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Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity, Engagement

Strengthen our capacity, productivity, and recognition across our total portfolio of research, scholarship, creative activity, and engagement.

Focus Areas

  • Excellence across the total research portfolio
  • Sponsored research competitiveness
  • Engagement and outreach
  • Research in the education mission
  • Infrastructure, core facilities, compliance

2020 Goals

  • Increase federal research expenditures to $200 million
  • Increase total sponsored research expenditures to $346 million


* Research expenditures are for the Knoxville area and include the UT Institute of Agriculture.