What We Do

What We Do

The personnel of the Office of Research support the university's mission by:

  • Disseminating information on funding opportunities for research, scholarly and creative activities.
  • Providing background information for use in proposals.
  • Conducting seminars and workshops on proposal writing and funding sources.
  • Assisting faculty in the development of proposals.
  • Reviewing proposals for accuracy, completeness and compliance with university, state and federal regulations.
  • Preparing and negotiating grants and contracts.
  • Administering Tennessee's Public Records Act (T.C.A. 49-7-120) relative to sponsored research and services.
  • Executing awarded contracts and processing activation forms to establish accounts.
  • Assisting faculty in protecting their ideas and implementing technology transfer activities.
  • Monitoring compliance with a broad range of federal policies and guidelines that regulate research activities in the following areas: responsible conduct of research, research ethics, human subjects research and the humane care and use of animals in laboratory research and experimentation.
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