Office of Research News

Research Week Begins March 26

Research Week

The campus’s third annual Research Week kicks off on Monday, March 26, highlighting undergraduate research and creative activities across campus. The highlight of the week is the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement on Wednesday and Thursday in the University Center Ballroom. The week concludes with the Honors Symposium on Saturday, March 31, at the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

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.

Changes in National Institutes of Health eRA Commons Access

UT faculty who have National Institutes of Health eRA Commons access may be affected by a new log-in process implemented by the agency. Those who established their eRA Commons account before October 8, 2011, have until February 22, 2012, to change their password.

Donated Books Arrive Today at L&N STEM Academy

The university has collected hundreds of books to help Knox County’s newest high school, the L&N STEM Academy, fill its library shelves. Today a truck will load up donated books and deliver them to the STEM Academy, a magnet high school focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Book Drive for L&N STEM Academy

Help Knox County’s newest high school put books on its library shelves by joining the campus book drive from February 3 through February 10. Books must be donated with no strings attached and may be used in any way that benefits the new high school library or Knox County schools.

EUReCA Highlights Undergraduate Achievement


The University of Tennessee’s sixteenth annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement will be held March 28-29 at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Ballroom. EURēCA highlights research and creative projects completed by UT Knoxville students in collaboration with a faculty mentor.

UT Knoxville Spends Record Amount on Research; Important Step for Top 25

The University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus invested a record $153.8 million in research projects and public service programs for federal and state governments and private industry in fiscal year 2011. This investment impacts our future through the discoveries made and our economy through the people hired and equipment purchased.

How Do You Hear About Research on Campus?

The UT Knoxville Office of Research wants to know how faculty and staff receive news about scholarly research and sponsored programs. A brief survey has been posted to collect responses on Office of Research communications tools and other sources of scholarly/research information that are important to faculty and research-related staff.

Funding Proposal Deadline Extended

The deadline for proposals to the Equipment and Infrastructure Fund administered by the UT Office of Research has been extended two weeks until noon on Friday, October 28. The fund, totaling approximately $300,000 annually, supports research-related equipment purchases, upgrades, and repairs.

Fourth Candidate for Vice Chancellor for Research Visits This Week

UT Knoxville’s search for a vice chancellor for research continues this week with a visit from the fourth candidate and a public forum. Timothy Killeen, Lyall Research Professor at the University of Colorado and assistant director for geosciences at the National Science Foundation, will speak from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7, in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.