Twelve projects were chosen for funding under the Office of Research and Engagement’s 2019 Research Seed Program. The program, launched in October 2017, serves as a catalyst for UT Knoxville and UT Space Institute faculty to help generate proposal submissions to specific sponsors or around a particular initiative. Continue reading
Changes to NIH R15 Program
NIH recently announced major changes to the R15 program that will affect the University of Tennessee and the UT Institute of Agriculture (which NIH considers one institution). NIH has split the R15 into two programs: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions, and Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools. Continue reading
UT Announces Record Year for Research, $260M in Expenditures
UT has reported its most impressive research year on record for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018, with $260 million in expenditures including projects to advance the development of hypersonic vehicles, further STEM education in East Tennessee, and study Antarctica as a means of better understanding Mars.
“We are doing more research on our campus than at any time in our 225-year history, and that work is directly benefiting the people of Tennessee,” said Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis. “The breadth and depth of the talent, knowledge, and expertise we have here in Knoxville extend from Appalachia to Mars.” Continue reading