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Knoxville-Area National Science Foundation Grants Ranked by Amount Awarded to Date
Rank
'17
Title
Organization
Phone
Website
Awarded to date
Award type
Start-end date
Description
Program manager
Principal investigator
1A National Institute for Computational Sciences to Provide Leading-Edge Computational Support for Breakthrough Science and Engineering Research
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$84,527,695
Cooperative agreement
October 1, 2007-June 30, 2017
In partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other research organizations, UT will operate a sequence of high-performance computational resources on behalf of the science and engineering research community
Edward Walker
Thomas Zacharia
2NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$24,682,208
Cooperative agreement
August 15, 2011-July 31, 2018
Develop transforming technologies to address the needs of an aging power grid infrastructure to allow reliable operation of the electric transmission infrastructure over vast distances and over multiple time scales
Eduardo Misawa
Kevin Tomsovic
3NIMBioS: National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$15,652,200
Cooperative agreement
September 1, 2013-August 31, 2018
Continues funding of a center to foster reseach and education at the interface of mathematical and biological sciences to address fundamental and applied biological questions while advancing mathematical sciences and fostering development of transdisciplinary researchers
Samuel M. Scheiner
Colleen Jonsson
4Collaborative Research: ASPIRE: Appalachian Students Promoting the Integration of Research in Education
University of Tennessee
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
utk.edu
$2,887,974
Standard grant
September 15, 2016-August 31, 2021
Support high achieving, low-income Appalachian students who attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville or Chattanooga to complete degrees in science by providing scholarships, research-focused living/learning communities, mentored research opportunities, academic transition seminars, career-building fellowships, family activities
Stephanie August
Erin Hardin
5TEACH/Here
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$2,782,169
Continuing grant
September 1, 2010-August 31, 2017
Partnership between UT, the Public Education Foundation, Hamilton Co. Schools and Knox Co. Schools with the goal of improving the learning and life outcomes of students by recruiting, preparing and supporting through an alternative pathway exceptional and effective mathematics and science teachers to teach in the districts' high-need schools
Keith Sverdrup
Susan Benner
6SI2-SSI: Collaborative Proposal: Performance Application Programming Interface for Extreme-Scale Environments
University of Tennessee
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
utk.edu
$2,126,446
Standard grant
September 1, 2015-August 31, 2019
Addresses need for performance optimization of High Performance Computing systems through integrating critical performance application programming interface enhancements that flow from both governmental and industry research investments
Rajiv Ramnath
Jack Dongarra
7Research and Instructional Strategies for Engineering Retention - RISER
University of Tennessee
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
utk.edu
$2,000,000
Continuing grant
July 1, 2011-June 30, 2017
Program of interventions designed to increase the first- to second-year retention rate of two at-risk, first-year engineering student populations: those that do not qualify for first-year engineering fundamentals due to low scores on the ACT math test and on the institution's math placement test, and women in the honors program
Connie Della-Piana
Claudia Rawn
8Graduate Research Fellowship Program
University of Tennessee
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
utk.edu
$1,983,667
Fellowship
August 1, 2014-July 31, 2019
Provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research and who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within the National Science Foundation's mission
Gisele Muller-Parker
Carolyn Hodges
9Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Genetic, Phylogenetic and Functional Microbial Diversity in Permanently Frozen Aquatic Sediments Over Geological Time
University of Tennessee
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
utk.edu
$1,554,984
Standard grant
August 15, 2014-July 31, 2019
A study of microbial communities in Siberian permafrost, the oldest known sediments in the Northern Hemisphere, to determine if microbes embedded in permafrost are extinct or actively living communities that have been evolving since being buried
Douglas Levey
Tatiana Vishnivetskaya
10MRI: Development of and Broad-Based Materials Research with the Next Generation Nanomechanical Testing Laboratory
University of Tennessee
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
utk.edu
$1,542,631
Standard grant
August 15, 2014-July 31, 2019
Research partners from nine academic institutions and a national laboratory are developing the next generation nanomechanical testing laboratory and using it to advance understanding of materials for applications such as advanced batteries, welding, micro-electromechanical systems, additive manufacturing, protective ceramic coatings, space power systems and two-dimensional sheet structures1
Leonard Spinu
George Pharr
11BIGDATA: Collaborative Research: IA: OSCAR - Open Source Supply Chains and Avoidance of Risk: An Evidence Based Approach to Improve FLOSS Supply Chains
University of Tennessee
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
utk.edu
$1,300,000
Standard grant
September 1, 2016-August 31, 2020
Collect and integrate massive public operational data representing development activity and source code from all open source projects and use it to develop novel theories, methods and tools to advance the state of knowledge of software supply chains for the purpose of assessing their risks and pursuing solutions to mitigate those risks
Almadena Chtchelkanova
Audris Mockus
12NSF Participation in the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations Office
Federal Building
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-576-0885
energy.gov/em/oak-ridge-site
$1,257,907
Interagency agreement
June 15, 2015-May 31, 2018
Provides opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to spend eleven months working in Federal agencies or in U.S. Congressional offices, applying their extensive knowledge and classroom experiences to national education program and/or education policy efforts
Rebecca Kruse
Julie Carruthers
1 When fully developed, the system will be operated as a national shared user facility in the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials at the University of Tennessee
Source: National Science Foundation website; active grants in 2016. Information obtained on Feb. 13, 2017. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.