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