Twenty-three projects were chosen for funding under the Office of Research and Engagement’s 2018 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
ORE Launches New Research Seed Program
The Office of Research and Engagement recently launched a new Research Seed Program that provides funding for University of Tennessee, Knoxville and UT Space Institute tenured and tenure-track faculty. The seed grant program offers internal funds intended to help generate proposal submissions to focused sponsors or around a particular initiative.
ORE seeks to fund projects within each of these categories that encourage faculty members to identify and seek new funding and begin to generate manuscripts for publication shortly after the seed project ends.
UT Partners with UTMC for fMRI Access
The Office of Research and Engagement has partnered with the UT Medical Center to provide UT Knoxville researchers access to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is a safe and non-invasive technique that allows researchers to view the changes that occur to blood flow in the brain in real time. A subject can alternate between focusing on a visual stimulus and blocking all stimuli while data is collected and analyzed.
This technology is important in research related to social, behavioral, and biological sciences.
To facilitate the use of this new resource, the Office of Research and Engagement has opened a call for proposals to provide support for access to UTMC’s fMRI system. Applicants may request up to $5,500 per award (equivalent to 10 hours of use under the current fee schedule), and will be expected to use their data to pursue outside funding opportunities.
ORE’s pilot program will make a total of $110,000 available to investigators on a rolling basis throughout the upcoming fiscal year.
This opportunity is open to any UT Knoxville tenure or non-tenure track faculty and post-doctoral researchers with appointment.
Please see the full request for proposals at research.utk.edu.
Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Competition
The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has announced its third annual Research Competition for faculty and doctoral students. This competition funds early stage research proposals and working papers in all areas of entrepreneurship and innovation research from any UT Knoxville faculty member or doctoral student.