$2,500 NIMBioS Graduate Awards Announced
$2,500 NIMBioS Graduate Awards Announced
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement

Imagine TN
The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach has launched a new initiative, Imagine Tennessee, designed to harness the research and scholarly activity of faculty and students for the benefit of the state’s citizens. The two-year, interdisciplinary research and engaged scholarship pilot program will solicit projects to advance multi-faceted solutions to our state’s most pressing challenges. A call for projects opens April 1.
Learn more about Imagine Tennessee

NIMBioS Graduate Awards

NIMBioS is announcing a new program offering up to 20 Graduate Awards. The awards are designed to supplement the funding available for graduate students to enhance their research and education. The awards are $2,500 each.
Science Minute
Science Minute is an audiocast dedicated to showcasing the work and expertise of faculty members and researchers at UT. In its latest episode, Joshua Emery, Lawrence A. Taylor Professor of Planetary Science at UT and NASA researcher, explains how a small Kuiper Belt object called Ultima Thule could help explain the origins of our planet. 
The Office of Research and Engagement is hosting a visit by Justin Sanchez, director of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). On April 4, Sanchez will discuss how researchers can work with DARPA and outline BTO research interests. Please register to attend.
elder caregivers
Joel Anderson, associate professor in the College of Nursing and co-chair of the Chancellor’s Commission for LGBT People at UT, along with his research team, recently received a $151,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging to study LGBT caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, or ADRD.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

View details about these and more professional development opportunities on the ORE website.

Register for 2019 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Institute (PWI)

The 2019 NSF CAREER PWI is reserved for CAREER-eligible faculty members who are submitting (or resubmitting) a proposal to the July 2019 deadlines. This year’s PWI will cover effective strategies for crafting the proposal, as well as UT resources available in support of broader impacts and the education plan. The program is open to assistant professors who have not applied more than two times and who will be untenured as of Oct. 1, 2019.


Robin Avia established an endowed professorship in Architecture and Design—Katrice Morgan named associate director of equity and diversity—Katie Carpenter voted February Sustainability Champion
Read all recent Recognitions

Critical Race Symposium Announced

The UT Critical Race Collective Community of Scholars will host a critical race symposium, “New Perspectives on Research and Scholar-Activism,” on April 5, from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Howard Baker Center. The symposium will feature scholarship by UT faculty and students and a panel discussion on how to improve the campus racial climate.

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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