University of Tennessee research encompasses programs on the flagship campus in Knoxville as well as initiatives of the Institute of Agriculture, the Institute for Public Service, the Health Science Center in Memphis, and the Space Institute in Tullahoma.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee at Martin also are active in research and other sponsored programs that provide strong regional impact.

The university has collaborative relationships with public agencies and private organizations including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Battelle Memorial Institute (forming UT-Battelle), Volkswagen Group of America, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Memphis Biotech Foundation.


Bernie Savarese
Bernie Savarese
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Research and Student Success

505 Summer Place
UT Tower #1258
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-974-3843


UT Research Foundation

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* Numbers reflect information 07/01/2022 – 08/31/2022 and are subject to change.


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