Alan Rutenberg, the Fulbright campus representative, will give two workshops about the faculty Fulbright fellowship on February 23 at 10 a.m. and February 24 at 2 p.m. Information will include examples of opportunities across many disciplines as well as a review of the application process, and there will be ample time for questions. The application deadline is September 15, 2021. Continue reading
ORE to Host Faculty Fellowships and Awards Q&A Sessions
The Office of Research and Engagement is piloting a new process for faculty fellowships and awards solicited by private foundations and corporations. This is a question and answer session for department heads and other nominators who have questions about eligibility, competitiveness, and other details regarding the awards currently open for nomination.
Please note that both workshops are the same; participants can register for the time and date that is most convenient.
Date: February 10, 2021
Time: 1 p.m.
Registration required: Yes
Participants are required to register no later than noon on February 8. An email with a link to the virtual presentation and password will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the workshop.
Date: February 11, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Registration required: Yes
Participants are required to register no later than noon on February 9. An email with a link to the virtual presentation and password will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the workshop.
UT Graduate School Taking Applications for Student/Faculty Research Awards
The Student/Faculty Research Awards are used to advance the scholarship of graduate students and faculty working in partnership. Every award requires a Student PI and a Faculty PI. The benefit to both should be evident in the proposal. Graduate students in those disciplines (e.g., arts, humanities, and social sciences), which traditionally do not conduct collaborative work, and/or do not expect to publish jointly with a faculty member are also eligible to apply. Such applications must show that the student’s proposal is approved by a faculty member and under the faculty member’s direct supervision. This mechanism is intended to help support student research/scholarship/creative activity; give students experience writing grants; and foster the mentoring relationship between faculty and graduate students.
Read more at gradschool.utk.edu.
UT Professor Awarded NIH MIRA Grant for 3D Genome Structure Research
A UT biophysicist has been awarded a $1.84 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute for General Medical Science (NIGMS) to investigate how the 3D folded structure of the human genome reacts to physical stress in health and disease.
The award provides funding to operate Rachel Patton McCord’s lab and research program. McCord is an assistant professor in UT’s Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology.
NIGMS is among the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The MIRA program provides long-term stability—the funding is granted over five years—and allows for flexibility if the direction of a project shifts.
McCord’s project seeks to clarify the role of a chromosome’s structure in its biological response to physical stress, which can inform future disease diagnosis and treatment.