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Faculty Development Team

The Faculty Development Team exists to cultivate the skills and provide the visibility every faculty member at UT, Knoxville needs to advance their respective scholarship, research, and creative activities.

To that end, the Faculty Development Team offers:

Proposal Development Support

The FDT supports investigator-initiated proposals, faculty awards, and fellowships with an emphasis on early career opportunities.  From opportunity identification to proposal submission and everything in between, our proposal development strategists work closely with you across the proposal development continuum to present your research in a compelling way to increases proposal competitiveness.

The research community can find a host of resources available through our Grantseeker’s Toolkit.


The FDT conducts a variety of workshops on proposal writing and finding funding. The workshop schedule includes sessions on general proposal writing skills and writing to meet the specific requirements of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, and federal mission agencies. Our staff can also provide workshops to departments, centers, or institutes on request.

Find a schedule of workshops offered through the Office of Research and Engagement.


Contact us at to learn more about our specific services, schedule a consultation, or request support for your next proposal.