Investing in Collaborative Research
A Tennessee Center of Excellence since 1984, the Science Alliance is the longest continually operating organization facilitating collaborations between the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Recognizing a shared focus on expanding joint research and development between ORNL and UT’s faculty and graduate students, the Science Alliance fully integrated into the UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute in 2022.
Science Alliance’s Impact
$2 million annually in direct support to UT faculty and graduate students for joint UT-ORNL joint research
Funding for ~150 graduate students
StART grants to help faculty members early in their career foster relationships with ORNL to the new Faculty Fellows program that supports developed UT-ORNL collaborations