This week, UT announced the implementation of Vol Vision 2020, the updated strategic plan to guide us in the next phase of our journey to join the best public research universities in the nation. This important document cites core facilities as a critical element in supporting and improving the quality of our research infrastructure. The UT Core Facilities Program (UTCFP), launched late in 2014, has made an enormous effort in a short period of time to bolster our research resources and to mirror what is being done at our peer and aspiration institutions.
Initial Call for Proposals Yields Positive Response for UTCFP
The UT Core Facilities Program (UTCFP) recently announced a call for organizers to submit proposals for the establishment of new UT Core Facilities (UTCFs).
From that initial call, seven groups have elected to explore the benefits of becoming recognized UTCFs and will receive a small amount of financial support from the Office of Research and Engagement to assist with the completion of the application process.
If successful, the addition of these facilities will triple the current size of the UTCFP, adding valuable and unique resources to the research infrastructure of the university.