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Quarterly Reports

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


Quarterly Research Report: July 1, 2015-March 31, 2016

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I would like to highlight several of the wonderful awards that were received in this quarter. UT celebrated eighteen faculty awardees including a new National Academy of Engineering member (Yilu Liu), an American Council of Learned Societies fellow (Megan Bryson), a National Humanities Center fellow (Shellen Wu), four Fulbright fellows (Sarah Eldridge, Micah Beck, Carol Tenopir, and Songning Zhang), a Guggenheim fellow (John Powers), and two NEH Summer Stipend awards (Katy Chiles, Hilary Havens).

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FY16 2nd Quarterly Research Report

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In the second quarter of FY 2016, there were several advances in the university’s research enterprise that I am pleased to tell you about.

Some major awards over the past year worth mentioning are: a $2.5 Million award from Siemens for a Scintillation Materials Research Center, a $1.67 Million award from DOE-ORNL-UT-Battelle to further the work of the Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, and a $1.15 Million award from Honeywell for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Some of our other “wins” are detailed in the report.
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Quarterly Research Report, Q1 FY 2016

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As I embark on my second year as associate vice chancellor for research development, it is useful to reflect on the great strides we have made towards advancing the research enterprise here at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We have made significant progress toward achieving our goal of becoming a Top 25 research institution. We have received several major large awards during this first quarter of fiscal year 2016 including awards from the Department of Education, the Department of State, DOE, NIH, and NSF. I look forward to continuing to pursue these types of major funding opportunities throughout the coming year.
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Quarterly report FY15, Q4

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June 30 was my anniversary date; I have now been at UT for one full year. In that time we have seen great progress in the research enterprise at UT, with appointments of several key personnel in the Office of Research & Engagement, funding of new research centers and grants for individual PIs, and marking several milestones in UT’s drive to the Top 25. I am even more excited than ever to help support our wonderful research community to secure external funding and to receive recognition for their terrific research and scholarship.
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FY2015 3rd Quarter Summary Report

Well into FY15, I can report that the state of Research and Engagement at UT is alive and well and thriving! This quarter had many wins and accomplishments, some of which are noted below. A major win for the University was led by VCR Taylor Eighmy in establishing the IACMI enterprise, the new website and details of which are within the report.

This quarter ORE hosted an Open House to officially launch the UT NIH Research Community, a new forum to share news and announcements; to learn about funding opportunities, workshops, and speakers; to connect with potential collaborators across campus; and to field questions related to all aspects of the NIH grant process — from proposal development to the application and review process to post-award management. The Community currently has 500 participants from UT, UTIA, UTGSM, UTC, UTSI, UTHSC, and ORNL. With help from this Community, we are piloting a new NIH Mock Study Section program for PIs submitting NIH R15 proposals and are working with 12 participating PIs from 4 colleges.

I invite your feedback on anything you would like to discuss involving the Office of Research & Engagement, your research concerns and interests, and aspirations you may have for future research activities at UT.

— Janet Nelson
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development