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The Papers of Andrew Jackson project received $325,000 to prepare Volumes 11, 12, and 13 for publication, covering the presidential years 1833 through 1835. This grant is the second highest among the 21 awarded this year within the NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations program.

“This generous grant is the largest we have ever received from the NEH and comes as a welcome show of confidence in the quality and significance of our work,” says Dan Feller, professor of history and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson project. “Together with the substantial increase in support we received this year from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, this three-year NEH award ensures that our progress towards completion of the series will continue and even accelerate.”

Architecture Professor Chosen as Design Research Fellow

Marshall Prado, assistant professor in the School of Architecture, has been selected as a 2018-2019 Exhibit Columbus University Design Research fellow.

Exhibit Columbus in Columbus, Indiana, is an annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community that offers an international symposium and exhibition.  Since 2015, the event has drawn visitors from around the world.

As part of the fellowship, Prado will participate in the 2018 Exhibit Columbus Symposium.  He will join other fellows to present a conversation on States of Design Education and introspections of their innovative research.  Prado’s research centers on robotic fabrication of fiber composite structures in architecture and the integration of computation and fabrication techniques into material systems and spatial design strategies. Companies that support his research include Oak Ridge National Laboratory Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, Owens Corning and Hexion Inc.

Prado is one of nine fellows from eight universities. The Exhibit Columbus committee received 32 proposals from 10 universities.

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Haslam of Business students for making an outsized impact on citizens’ lives in developing countries. The students organized and executed a walkathon on campus to raise more than $17,000 for Hands Across the Water, a clean water initiative. Hands Across the Water distributes water purification packets produced by Procter & Gamble that contain a powder to both disinfect and separate sediment from water.

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Please encourage your colleagues to register here.

This award is for faculty only; graduate students and undergraduates must apply for the student Fulbright award.

In addition, please encourage your colleagues to arrange for an individual consultation with Ms. Rowland. She will be available in twenty-minute slots on Wednesday, March 28 starting from 1:30-3:10 pm and on Thursday, March 29 starting from 8-11:20 am and again from 1:20-3:00 pm. Interested faculty members should contact Alan Rutenberg to arrange for a consultation.

Learn more about the Fulbright program.

The new catalog of Fulbright awards is available here.

paul.montgomery@utk.edu) regarding your interest in federal opportunities.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has published its FY 18 Basic Research Challenge (BRC) solicitation. This year’s BRC is interested in the following 4 topics:

  • Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large-Scale, Efficient Matrix Computations
  • Levitated Optomechanics
  • Exploring Compositional Space to Predict and Evolve Multi-Principal Element Alloys
  • Guaranteed Performance of Multibody Control Systems

A maximum 5-page white paper is due by August 18, and a full proposal is due by November 17. ONR anticipates one award for topic 3 and multiple awards for the other topics, each totaling up to $6M over 4 years.

Humanities Opportunities

Please contact Alan Rutenberg (arutenberg@utk.edu) regarding your interest in Humanities opportunities.

The application deadline for ACLS Fellowships is September 27, 2017.The deadline for Guggenheim Fellowships is September 19, 2017. There will be separate workshops in late August devoted to each of these two fellowship programs.

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