The Middle Tennessee Research Administration and Innovation Network (M-TRAIN) aims to connect the diverse research-performing institutions in Middle TN through activities designed to grow the research enterprise workforce and substantially enhance the abilities of regional emerging (including minority- and rural-serving) institutions to compete for external research funding. The variety, transparency, and collaborative nature of the partnerships between institutions across Middle TN solidly positions this region to provide leadership in building an inclusive model for strategic and equitable growth that benefits all stakeholders.



By forging closer bonds among our research administrators, we can harness the combined strength of our diverse institutions, enabling us to tackle greater challenges and accelerate progress in our shared fields of study.

Joanne Spitz, Quincy Quick, Sajid Hussain
Co-Chairs - Middle Tennessee Research Administration and Innovation Network (M-TRAIN)