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Federal, Corporate and Foundation Opportunity Fund

Program Objective

Provides funds for the travel expenses associated with developing future funding opportunities with federal, corporate and foundation sponsors.  Support may also be provided to host representatives of funding agencies during an on-campus activity.  The maximum award is $1,000.


Faculty members who are actively seeking research funding from federal, corporate and foundation sponsors.

Submission Process

Faculty member completes application that includes a detailed description of the event, an estimate of expenses, and the benefit to the university.  Provide any invitation request, documentation of conference presentation including any honorarium associated. The application will be submitted to the director of Federal Relations and routed to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development who will provide final approval and notify the faculty member.

There is no formal application deadline, however the FCFO funds are limited. Applications can be submitted here:  Federal, Corporate and Foundation Opportunity.

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