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Global Research Office

The Global Research Office (GRO) catalyzes the University of Tennessee’s faculty to extend their research and reach across the world. It does so by supporting faculty initiatives to cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships and international research initiatives. These initiatives can be broadly defined, but encompass collaborations that build on expertise across two or more countries, internationally-based or focused topics, and research that is undergirded by an international affiliation or memorandum of understanding.  

The Global Research Office’s underlying philosophy is that scholarship, science, and service is enhanced through engagement with colleagues across the world. Through a commitment to collaboration as well as leveraging and sharing expertise globally, theory, practice, and knowledge are tested and refined. By growing global research networks, scholars are advancing new knowledge and creative works, solving troubling questions, and addressing some of the world’s most intractable problems.

The Global Research Office is interested in elevating and supporting faculty-led initiatives from across the University of Tennessee. We provide this support through several access points: