March 2, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 9



Newly Granted


Institutional funding opportunity available

New faculty members may be eligible to receive funding from the Health Science Center's Competitive Research Enhancement Fund (CREF). The CREF was established by the institutional strategic research planning committee to provide venture capital for new faculty serving at the assistant professor level who have the potential to obtain federal, private or industrial research grants within three years of receiving CREF support.

Eligible applicants:

  • can be new tenure-track or non-tenure track faculty;
  • are at the assistant professor level;
  • are from any of the Health Science Center schools;
  • must have joined the faculty between May 1, 1999, and May 1, 2001; and
  • must not have submitted two applications for CREF support since their employment at the UTHSC.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 1. Applications may be downloaded from the CREF Web page at's/cref/CREF.htm.

For more information, call Liz Buel at ext. 7-2330 or the office of the vice president for academic administration at ext. 7-2004.