The research enterprise at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, achieved significant increases in several performance metrics in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. Award dollars increased by 8 percent over FY16 and total research expenditures (TREs) increased by 11 percent.
The TREs in FY17 were $203 million, the largest amount in UT’s history. This benchmark amount reflects increases in institutional research funds, federal research expenditures (FREs), and UT’s business enterprise.
UT’s largest federal funder in FY17 was the Department of Energy, largely due to participation in IACMI–The Composites Institute. IACMI accounted for $21.6 million of the $22 million cost share reported by the UT Research Foundation and is the primary source of the increase in FY17 TREs.