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TN-SCORE Research Stimulation Awards (RSA)


-Support the development of junior investigators so they can obtain other major funding.

-Encourage universities and industry to work cooperatively on renewable energy research.  

Application Details

1. All proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF format to

2. All proposals must be submitted through your university research office. Awards will support direct costs only.

3. Review of proposals begins July 15, 2012. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis as funding allows.

4. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of TN-SCORE technical participants.

Proposal Requirements

A. Title of the Project

B. Name of Investigator(s), Title, Office Address, Telephone Number, E-mail, Institution & Industry Partners (if applicable)

C. Total Amount of Grant Funds Being Applied for From TN-SCORE (must range between $5,000-$50,000) Awards will not be subject to university indirect costs.

D. Proposed Length of Project Recommended time frame 2-6 months for Stage 1 awards and 6-12 months for Stage 2 awards). Include the anticipated beginning date and completion date.

E. Expected Outcomes within the TN-SCORE Impact Areas Research, Workforce  Development, Diversity, Cyberinfrastructure, External Engagement, & Sustainability (as applicable).

F. Abstract This section should be limited to 250 words and should summarize the proposed research/project, outlining succinctly the objective and methodology.

G. Statement of work and Industry Support (if applicable).This portion of the proposal should be limited to 2-3 pages.

H. Appendix Supporting materials, e.g., survey or supporting letter.

I. Biographical Sketch(es) Give the following information for the investigator(s) listed on page 1. Begin with the Principal Investigator/Program Director. All relevant participants should submit curriculum vitae. TN-SCORE encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply. 

Please contact with questions.

Karoline Null (University of Tennessee, Martin) Speaks about her RSA Experience