July 2016 Sponsored Program Activity

Greetings, Please join me in commending UTC faculty and staff who have received awards or submitted proposals for sponsored programs in January 2016. These projects are also listed on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs’ blog.  Best regards, Meredith   Funded Proposals (7/1/2016 – 7/30/2016) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $250,017 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Stuart Benkert, Director of Complete College Tracking

NSF Funding Opportunities – Fall 2016

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) – Oct 19, 2016 The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.   Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs – Oct 19, 2016 Computing and Communication Foundations advances computing and communication theory, algorithms for computer

2016 SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) – Deadline Sept. 9th

UPDATE: Deadline for registration is Sept. 9th, so make sure you enter while there is still time! As part of the Southern Conference Academic Exchange, Wofford College will host the first SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) on Oct. 28-29, 2016. The forum will feature students and faculty from the 10 Southern Conference institutions presenting their research projects in all disciplines of the Arts, Humanities and STEM. The event will

2017 THEC Improving Teacher Quality Grant RFP

Attention educators: The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is now accepting proposals for its 2017 Improving Teacher Quality grant program! The ITQ program looks for professional development projects that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), English Language Arts and Social Studies for middle and high school grades, and will award 20 projects up to $75,000. The recommended notice of interest date is August 31st – the form to submit your notice is

Resetting Passwords on FastLane/Research.gov

On Monday, August 1, NSF will implement a more convenient and secure process for resetting NSF passwords. NSF awardees and proposers will no longer be able to reach out to Sponsored Projects Offices (SPO) to reset their passwords on both FastLane and Research.gov; instead, they can reset their own password. Please note that this implementation was rescheduled from Monday, July 25, due to a power outage which caused all

May & June 2016 Submissions and Awards

Funded Proposals (05/1/2016 – 06/30/2016) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $2,014,286 in external grant and contract awards: Ms. Belinda Brownlee, Program Director for Upward Bound, has been awarded $302,271 from the US Department of Education for the Upward Bound program through 2016-2017. This is the continuation of a five-year grant originally awarded in 2012, which helps Upward Bound to identify low-income and potential first generation

2016 Faculty PREP Award Winners

We’re proud to announce the 2016 recipients of the UTC Faculty Pre-Tenure Enhancement Program (PREP) awards!  UTC’s faculty is one of its most important resources, and these awards are designed to help push their careers forward, maximizing these investments made by both the individual and the university. PREP gives pre-tenure faculty the opportunity to bolster their research portfolio in anticipation of the promotion and tenure process by giving successful

April 2016 Submissions & Awards

Funded Proposals (04/1/2016 – 04/31/2016) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $361,445 in external grant and contract awards: Mr. Andy Carroll, Director of UTC’s Interdisciplinary Geospatial Teaching Lab (IGTLab), secured an additional $100,000 from the Lyndhurst Foundation for year two of the IGTLab project. Funds will be used to support the development and staffing of the lab. Ms. Sandy Cole, Executive Director of the Center for

February & March 2016 Submissions and Awards

Funded Proposals (02/1/2016 – 03/31/2016) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $997,444 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. David Aborn, Associate Professor of Biology, received an additional $4,605 from the Tennessee River Gorge Trust to supplement a pre-existing project aimed to locate Cerulean Warbler nests in the Gorge and, using a combination of banding and radiotelemetry, monitor post-fledging movements and survival. The additional funds will

January 2016 Submissions & Awards

Funded Proposals (01/1/2016 – 01/31/2016) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $170,351 in external grant and contract awards: Drs. Chris Cunningham, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Psychology, and Gary Liguori, Department Head of Health & Human Performance, received $8,500 from McKee Foods Corporation to study the correlation between the corporation’s wellness-directed fitness programming and good personal metabolic health. Dr. Lucien Ellington, UC Foundation Professor of Education,

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