Research Grants

  • IMLS, “Experience Assessment: Building User Experience and Assessment Capabilities in Libraries and Information Centers”, Carol Tenopir (P.I.), Dania Bilal and Rachel Fleming-May (Co P.I.s). $811,501.00. June 1, 2016-May 2018.
  • U.S. Geological Survey, USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis (CSAS) Ecosystem Studies Program, Suzie Allard, P.I., Carol Tenopir, Senior Personnel. $450,000. September 2015-August 2020.
  • Mellon Foundation, “Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions,” Principal Investigator-MacKenzie Smith University of California, Davis. Focus Group and Survey Team – Carol Tenopir. $94,738. January 2015-July 2016.
  • NSF DataONE (Observation Network for Earth), Phase 2. Part of an international team led by William Michener, P.I., University of New Mexico. University of Tennessee, subcontract, ~$3 million. Co-leader of the Usability & Assessment Working Group, Co-Investigator, and member of the Leadership Team. August 2014-July 2019.
  • Elsevier, “Beyond Downloads,” Principal Investigator, $244,000. 2014-2015.
  • IMLS, Team Science. Co-P.I. ~$438,993, August 2014-May 2016.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, “Trust and Authority in Scholarly Communications in the Light of the Digital Transition,” Principal Investigator, $271,000. September 1, 2012-November 2013.
  • JISC U.K. (Joint Information Systems Committee), Scholarly journal information-seeking: measuring activity and value. Principal Investigator, $77,000. Jan 2011-Dec 2011.
  • IMLS, Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC), sub-recipient to the Univ. of Illinois. UT portion, $316,656. Co-Project Director. August 1, 2010-July 31, 2013.
  • IMLS, Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries (Lib-Value). Principal Investigator. $1 million. December 1, 2009-November 30, 2012.
  • NSF, DataNet, DataONE (Observation Network for Earth). Part of an international team led by William Michener, P.I., University of New Mexico. University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences portion, $3.1 million. Co-leader of the Assessment and Usability Working Group and member of the Management Team. 2009-2013.
  • USGS, Increasing Biodiversity Information Sources (IBIS), Principal Investigator, total for 3 years: $498,298. 2009-2011.
  • IMLS, ScienceLinks2: Phd. Co-Principal Investigator, $711,726 from IMLS, 2009-2013, total project cost $1,280,454.
  • University College London, subcontracting on a project for U.K. Research Information Network (RIN). $20,277. March 2009-January 2010.
  • Publishing Research Consortium, “Scholarly Journal Brands: A Study of Power and Perception,” $20,000. 2009-2010.
  • Elsevier, “Return on Investment” of e-journals to academic libraries: Phase 2, Principal Investigator, 2008-2009.
  • CSA, Project to evaluate “Deep Indexing”, co-Principal Investigator, 2006.
  • IMLS, “The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee: A Grass-Roots Approach to Volunteer Voices,” Head of evaluation team, 2005-2008. Total $938,580, SIS portion $150,000.
  • IMLS, National Leadership Grants for Libraries, Research & Demonstration, “Maximizing Library Investments in Digital Collections Through Better Data Gathering and Analysis (MaxData),” Principal Investigator. $446,988. December 2004-2008.
  • IEEE, Grant to study communication patterns of high tech engineers in the United States and India, Co-Principal Investigator, 2005-2007.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Contract to survey and analyze journal reading patterns of Pediatricians, Co-Principal Investigator, 2004.
  • Council on Library and Information Resources. Contract to analyze and critique research studies on user behavior with electronic resources. $24,500. October 2002 – May 2003.
  • NSF, National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education (SMETE) Digital Library (NSDL) program grant, Principal Investigator. $251,961. Sept. 2001-2003.
  • American Astronomical Society (AAS) . Survey of AAS members about their use of print and electronic journals. As part of a NASA grant, Summer-Fall 2001; Spring 2003. $15,000.
  • University of Tennessee, Interdisciplinary Council on Computational and Information Sciences. Seed-money grant to continue research on scholarly journals and explore opportunities for seeking external funding for projects with the University Libraries. With Linda Phillips, Hodges Library. $8,800. 2001.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville Professional Development Award from the Vice-Provost’s Office to revise and resubmit grant to NSF, December 2000-May 2001. $3,500.
  • Engineering Information Foundation. December 2000-June 2001. $7,000 to do a comprehensive literature review of scholarly communication of Engineers, with D.W. King.
  • Corporate research gifts to study electronic journal use among scientists, Principal Investigator, 1999-2000: $26,900. 2001: $10,000. 2002: $10,000. Continues work begun in 1995 under a SLA grant with D.W. King.
  • Corporate research gift to study simultaneous use of online databases in libraries, 1997, Principal Investigator, $25,000. Project was completed in fall 2000.
  • Instructional Technology Center, University of Tennessee, grant to develop a "Virtual Digital Laboratory" for the core curriculum, co-investigator with 5 other SIS faculty, 1997.
  • Special Libraries Association Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant to study "The Impact of Electronic Publishing on Special Libraries in the Future," 1995-1997, $20,000. Principal Investigator with co-investigator Donald W. King.
  • Rural health care clearinghouse and database specifications, 1991-1992, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, subcontract to U.H. School of Social Work, $15,000. Co-investigator with Gerald W. Lundeen.
  • Council on Library Resources, grant to study "Users and Uses of Full Text Databases," 1988-1989, $2,900.