NSF News

NIMBioS Wins $18 Million Renewal Award from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18.6 million to UT for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to continue its interdisciplinary efforts in developing new mathematical approaches to problems across biology, from the level of the genome to individuals to entire ecosystems.

Five UT Students Win Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

From developing cheap biofuels to determining when people became monogamous, the research of some UT graduate students has gotten a boost from the National Science Foundation. Five students have received 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.

Three Researchers Win CAREER Awards

Kivanc Ekici

Three UT Knoxville faculty members have received substantial support from the National Science Foundation to pursue early-career research projects. Chemist Jon Philip Camden, physicist Norman Mannella, and aeronautic engineer Kivanc Ekici have received NSF CAREER awards, the foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

Workshop on NSF CAREER Program This Week

The Office of Research is offering a workshop on applying for the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which supports early-career faculty with five-year grants totaling from $400,000 to $700,000 a year. The workshop include two sessions, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Mach 6 and 7.

Three UT Students Win Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Three graduate students at UT Knoxville are recipients of the 2011 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.

UT to Receive NSF Grant to Study Climate Change

The UT Knoxville College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in partnership with the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Minnesota, are the recipients of a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project “Understanding Climate Change: A Data Driven Approach.” UT Knoxville’s segment of the total grant will be $900,000 over a five-year period.

UT Knoxville Alumni, Students Receive National Science Foundation Fellowships

Nine alumni and graduate students from UT Knoxville are recipients of the 2010 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF awards are given to students based on their potential as young scientists and for intellectual merit and broader impact. The fellowships are used to further their research.