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Office of Research

What We Do

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) serves as a focal point for matters relating to research and similar scholarly activities. In its mission, the ORED helps faculty identify funding opportunities and develop research proposals by providing information on support sources and background information. The ORED staff also reviews and approves proposals before submission to funding agencies, prepares and negotiates contracts, and executes awarded contracts. The ORED, working in conjunction with Grant Accounting, then ensures that awards and contracts are compliant with federal, state, sponsor, and Tennessee Tech regulations, terms and conditions. To further help faculty reach their research goals, the staff also conducts seminars and workshops on proposal writing and funding sources and assists with intellectual property matters such as patents and copyrights. PLEASE NOTE:  Our Research and Sponsored Programs Handbook has been archived for reference purposes. The overall structure contained within the handbook is accurate, but specific links, rates and information may not be up-to-date.  Please use our active website pages as the source for the latest information. 

See our Roles and Responsibilities page for information about others' roles in the grant process.  


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