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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.

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August 30, 2023 — The Global Catalyst Grant Program has been paused to evaluate program impact. The Center for Global Engagement is working with the Office of the Provost, ORIED and awardees to review the program and determine the best global funding opportunities for the campus community. During the reevaluation process, Center for Global Engagement funding is available for strategic ideas focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and ORIED’s five research gateways. If you have an idea, or are seeking funding, email Dr. Gretchen Neisler.

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