NISER Joins ORE, Develops New Evaluation Office
NISER Joins ORE, Develops New Evaluation Office
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Why do some wounds heal quickly while others heal slowly? That is at the heart of Ralph Lydic’s research application recently submitted to the National Institutes of Health.
Learn more about Lydic's research

NISER Joins ORE, Develops New Evaluation Office

The National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research (NISER), formerly part of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a National Science Foundation-supported center, is now under the direction of the Office of Research and Engagement. NISER will be part of a larger initiative at ORE: the Evaluation Office for Learning and Visioning Excellence (eVOLve).
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August Awards

August Awards Breakdown Now Available

A total of $26,650,246 was granted to UT researchers in August 2019. This number indicates an increase over the previous month.

Fall RCR Workshop Next Friday

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.
UT’s Tickle College of Engineering has announced an agreement with IBM that includes the award of high-performance computing hardware based on the same technology as the world’s most powerful supercomputer, Summit, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
environmental health and safety
The Biosafety Program and the Radiation Safety Department have moved from the Office of Research and Engagement and are now housed under EHS. As part of EHS’s restructuring, several programs have merged and new initiatives have been launched. Learn more at
Lemur Darwin
Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor of Art and self-appointed director of the Hokes Archives, will take his fictitious creatures to North Carolina State University’s Gregg Museum of Arts & Design in Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibition, titled Fantastic Fauna—Chimeric Creatures will run through January 26, 2020.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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

Science Alliance Announces New Internal Funding Opportunity

The Science Alliance has announced a call for proposals for an internal funding opportunity. Support for Affiliated Research Teams (StART) was established to further build on Science Alliance’s strong history of fostering collaboration between UT and ORNL researchers. Typical awards are $75k. The program has a single call with semiannual deadlines, the next of which is November 1, 2019.
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Apply for ORE’s New Research Development Academy

The Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of Research and Engagement are pleased to call for applications to the new Research Development Academy.
The Research Development Academy focuses on empowering each participant to advance their research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, especially those activities identified in departmental promotion and tenure guidelines. The program provides a safe environment for faculty to network with each other and resources for participants to move their research agenda forward in a focused way.


Rosalind I. J. Hackett receives an honorary chieftaincy in Nigeria—Craig Gillam awarded 2019 AIA Tennessee President's Award
Read all recent Recognitions

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