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Global Catalyst Faculty Research Grant Program

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Catalyst Faculty Research Grant Program is a joint effort of UT’s Center for Global Engagement and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development. The program provides funding for faculty-led partnerships with international universities, institutions of higher education, and research institutes.

The focus of these funds is specifically aimed at creating a strong foundation for or conducting globally-engaged collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities. Generating at least one external research proposal submission is a key deliverable of the Global Catalyst Faculty Research Grant Program. Proposal submissions should support international activities and should be submitted no more than one-year after the seed award end date.


The deadline for proposals is November 5, 2021 at 5 pm ET.
All awarded funds must be expended and travel completed by December 31, 2022.


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