In the second quarter of FY 2016, there were several advances in the university’s research enterprise that I am pleased to tell you about.
Some major awards over the past year worth mentioning are: a $2.5 Million award from Siemens for a Scintillation Materials Research Center, a $1.67 Million award from DOE-ORNL-UT-Battelle to further the work of the Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, and a $1.15 Million award from Honeywell for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Some of our other “wins” are detailed in the report.
Please note that the Office of Research and Engagement has recently migrated all electronic routing and approval of sponsored program proposals and documents into a new system, Cayuse SP, which went live at the end of December 2015. We are rewriting our standard data queries and validating migrated data. Due to this transition process, we are providing available proposal/award data through the earlier system TERAPAMS for this Q2 report. The statistics in this quarterly report reflect proposal/award data only through December 17, 2015. We anticipate that complete ORE data from Cayuse SP will be included in the next quarterly report.
As always I invite your feedback on anything you would like to discuss involving the Office of Research and Engagement, your research concerns and interests, and aspirations you may have for future research activities at UT.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development