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External Funding and Research News

Thank you to everyone who has attended training this semester. The remaining trainings are as follows:

November 6th at 2:30pm in Claxton 451

Writing aims/objectives with a matching budget

In this session, we will go through exercises on how to develop a budget that is tied to your aims or goals and objectives. RSVP to CEHHSresearch@utk.edu.

Mandatory Effort Certification

Don’t forget to email Dawn Hawkersmith with your desired time for the upcoming mandatory training for faculty (other than lecturer track who do not collaborate on grant funding)! Please pick more than one as sessions are getting full! The times are below:

11/13: 8:00-9:30             BEC 119

11/13: 1:00-2:30             BEC 119

11/14: 9:00-10:30           BEC 428

11/15: 2:30-4:00             BEC 118

11/16: 10:30-12:00         BEC 119

Collaborative Research Groups Update

Please don’t forget to reach out to the team leaders if you are interested in joining in the research team groups formed this Fall or have more questions:

STEM Research Group

Dr. Lynn Hodge, lhodge4@utk.edu

Cultural Competency Research Group

Dr. Samara Akpovo, smadrid1@utk.edu

Obesity and Physical Activity Research Group

Dr. Hollie Raynor, hraynor@utk.edu


Congrats! From March through July, 2018, we had 33 new external funding submissions totaling $12,505,072 and 17 new awards totaling $5,551,706. You can check out the full list of awardees and active proposal submissions below. Please celebrate your fellow faculty’s efforts with us as we continue to enhance the quality of life of the community through research, outreach and practice in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, University and beyond!

Check out what’s currently in the works…..

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            New Submissions



Strategic Plan

With input from the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Heads, Faculty, and Staff, our strategic plan for external funding and research was finalized.  You can view a copy here.

For the academic year 2018-2019, we will provide the following opportunities to assist faculty with obtaining external funding and enhancing their scholarship via:

  • Monthly workshops held the first Tuesday (2:30-3:30) of each listed month (Claxton 451)
    • Read ledgers and tracking expenditures – October
    • Write aims with a matching budget – November
    • Find and interpret funding opportunities – February
    • Compliance: IRB and Programs for Minors – March
    • Meet Office of Research and Engagement – April

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