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Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Postdoctoral Research Program offers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in DOE’s fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire experience and training in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to designated DOE laboratories, universities, and contractor fusion energy centers. Deadline for the 2020-2021 cycle is December 16, 2019.


Student Mentoring and Research Training program (SMaRT) seeks to further promote research and utilize our unique partnership with ORNL by funding paid spring semester graduate mentors and 10-week undergraduate internships that focus on ORNL-related research with a UT faculty member. Graduate student mentors will meet with undergraduate students at least twice per year during the months of February–October. Find out more information about requirements and how to apply at scialli.utk.edu/smart/. Deadline for applications is October 31st.


Teaching and Learning Innovation has announced that the Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference 2020 will take place on March 31, 2020 in UT’s Student Union. This conference highlights the importance of good teaching in higher education settings by featuring the innovative teaching practices that occur in college classrooms across the state of Tennessee. The period for accepting proposals that highlight practices, pedagogies, and/or methods of delivery in the higher education context is now open. The deadline to submit your conference proposal is November 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. You can learn more and submit your proposal via the TLI website.