NSF Grants Conference Registration Opens Soon
NSF Grants Conference Registration Opens Soon
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A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement

The Office of Research and Engagement has awarded research seed funding to 12 research projects for 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 ORE, departments, and colleges, the total investment in these projects is $766,159.
Learn more about the 2020 Research Seed Winners
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UT College of Nursing continues to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by showcasing UT's nurse scholars. Learn about Associate Professor Lisa Lindley and her work to serve families with terminally ill children in the most recent "I Am a Nurse" spotlight.

NSF Grants Conference Registration Opens Soon

The next NSF Grants Conference will be May 18-19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This conference can help introduce faculty who are new to NSF to agency priorities and current solicitations. In addition to proposal preparation and merit review workshops, there will be opportunities to meet program officers from each directorate. Faculty attending may request SARIF support from the Federal, Corporate, and Foundation Opportunity Fund from the Office of Research and Engagement, which covers 50% of travel expenses, up to $1,000.
Registration opens Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm.
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University of Tennessee Extension received more than $324,000 to lead a joint effort to combat the opioid crisis in Tennessee via a pilot program called PROMPT TN (Preventing Rural Opioid Misuse Through Partnerships and Training). 
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Joshua Fu, the John D. Tickle Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, completed a collaborative study with researchers at Emory University and the University of Nevada to understand how smoke particles from wildfires can impact human health.
A group of researchers from the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and North Carolina State University has been working to improve a powerful tool in the battle against invasive plant species.

Upcoming Events

Find additional events on ORE's workshop portal or on the UT calendar.
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3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges graduate students to present a compelling talk on their Thesis/Dissertation topic and its significance in just three minutes to a lay audience. 
Learn more about the 3MT here.

ORE to Host NIH Day on March 31

ORE is hosting NIH Day to recognize and celebrate the achievements of UT’s biomedical research community. Attendees will hear an overview of the sponsor, funding trends and recent changes, learn about science funded by the NIH, and meet Research Development staff supporting NIH researchers. NIH Day will take place on March 31 from 1–6 p.m. 
Learn more and register at research.utk.edu.


Shea Kidd recognized as SEC Trailblazer—Victoria Niederhauser elected to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing—Gresham Collom and Misti Jeffers received highly competitive fellowships from the ECMC Foundation
Read all recent Recognitions

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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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