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Scholarly Projects Fund

Program Objective

The funds support workshops, colloquia and conferences, visiting artist performances and exhibitions, or similar activities held at UT and organized by faculty to benefit improving scholarship.


Both active and/or beginning researchers, including faculty members whose research would be considered creative activity are eligible to apply.

Submission Process

Faculty member completes application that includes a detailed description of the event including the benefit to the university and details regarding the sources and amounts of matching funds. The application will be submitted to the department head and ADR for support and/or approval of cost share.  The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development will provide final approval and notify the faculty member.

There is no formal application deadline, however the SARIF Scholarly Project funds are limited.  Applications can be submitted here: Scholarly Projects.

Award Terms

Funding is based on actual expenses up to the amount approved. Requests that do not result in actual expenses are not carried over into the subsequent fiscal year unless prior approved.

Please direct inquiries to: AVCRD@utk.edu