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Research Seed proposals, which serves as a catalyst for University of Tennessee, Knoxville and UT Space Institute faculty. The seed grant program offers internal funds intended to help generate proposal submissions to focused sponsors or around a particular initiative. The ideal project within this program would apply for external funding and begin to generate manuscripts for publication no later than four months after the seed project ends. Ultimately, ORE seeks to support projects that encourage faculty members to identify and seek new funding targets.
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Academic Research Enhancement Award (better known as the R15) research funding mechanism. However, the university’s eligibility to apply for these awards may end this spring.

National Institutes of HealthThe R15 program’s purpose is to stimulate research in educational institutions, like UT, that provide baccalaureate and advanced degrees in biomedical fields, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. R15 awards are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members, to expose undergraduate and graduate students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution.
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