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Please note:  Grant applications must follow the Office of Research protocols.  An Intent to Submit must be completed, and the Proposal Endorsement Form must be routed to our office to receive permission to submit.  

  • The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has issued a Request for Application (RFA) for Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Program Funding Opportunity for which your business or organization may be interested.

    This award is intended to support evidence-based initiatives that improve the quality of life and/or quality of care for individuals residing in Nursing Home facilities in the state.

    All of the information shown below is detailed in the Request for Application and it is available in PDF format and may be downloaded from the Department of Health “Funding Opportunities” website:


    RFA Number:  34305-22121
    Pre-response Teleconference:  February 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time
    Deadline for Applications:  March 19, 2021
    Anticipated Contract Start Date:  August 1, 2021

  • FY 2022 TBR SERS GRANTS:  TBR recently released a call for proposals for the FY 2022 TBR Student Engagement, Retention, and Success (SERS) initiative. Please forward this email and the attached information on to interested individuals in your units. All applications are due on March 25, 2021. The grant period will be from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 and the maximum funding is $50,000.

    1.  Email Information
    2.  Program Description
    3.  Sample Application
    4.  Walk-through Guide
    5.  Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal

  • NSF Weekly Update

  • The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.  The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge.  NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities. 

    Please visit the program page for eligibility information along with the program solicitation and FAQs.  A presentation on the NSF CAREER funding program from the December 3, 2020, NSF Fall 2020 Virtual Grants Conference can be viewed at the following link:

  • Grand Challenges:  Solving Global Health and Development Problems for Those Most in Need

  • Solar Energy Innovators Program Opportunity
    The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electric utilities, energy service providers, and electric public utility commissions as the levels of solar energy, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs), increase on the electrical grid.  Please see the link above for more information.  

  • Call for Rapid Access Proposals for COVID-19 Research Using Neutron Scattering Resources (

    With the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences neutron sources will provide remote rapid access to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies. Beamlines that will be made available at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include neutron macromolecular crystallography, small angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy and imaging beamlines.

    Researchers who would like to use these resources should submit a short rapid access proposal, outlining experiment aims and scope, at A facility scientist will contact you regarding your proposal within 2 days. Scientific and technical questions should be sent to Dean Myles at

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