORU as defined in the proposal. Continued, on-going funding is not guaranteed. For details of FY11 allocations, download the ORU FY11 Funding Summary (PDF).

Proposals and Funding Information

The following ORUs submitted funding proposals for FY11. The linked PDF documents are accessible only by UT Knoxville faculty and staff.

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To see trend analysis charts for currently funded research units, scroll to the bottom of this page or click here.

ORUs Newly Funded for FY11

ORUs Not Receiving Funds for FY11

Continuing ORUs

Where available, statistical data for each currently funded unit accompanies its proposal. For background on this data, click here.

Joint Institutes

Five-Year Trend Analysis Charts

The charts presented here show five-year trends for currently funded UT Knoxville research centers and joint institutes (those not shown have been formed too recent to have a history). These files link to PDF documents accessible only by UTK faculty and staff.

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