The Office of Research and Engagement’s Faculty Development Team will launch a weekly funding digest at the end of January featuring a wide array of external funding opportunities for faculty. The new Funding Opportunities Digest will incorporate opportunities previously disseminated by the NIH Digest and Catalyst, as well as round-ups from the Corporate and Private Foundations Office, limited submissions, and internal opportunities. It will be sent out each week on Monday morning.
NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) Track
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 22
Please note: Participation in the 2017 NSF CAREER PWI Track is restricted to those CAREER-eligible faculty members who are preparing to submit a proposal to the July 2017 deadlines.
The NSF CAREER PWI Track will comprise five monthly sessions of three hours each, starting in late February. All sessions will be held in Blount Hall A004. The tentative schedule is listed below. Each session will include a presentation by UT faculty and/or staff with experience in the NSF CAREER program and small group critiques. Participants will be assigned a proposal advisor from the Faculty Development Team, with whom they will work through the iterative writing process up until the submission deadlines.
Session 1: Monday, February 27, 1:00-4:00
Session 2: Monday, March 27, 1:00-4:00
Session 3: Monday, April 24, 1:00-4:00
Session 4: Tuesday, May 30, 1:00-4:00
Session 5: Monday, June 26, 1:00-4:00
Participants will be required to submit a draft proposal title along with a 1-page Background and Significance statement by noon, Friday, February 24, to Alan Rutenberg. Writing assignments will be due every month, prior to each subsequent session.
Register below. If you have any questions, email Alan Rutenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Proposal Development offers Valuable Insight
The Faculty Development Team (FDT) serves as a resource to members of the faculty, working to help cultivate the skills and provide the visibility that they need in order to advance their respective scholarship, research, and creative activities. To that end, FDT offers direct proposal development support and a variety of workshops on proposal writing and finding funding.
Deadline Extended for SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant
The SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant program gives faculty from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville the opportunity to travel to another SEC institution to exchange ideas, conduct research, develop grant proposals, and otherwise initiate and enhance faculty collaborations. All tenured and tenure-track faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville are eligible.
ORE Accepting Nominations for 2017 NEH Summer Stipends Program
The Office of Research and Engagement is seeking internal nominations for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend program for projects beginning in May 2017. NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Program guidelines can be found on the NEH website.