Research Opportunity Awards for Faculty
Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) for faculty are designed for faculty at 2-year and 4-year institutions to establish long-term collaboration with a researcher in one of the TN-SCORE thrust areas. The information, techniques, and experience gained can be spread to the faculty award recipient’s campus, students, and colleagues. All universities involved in the EPSCoR thrust research areas are eligible to host faculty under this program. There is a summer experience in this program that may involve research at the scientific level, or focus on developing educational outreach programs. Funding provided by NSF EPS-1004083.
Tenure track faculty members at any four year college or university and all community college faculty in Tennessee are eligible to apply. Proposals submitted must be in the area of sustainable energy and directly related to the research of one of the TN-SCORE thrust research areas.
The faculty recipients will be provided with a summer stipend of $12,500 as well as a $7,500 start-up grant for use at their home institution to help translate the experience to the home institution. A travel subsidy will be provided to attend the TN-SCORE Annual Conference. Up to three faculty partnerships will be awarded statewide.
2012 ROA Recipients
Natalie Arnett, Fisk University
William Wan, Chattanooga State Community College
Steve Robinson, Belmont University
2011 ROA Recipients
Bert Lampson, East Tennessee State University
Robert Magruder, Belmont University
Justin Oelgoetz, Austin Peay State University