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The University of Tennessee

Consortium Research Sponsor

For Sponsorship Information

Tierney Bates
Asst Development Director
Development Office
120 Perkins Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-6401
Fax: (865) 974-0889

Consortium Research Sponsorship (CRS) enables a sponsor to form a close relationship with specific areas of research by placing an employee-in-residence in the Lab. The employee is given an office and the opportunity to work closely with principal investigators and students on specific projects. In addition, a CRS sponsor joins one of the Labís several consortia/joint programs, which connect a group of sponsors with a group of Lab faculty and research staff focused on a common agenda.


  • Membership in one consortia/joint programs;
  • Company employee-in-residence;
  • Visiting privileges;
  • Customized company with a strategic brainstorming session;
  • Invitation to sponsor week (twice a year);
  • Invitation to lectures and special events;
  • Non-exclusive, license-fee-free, royalty-free licensing rights for IP;
  • Access to all UT-JISS publications and password-protected sponsor Web site.

Membership: $000 a year for a minimum of three years.