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Come to ORE’s Open House!

Open House



The Office of Research and Engagement will host an Open House at Blount Hall (1534 White Ave.) on Friday, September 30, from 10 a.m. until noon.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to come during those hours to learn more about how ORE assists the campus in its quest to achieve research goals.

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Our expert staff will be on hand to answer questions about the following topic areas:

  • Award Review & Acceptance
    • Learn more about the review of external awards and some of the key areas that can require negotiation.
  • Communications: Newsletters, Listservs, & Websites
    • Find the important research information you need. Learn about ORE’s various methods of communication.
  • Community Engagement & Outreach
    • Information will be shared about the value of engagement, the community engagement incentive grants, the value of external partners, and realized impacts of external partnerships.
  • Core Facilities
    • Learn about the resources that are available through the UT Core Facilities Program and how to book services. 
  • Corporate & Foundation Engagement
    • Learn how this office identifies funding opportunities, provides information to faculty, and works to build connections for Corporate and Foundation Engagement.
  • Export Controls
    • Learn about export control regulations, which are federal laws that prohibit the unlicensed export of certain commodities or information for reasons of national security or protections of trade.
  • External Funding Opportunities
    • Increase awareness of opportunities to engage with federal agencies, particularly DoD and NASA, to seek research funding, and facilitate faculty relationships with federal program officials.
  • Hazardous Agents­/Safety & Compliance
    • Speak with representatives from both the Biosafety and Radiation Safety Programs who will be on hand to discuss the unique safety and compliance responsibilities that result from working with biological hazards, ionizing radiation sources, or high power laser systems.
  • Human Subjects Research / IRB
    • Speak with representatives from the UT Institutional Review Board to find out if your research needs IRB review and if so, how to submit and obtain approval.
  • Interdisciplinary Research Support
    • Increase awareness about the formation of teams across disciplines, support of interdisciplinary teaming, including examples of development and support from Joint Institutes, Science Alliance, NeuroNET, NIMBioS, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, and Sustainable Energy and Education Research Center (SEERC).  
  • Internal Funding Opportunities
    • ORE has a wide variety of funding available to support research and creative activities.  Learn about the different types of funding available including SARIF, STIR, JDRD, SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program, Cost Share on External Proposals, Bridge Funding, and Open Publishing
  • Proposal Development
    • Learn how the Faculty Development Team and Research Development Team support the development of single investigator and large, complex, multidisciplinary funding proposals, respectively. Members of each team will be available to discuss the wide array of resources and services available to faculty members in support of their efforts to seek out and secure external funding.
  • Proposal Review & Submission
    • One function of the Office of Sponsored programs is to review proposals for compliance with university/agency regulations and solicitation requirements, as well as serving as the official institutional signatory for proposal submissions.  Learn about various agency systems and assistance that can be provided on the next proposal submission.
  • Research Integrity & Research Misconduct
    • Learn about the new research misconduct policy, iThenticate (plagiarism detection software), and available resources and training for the responsible conduct of research.
  • Start Up Funds
    • ORE shares in the financial support of new tenure-track faculty during their first three years at UT. Learn about the funding request process, allowable use of funding, budget allocation flexibility, and carryover.
  • Training & Workshops
    • Find out what types of training ORE offers, how to sign up for classes, and receive HR credit.
  • Undergraduate Research Support
    • Find information for faculty members interested in mentoring undergraduate researchers or finding research assistants, as well as for students who want to know more about conducting research as an undergraduate.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Taylor Eighmy will welcome attendees at 10:30 a.m. and briefly discuss the research enterprise at UT.

Beginning at 11 a.m., attendees can choose to view alternating presentations on Pivot, UT’s new comprehensive database of funding opportunities and researcher profiles, and Cayuse Research Suite, a pair of software applications used in the process of preparing and submitting grant and contract proposals.

Those who register online (using the form below) by September 23 and sign in on the day of the day of the Open House will be eligible to win one of four $75 gift cards to the Copper Cellar Corporation and one of four $50 gift cards to Starbucks.

Light refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!