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The Program for Excellence & Equity in Research (PEER) is an initiative to increase the number of exceptional underrepresented students graduating with doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PEER seeks to advance a doctoral student’s competitiveness and interest in their chosen career field by offering professional development, ambitious research and dynamic mentoring opportunities.


Upcoming Events for PEER Scholars

*Earth and Planetary Sciences Building (EPS Building)


Thursday, April 13

  • 1st Year topic:  Review & Critique Research Statement
    • Location:  EPS Building 405                  
    • Facilitator:  Gladys Alexandre, Ph.D.
  • 2nd Year topic:  Peer Review Research Statement
    • Location:  EPS Building 405                  
    • Facilitator:  Gladys Alexandre, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 20

  • Topic:  How To’s, Available resources (both internal & external), and Guidance
  • Location:  EPS Building 405
  • Facilitator: Louise Nuttle, Ph.D. Director of Faculty Development Team, Office of Research & Engagement

Thursday, April 27

  • Year 1 Only
    • Submit Proposal for Review (rubric must be completed by 3 reviewers) (PEER faculty mentor, Research Advisor, 1- additional faculty member)

Thursday, June 1    

  • ALL PEER – Spring Semester Progress Reports are due by Thursday, June 1, 2017.
  • Submit reviewers feedback to proposal by 5 PM to Sekeenia,

June-July 2017

  • Continue refining your Pre-doctoral Fellowship Application (1st Yr.)

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