Rural Reimagined

Research and Grants

The following resources represent a collection of awarded Tennessee Tech grant abstracts, secondary data sources and helpful navigation to find funding materials, as well as definitions and descriptions of “rural” based on current data and research.

If you are interested in conducting rural-related research, please consider applying for the Grand Challenge Faculty Grant Program, endorsed by the Center of Rural Innovation! 

Faculty Grant Program

How is "Rural" Defined?

The term “rural” is defined in many ways, and its definition can be unique to specific fields. The definition used should be chosen based off a) project context, b) project audience/population, and c) the field of interest. Helpful information regarding specific resources with definitions of rural according to your field, areas of interests or purposes are provided below: 

Other Helpful Resources

Rural Grant Abstracts

Find Funding

Secondary Data Sources

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