Each summer, the UTC campus holds numerous institutionally-hosted and grant-sponsored research initiatives on-site. These summer activities include departmental research programs, NSF REU cohorts, and many others. With the ongoing disruptions caused by Covid-19 and new guidelines from federal, state, and local officials extending the social distancing guidelines, UTC has made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person research group activities on our campus for Summer 2020.
For grant-funded programming, based on initial information from sponsors, we anticipate that our funders will be understanding of this change. If you are the PI or PD on a grant with a summer program component, please begin working with your sponsor to determine the next steps which may include some combination of deferring activities into a future year, getting a no-cost extension to extend the end-date, changing the scope of your project, etc. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email ORSP staff Angie-Johnson@utc.edu or Tracey-Woodbury@utc.edu.
Joanne G. Romagni,
Vice Chancellor for Research
Dean of the Graduate School