ORE Announces: 2020 Research Seeds, SARIF Funds, RCR Workshop, and more!
ORE Announces: 2020 Research Seeds, SARIF Funds, RCR Workshop, and more!
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A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement

A Guam Micronesian Kingfisher at the Bronx Zoo. Credit: Eric Savage.
Christy Leppanen, a research assistant professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has received a $100,000 award to research the possibility of reintroducing the Guam kingfisher, a bird that has been declared extinct in the wild for more than 30 years, into its natural habitat. 
Learn more about Leppanen's research

Call for Proposals: SARIF Equipment and Infrastructure Fund

ORE has opened applications for the FY20 Scholarly Activity and Research Incentive Fund (SARIF) Equipment and Infrastructure Fund. This award provides support for the acquisition of state-of-the-art or innovative equipment that will advance the research mission of the university.

Call for Nominations: Chancellor’s Research Awards

ORE is accepting nominations for five research-related awards to be given during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. Four faculty members and an undergraduate student will be recognized for their excellence in research and creative achievement.

2020 Research Seed Program Announced

ORE 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.
Applications are open through September 29 for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) fall 2019 regional workshop series. The program is part of UT’s participation in the I-Corps South Node, one of eight regional networks developed to support innovation education, infrastructure and research.
Evaluating how humans commute to and from a mosquito-disease affected area, as well as their living habits, is key to successful mitigation planning, according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases coauthored by Nina Fefferman, a professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Machine Reading in the Digital Age
The UT Humanities Center has announced guest speaker lineup for its 2019-2020 public lecture series. Lectures typically begin at 3:30 p.m. at locations across campus. All lectures are free and open to the public and are an approved program of the Honors Becker Seminars. The first lecture is next Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Find more development opportunities on the ORE website or on the events calendar.

Registration Open for Fall RCR Workshop

ORE is hosting a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) awareness workshop on September 27, 2019, in the Student Union Ballroom (272 A&B). This workshop will address topics that are central to successful research programs as well as examine the newest policy updates, expectations, and resources for information security and human subjects research.

Apply for ORAU-Directed Research and Development Grants

UT faculty have access to apply for ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Grants, a research and development program that supports collaborations between ORAU and member universities. Proposed research concepts must align with at least one of ORAU’s core capability areas and focus on improving service to an ORAU customer.


Jay Whelan recognized with Golden Achievement Award—Victoria Niederhauser named Sara Rosenbalm Croley Endowed Dean’s Chair—Gregor Kalas named the Interim Riggsby Director of the Marco Institute—Five PhD Students named Tennessee Doctoral Fellows
Read all recent Recognitions

Contact Us

Office of Research and Engagement
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: 865-974-3466
Email: research@utk.edu
Website: research.utk.edu
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