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TBR establishes research funds for diversity

With the dismissal of the Geier v. Tennessee lawsuit in September 2006, the Tennessee Board of Regents has established a pool of funds to support faculty research related to diversity.

The Office of Academic Affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents invites education policy- and practice-related research proposals allied with diversity. Research grants are available for faculty at all Tennessee Board of Regents institutions of higher education. Proposals are encouraged from a variety of disciplines.
With the dismissal of the Geier v. Tennessee lawsuit in September 2006, the Tennessee Board of Regents has established a pool of funds to support faculty research related to diversity.

The Office of Academic Affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents invites education policy- and practice-related research proposals allied with diversity. Research grants are available for faculty at all Tennessee Board of Regents' institutions of higher education. Proposals are encouraged from a variety of disciplines.

Awards for research grants to individual faculty members are up to $50,000. Research clusters of three or more faculty members and undergraduate/graduate students who will work collaboratively to apply their theoretical knowledge and research expertise to systemic and extended study of important diversity issues may be awarded up to $100,000 per cluster. Successful applicants will be expected to submit for review a progress report and a final report.

Research grantees' final reports should be of a quality and in a format suitable for publication in a scholarly journal.

Proposals for research grants will be reviewed in February 2008, with funding decisions made within a month of the review date. The deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 30, 2008. Awards will be announced in March 2008. Research must be completed and submitted to TBR by June 30, 2009.

For more information about the aplication process, contact either Dr. Paula Myrick Short, (615) 366-4411, or e-mail paula.short@tbr.edu, or Dr. Pam Knox (615) 366-3975 or e-mail pamela.knox@tbr.edu.