The Office of Research and Economic Development has awarded research seed funding to 12 research projects during 2020. Reflecting the university’s reunification initiative, four of the projects involve collaborations between faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. When combining funding from ORED, departments, and colleges, the total investment in these projects is $766,159. Continue reading
Review Panels Critical to Proposal Process
Peer review panels, composed of faculty that mirror the disciplines in an applicant pool, are key to the research enterprise at UT. Dozens of funding opportunities require an internal review process, including limited submission competitions, UT’s internal research seed programs, and red team reviews specifically for large and complex proposals.
Kimberly Eck, assistant vice chancellor of research development in the Office of Research and Economic Development, encourages faculty to participate when asked to serve as a reviewer. “The process is beneficial to both the applicants and the reviewers, who have a chance to see what makes a strong proposal from an objective perspective.” Continue reading
Seed Funding Catalyzes Research
The Office of Research and Engagement has launched the 2020 Research Seed Program. The program serves as a catalyst for faculty research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; UT Institute of Agriculture; and UT Space Institute. The funding will go toward generating proposal submissions around a variety of initiatives. The goal is to encourage faculty members to identify and seek new funding targets. Continue reading
ORE Announces 2019 Research Seed Program Recipients
Twelve projects were chosen for funding under the Office of Research and Engagement’s 2019 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 Announces 2019 Research Seed Program
The Office of Research and Engagement has launched the second call for Research Seed proposals, which serves as a catalyst for University of Tennessee, Knoxville and UT Space Institute faculty. The seed grant program offers internal funds intended to help generate proposal submissions to focused sponsors or around a particular initiative. The ideal project within this program would apply for external funding and begin to generate manuscripts for publication no later than four months after the seed project ends. Ultimately, ORE seeks to support projects that encourage faculty members to identify and seek new funding targets.