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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Catalyst Program is a joint effort of UT’s Center for International Education and Office of Research and Engagement as well as the Smith Center for International Development at the UT Institute of Agriculture. The program provides funding for faculty-led partnerships with international universities, institutions of higher education, and research institutes.

We have restructured a portion of the Ready for the World grant program to create this new grant program.

Through the Global Catalyst Program, we will make annual awards to UT and UT Institute of Agriculture faculty interested in establishing institutional partners in a dozen thematic areas based on UT’s strengths and international needs:

  • Advanced materials and manufacturing
  • Computation and data sciences
  • Energy science and technology
  • Food safety, food security, and hunger
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Nuclear sciences
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Humanities and artistic expression
  • Healthy communities and impacts
  • Culture, identities, and public policy
  • Research on formal and informal education
  • Veterinary medicine/animal science/comparative medicine

While this funding opportunity is focused on research, there will be resources made available to student groups and those wishing to pursue student-focused global programming in the future.