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Funding Opportunities, January 10

The Faculty Development Team will be launching a weekly funding digest in January featuring internal, federal, and private foundation opportunities. To sign up for the digest, click here.

NIH Opportunities

Join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster ( and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest.

  • NIH Standard Deadlines for Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
  • NCI Cancer Prevention and Control Clinical Trials Grant Program (R01 Clinical Trial Required) (PAR-18-559)
  • NCI National Cancer Institute’s Investigator-Initiated Early Phase Clinical Trials for Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (R01 Clinical Trials Required) (PAR-18-560)
  • NIAAA Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions (R01 – Clinical Trials Optional) (PAS-18-557)
  • NIDCD Clinical Research Center Grant (P50 – Clinical Trials Optional) (PAR-18-556)
  • NIMH Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-18-554)
  • NIMH Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity (R01) and Clinical Trial Optional (PAR-18-555)

UT-ORNL Research Could Lead to Advancement in Electronic Devices

A high-resolution closeup of water droplets. (Oak Ridge National Lab)

A high-resolution closeup of water droplets. (Oak Ridge National Lab)

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory team led by UT’s Takeshi Egami has made a breakthrough that could vastly improve electronics thanks to a better understanding of how liquids behave at a molecular level.

The team was able to measure the bond between hydrogen and oxygen using a form of high-resolution X-ray scattering.

That bond helps determine the viscosity of water, and a greater understanding of its interactions and mechanics will help in studies involving other liquids.

Continue reading about Egami’s research at the UT News website. 

Subscribe to New Funding Opportunities Digest

The Office of Research and Engagement’s Faculty Development Team will launch a weekly funding digest at the end of January featuring a wide array of external funding opportunities for faculty. The new Funding Opportunities Digest will incorporate opportunities previously disseminated by the NIH Digest and Catalyst, as well as round-ups from the Corporate and Private Foundations Office, limited submissions, and internal opportunities. It will be sent out each week on Monday morning.

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Victor McCrary Named Vice Chancellor for Research

Victor McCrary, vice president for research and economic development at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, has been named UT Knoxville’s new vice chancellor for research.

He will begin March 5.

Victor McCrary, UT Knoxville vice chancellor for research

Victor McCrary, UT Knoxville vice chancellor for research

As the chief research officer of the university, the vice chancellor for research promotes research, economic development, humanistic inquiry and creative design. He will be especially instrumental in facilitating collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratories through UT-Battelle LLC and other research and development institutions in the region and the state.

“Victor has a distinguished record as a researcher and university administrator,” Chancellor Beverly Davenport said. “At Morgan State, they call him an agent of change for developing a comprehensive research strategy for the university and fostering cross-disciplinary work. We welcome his expertise in advancing our research enterprise and guiding the implementation of our cluster hire and grand challenge initiatives.”

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