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Quarterly Reports

This is a quarterly summary of the research activity at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Fiscal Year 2020, 3rd Quarter Research Activity Report (cover)


During the first two quarters of the fiscal year, proposal dollars requested lagged behind FY19, but the third quarter saw an increase in dollars proposed, with January, February, and March surpassing the proposed dollar amount during the same timeframe last year, even with slightly fewer proposals being submitted this year. Continue reading

In the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 (Q2 FY20), proposal dollars requested and total funds expended on research and development by UT researchers remained stable while the awarded dollars exceeded expectations.

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UT researchers submitted 414 proposals in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 requesting $115 million, representing 9% and 3% decreases respectively when compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. The decrease in proposal submissions was recorded for most of the colleges with the exception of Haslam College of Business, which displayed a 71% increase in the number of proposals submitted when compared to the first quarter of the FY19.

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Report cover: FY19Q4 summary

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The University of Tennessee research community had much to celebrate in fiscal year 2019, including seven National Science Foundation CAREER awards. The preliminary data for the fourth quarter of FY19 shows that the amount expended on research has remained the same year-over-year. We will continue to recognize and celebrate the research excellence of our talented faculty.

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Cover Image--Q3FY19

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UT showed an upward trend in federal award amounts with the US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, and National Science Foundation showing continued stability through the first three quarters of fiscal year 2019 (Q1-Q3 FY19). 

The university received the highest ever award amount from the DOE in Q1-Q3 FY19 as compared to the first three quarters of previous years. During this time, 68% of our award amount came from federal agencies and DOE contributed 51% or $38.8 million.  Continue reading