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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

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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

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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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November & December 2015 Submissions & Awards

Funded Proposals (11/1/2015-12/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $470,007 in external grant and contract awards: Mr. Chuck Cantrell, Associate Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communication, attracted $126,496 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to continue radio station programming for the upcoming year. Ms. Ruth Grover, Director and Curator of Cress Gallery and Collections and member of UTC’s Art Department, received $6,000 from the National Endowment

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September 2015 Submissions & Awards

Funded Proposals (9/1/2015-9/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $1,441,526 in external grant and contract awards: Mr. Andy Carroll, GIS Manager at the Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies, secured $15,000 from the Tennessee Valley Authority to continue work on a statewide, interactive paddling web map and river resource database. The additional funding will support ongoing efforts to collect and digitize high quality digital media for

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April 2015 Awards and Submissions

Funded Proposals (4/1/2015-4/30/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $396,735 in external grant and contract awards: Mr. Andy Carroll, GIS Manager at the Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies, secured $100,000 from the Lyndhurst Foundation to establish the Interdisciplinary Geospatial Teaching Lab (IGTLab). The IGTLab will facilitate applied research in multiple fields through partnerships with faculty, experts, and industry leaders in the fields of ecology, geology,

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March 2015 Awards and Submissions

Funded Proposals (3/1/2015-3/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $281,488 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Lucien Ellington, UC Foundation Professor of Education, received $20,000 from the Apgar Foundation to offer teacher institutes through UTC’s Center for Reflective Citizenship (CRC), which aims to further civic education in K-12 schools and undergraduate programs. Additionally, the project will expand the activities presented at Constitution Day, an annual

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December 2014 Awards and Submissions

Funded Proposals (12/1/2014-12/31/2014) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $156,317 in external grant and contract awards: Ms. Sandy Cole, Director of the Center for Community Career Education (CCCE), received $15,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga to initiate “College Knowledge, Now!” and Moc College Day, in conjunction with its Postsecondary Awareness with Success program. Through this program, UTC student ambassadors will travel to elementary schools

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November 2014 Awards and Submissions

Funded Proposals (11/1/2014-11/30/2014) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $62,218 in external grant and contract awards: Ms. Sandy Cole, Director of the Center for Community Career Education (CCCE), secured $12,123 from the Hamilton County Department of Education to continue the Postsecondary Awareness with Success (PAWS) program for 4th and 5th grade students at Brown Academy. The students will learn the importance of academic success in elementary

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August 2014 Submissions and Awards

Funded Proposals (8/1/2014-8/31/2014) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $607,999 in external grant and contract awards: Ms. Twyler Boykin, Project Director of Upward Bound Math and Science, attracted $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to continue the Promoting Resolve in Science and Math (PRISM) program during the 2014-15 academic year.  The goal of PRISM is to strengthen the math and science skills of local high school

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