Institute for Nuclear Security

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville



2013 Seed Grants Initiative

INS ORU RFP_Page_1The INS announces its internal (UTK only) Request for Proposals for seed grants.

The objective of this Seed Grant Initiative is to both increase and diversify the number of UT faculty leading proposal development efforts in nuclear security under the auspices of the INS.  Nuclear security is an interdisciplinary field, and we are seeking to broaden our participating faculty – particularly in those academic units that have not typically worked with INS in the past.  We especially want to support new “entrants” into nuclear security proposal writing (including junior faculty, faculty in lower research activity departments, etc.) and hence enrich the University’s (and INS’s) portfolio of work in this field. 

Seed grants are to fund the growth of high-quality and meaningful research output in the area of nuclear security, specifically by fostering new proposals and broadening the participation of faculty in the INS.  The principle metric of success for these seed grants is the net increase in externally funded research within the INS umbrella for the recipient faculty.

Seed grant requests are open to and solicited from all academic units within the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus.  Individual investigators and small teams are encouraged to apply.

Proposals for seed grant funding must be received by September 6, 2013.  For more details, please see the RFP.

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