Welcome to the University of Tennessee Research Council
Welcome to the web page of the Research Council, a committee of
the Faculty Senate for the Knoxville campus, the Institute of Agriculture,
and the Space Institute. The Research Council serves as the faculty's
advisory body to the Office of Research. Members work with the Office
of Research to review faculty proposals for the SARIF
GRA fund, the SARIF
infrastructure fund, and EPPE
awards. Members also review dossiers for the Chancellor's awards
for research and creative achievement and for professional promise.
In addition, the Research Council has extensive involvement in
most of the University's programs that pertain to research. Among
other projects, the Council has assisted in developing the UT Research
Foundation, was instrumental in beginning the "Refresh"
program for faculty workstations, and reviewed the University's
Conflict of Interest policies. More generally, we maintain regular
contact with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and work to raise the
public's awareness of the University of Tennessee's research programs.
Faculty of the Health Science Center in Memphis are served by a
separate faculty senate