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Establishing Communities of Scholars, Centers and Institutes

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is soliciting proposals to establish new Communities of Scholars, Centers and Institutes. The College intends to provide financial, programmatic and administrative resources to establish new units organized for the explicit purpose of pursuing extramurally funded research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA) as well as establishing related educational and engagement programs. Support will be provided to originate wholly new endeavors and to expand or otherwise elevate existing RSCA units in the College. If support is being sought for an existing unit, the proposed pursuit must engender new opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable or unattainable. All endeavors must be based in the College but can involve partnerships with other Colleges or Schools at the University as well as external partner organizations like Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Informational events will be held at
8:30AM EST on February 5 (Ayres 308H) and
2PM EST on February 8, 2024 (Student Union 362A)

Remote attendance will be possible via this Zoom link.

Please upload a single combined PDF of your proposal package which should contain all of the following components: summary, pursuit description, references, biosketch(es), budget, and budget justification.