Advanced Solar Conversion Devices for Energy Conversion Nanostructures EPSCOR

Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education (TN-SCORE) is Tennessee's first NSF RII Track 1 Research Infrastructure award. It will provide a unique opportunity to develop the platform for enhanced research capacity and greater competitiveness within all Tennessee's diverse academic institutions.

Tennessee EPSCoR

Tennessee is a designated EPSCoR state. EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is a program administered by the National Science Foundation to assist states in boosting the level of research funding provided by NSF.

The Tennessee State EPSCoR Committee, created in Tennessee in April 2003, was established by the Tennessee public higher education system, Vanderbilt University and administrative and legislative branches of State government to capitalize on this opportunity. This committee is charged with defining the process for identifying and focusing investments on specific research areas to improve research competitiveness across Tennessee and the United States.

In addition, the committee is charged with making recommendations and programs to increase the research and research competitiveness across Tennessee. Major goals of the committee include:

•Increase collaboration between universities and the State of Tennessee
•Improve the educational science and technology learning
•Increase educational opportunities of under-represented groups

Kentucky Organic Electronic Materials Symposium

This Symposium is designed to introduce researchers from EPSCoR states to the latest in organic electronics materials design and characterization, as well as present the current state-of-the-art in the performance of polymeric, blended, and pure small-molecule semiconductors in applications such as photovoltaics, thin-film transistors, sensors and other applications.Travel funds available. Read More »

Technology Maturation Fund Program

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for the seventh annual UTRF Maturation Funding program. Proposals are due into your Research Office by close of business October 18, 2013. The program helps UT researchers further develop technologies that have potential for commercial success. Up to $15,000 in direct costs will be awarded to the highest ranking proposals. Read More »

Now Being Accepted: TN-SCORE Summer REU Applications

During the summer, there are competitive opportunities for undergraduates to work within TN-SCORE research groups. The summer TN-SCORE Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program is an 8-10 week program. Students will receive a $4000 stipend, housing, and supplies. Depending on the host institution, the stipend may differ and a meal plan may be included. In 2014, the host universities are the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Vanderbilt University. Funding is provided by NSF EPS-1004083. Read More »