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!
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
- Office of Research (ORED) - The office provides several updated funding resources and opportunities to assist researchers in writing grants.
- Cornerstone OpsWATCH - Use your Tennessee Tech username and password to login.
- TN Economic and Community Development grant calendar
- USDA - TN Rural Development Notices of solicitations