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Office of Research CORNET Awards (Collaborative Research Network)

The Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards provide seed money to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based research which will give rise to future extramural funding.

Since its launch in 2016, the CORNET Awards program has provided funding for a variety of projects, including cross-college collaborations within UTHSC,  system collaborations across all UT campuses (Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, as well as the institute of agriculture, the college of veterinary medicine, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory), collaborations between UTHSC and other Mid-South universities, collaborations with industry partners for drug discovery and development, and collaborations with academic partners across the globe.  Browse the categories below to learn about past awards in each.



CORNET Collaborations

UTHSC Cross-College Collaborations

Stimulate interdisciplinary research across UTHSC college boundaries

2017 Cross-College CORNETs:

CORNET- Clinical: Stimulate research productivity among UTHSC faculty members functioning as clinicians (physicians, dentists, clinical psychologists, RNs, physical and occupational therapists, clinical pharmacists, etc.)

USA Collaborations

Awards for collaborative research in areas of shared interest/strength between UTHSC and other Mid-South universities. Aiming to create a collaborative encompassing each of the six areas of excellence designated in the Operational Strategic Plan for Research.

UTHSC, Tulane University and University of Mississippi Medical Center - Health Disparities Research:

UTHSC/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Substance Abuse:

UTHSC/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Cancer:

UTHSC/University of Memphis - Adverse Childhood Experiences

Industry Collaborations

Aims to launch drug discovery programs based on new and unique biology of disease that will fill significant unmet medical needs.

This initiative is a unique opportunity for developing a broad collaborative program in drug discovery that will generate new intellectual property and patents, and establis new academic-industry partnerships that could lead to the founding of new companies.

UTHSC/Southern Research - Drug Discovery and Development:

Global Collaborations

Awards for collaborative research in areas of shared interest/strength between UTHSC and our global partners.

UTHSC/Harbin Medical University:

UTHSC/West China Hospital- Sichuan University:



CORNET Symposiums

CORNET Awards symposiums are held to honor award teams and provide award recipients an opportunity to present their findings and share their discoveries.

May 26, 2022