It’s an exciting time to be a Tennessee Volunteer!
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s research enterprise boasts a robust portfolio with excellence in scholarship and creative activity across its 11 colleges and the UT Space Institute. With research at the core of the educational experience, our students and faculty are equipped to address the global grand challenges ahead.
UT faculty and students are recognized nationally and internationally for their excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activity. In fiscal year 2019, faculty members received seven National Science Foundation CAREER awards, an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship , and a European Union Collaborative fellowship.
Our students set a new record for Fulbright US Student Program awards as 19 were selected to study, conduct research, and teach in cities around the world. Our students also earned two Goldwater Scholarships and three Boren Scholarships . Grant Rigney, a Haslam Scholar and Neyland Scholar majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering, became UT’s eighth Rhodes Scholar .