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The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED) is committed to growing UT’s research enterprise by offering capacity-building and proposal development services that position faculty for success in their research, scholarship, and creative activities. Research Development (RD) core services include:

  • Helping faculty form new research collaborations and partnerships to pursue strategic opportunities.
  • Working one-on-one with faculty to cultivate skills and craft a compelling message.
  • Providing visibility for faculty to advance their scholarship, research, and creative activities.
  • Empowering research teams and individual investigators to increase competitiveness on extramural research funding and prestigious national awards.
  • Obtaining funding intelligence, identifying agency contacts and priorities, and organizing on-campus events.

Led by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Initiatives (avcrd@utk.edu), RD has more than six decades of combined expertise in helping faculty members pursue the possibilities and find funding and support for their research, scholarship, and creative activities.