NIH recently announced major changes to the R15 program that will affect the University of Tennessee and the UT Institute of Agriculture (which NIH considers one institution). NIH has split the R15 into two programs: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions, and Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools. Continue reading
ORE Announces 2018 Research Seed Program Recipients
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.
LaMattina Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development
Bruce LaMattina will begin work as the associate vice chancellor for research development within the Office of Research and Engagement, on July 31.
LaMattina will lead efforts to develop and strengthen UT’s research culture while increasing the capacity and productivity in transdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activity across all disciplines. He will oversee the Faculty Development Team, Research Development Team, Research Informatics, and the Core Facility Program.
“From the onset, I recognized UT’s exceptional leadership, its strong research enterprise, and the significant capabilities of the research development arm of ORE,” said LaMattina. “It’s exciting to be a part of something great.”