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ORE Launches New Research Seed Program

The Office of Research and Engagement recently launched a new Research Seed Program that provides funding for University of Tennessee, Knoxville and UT Space Institute tenured and tenure-track faculty. The seed grant program offers internal funds intended to help generate proposal submissions to focused sponsors or around a particular initiative.

ORE seeks to fund projects within each of these categories that encourage faculty members to identify and seek new funding and begin to generate manuscripts for publication shortly after the seed project ends.

Current Research Seed Program grants:

  • Community Engaged Research Seed Program—Further UT’s engagement with the local, state, or global community, stimulate new collaborations, and build a foundation for more stable and sustainable research funding.
  • Interdisciplinary Research Seed Program—Promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborative teams and ultimately leverage new external research.
  • Mission Agency Research Seed Program—Leverage new external research funding from mission-oriented funding agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, etc. (not the National Science Foundation or National Institutes of Health).
  • NIH Preliminary Results Research Seed Program—Grow UT’s NIH research portfolio, stimulate new research directions, and build a foundation for more stable and sustainable research funding.