International research collaborations have been shown to support robust outcomes due to the diversity of viewpoints, training backgrounds, and methods. In addition, leveraging equipment, research sites, or resources across the globe can be essential to the project and publications with international co-authors tend to increase scope of impact of the publication. Yet, faculty involved in international research face unique challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
ORE to Co-host NSF GRFP Application Workshop
The Department of Microbiology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Office of Research and Engagement are sponsoring an online workshop on Wednesday, September 9 from 2:15 p.m.-4 p.m. to help students prepare National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) applications. Continue reading
ORE Encourages Early Adoption of SciENcv for Proposal Documents
As part of the National Science Foundation’s updated guidelines (PAPPG 20-1), researchers will be required to use one of two formats for submitting biographical sketches as well as the current and pending support documents. Both the biographical sketches and the current and pending support documentation can be completed by using an approved fillable PDF or entered on the SciENcv website. These changes go into effect on June 1, 2020.
Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) and college/department staff, have explored both options and recommend using SciENcv, as it allows for significant long-term maintenance capability. With SciENcv, researchers can have multiple biographical sketches with publication listings tailored to various research areas, link to their ORCID account for ease of publication selection, and easily update current and pending projects. Continue reading
Psychologist Looks at How We Find Common Ground
When the fall semester begins, Garriy Shteynberg, associate professor of psychology, will lead a three-year study to examine how Americans’ social and political attitudes have grown more extreme over the past 20 years.
The project was awarded a $351,339 grant from the National Science Foundation in May and is expected to conclude in 2021.
The research is a collaboration among scientists who hold divergent views about how attitudes grow more extreme. In all, the research team will work together on 12 experiments—discussing every aspect of the study design, execution, and analysis with the goal of reaching a joint understanding of the results.
Read more about the study at news.utk.edu.
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.