The Joint Directed Research and Development (JDRD) program offers an opportunity for collaborative research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
A joint UT and ORNL venture, JDRD complements the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program (LDRD) at ORNL; LDRD is a Department of Energy program that encourages multi-program DOE laboratories such as ORNL to select a limited number of projects with the potential to position the lab for scientific and technical leadership in future national initiatives. The JDRD program identifies and supports corresponding areas of research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Projects approved for the program have both a University of Tennessee and an Oak Ridge National Laboratory component.
JDRD awards run for two years with a progress assessment at the end of year one to determine if second-year funding will be awarded. Second-year funding is based on the development of the partnership and the research progress thus far.
JDRD Point of Contact