VPR-Administered Grants and Awards

Grants

The 2019-2020 VPR Research & Creative Grants are open for proposal submissions until September 11, 2019.

The VPR Research & Creative Grants (RCG) program provides support of up to $10,000 for specific projects of individual tenured and tenure-track faculty members. The program’s overall objectives are to promote research, outreach, and creative activities in all disciplines that will result in publications, patents, recognition, awards, or exhibitions/performances appropriate to the PI’s discipline, and/or will improve competitiveness for external funding.

For detailed information on eligibility, budgets, eligible activities, terms and conditions, and proposal submission, please see the 2019-2020 Request for Proposals below.

Review Committee Service: If you do not plan to submit a proposal, please consider serving on one of the review panels. We will need a large number of reviewers to fill out the five panels, and your participation will be appreciated.

2019-2020 Documents

2018-2019 Documents

Prior Awardees

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 VPR Special Research Grants.

The VPR Special Research Grants (SRG) provide modest research support (up to $750) for specific projects of individual tenured and tenure-track faculty members. These grants are intended to cover unanticipated costs or special needs and should not be considered a means of supporting on-going projects. These grants are competitive and funding is limited; applications received earlier in the academic year will have a better chance of being funded. Applicants may receive up to three SRGs in any five-year period.

The 2019-2020 Dr. Cécile DeWitt-Morette France-UT Endowed Excellence Grants competition is closed. The Excellence Grants competition will reopen for 2020-2021 submissions in the spring of 2020.

Established as a partnership with the Embassy of France in the United States, The France-UT Endowed Excellence Fund program supports scholarly collaborations in all disciplines between The University of Texas at Austin and institutions of higher learning in France. The Fund considers projects jointly submitted by a tenured or tenure-track professor or full-time permanent researcher at UT Austin and a professor or associate professor or permanent researcher at a public research institution or institution of higher learning in France.

Faculty and researchers may apply for one of six awards of up to $10,000 in seed funding for bi-national collaborations in all fields of study (Applied Sciences, Engineering, Exact Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences) as well as Professional Schools.

2019-2020 Documents

Prior Awardees

Funding is now available.

The University of Texas at Austin Subvention Grants program, which provides a maximum award of $5,000, is designed to assist faculty authors in the publication of scholarly books. Preference will be given to assistant and associate professors. Frequently, university and other scholarly presses demand that authors provide funds to underwrite the publication of scholarly monographs and books. Subvention awards provide financial assistance to faculty members when departments and deans are unable to provide needed support.

Fellowships

The Office of the Vice President for Research continues its support of undergraduate research at UT, and encourages students to visit the new URF site at the School of Undergraduate Studies. Starting in 2017-18 the Office of Undergraduate Research (in the School of Undergraduate Studies) will coordinate this program.Get inspired! Read stories and segments on past URF recipients.

Awards

The University Co-op generously sponsors the Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards, the Career Research Excellence Award, the Best Research Paper Award, and the Creative Research Award. Submitted works, if eligible for multiple Co-op Awards, may only be considered for one of these awards. Nominators will be advised if such a conflict exists. Deadline: January 23, 2020

All books, including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections published by The University of Texas at Austin faculty and full time staff are eligible to compete for the Hamilton Book Awards Program. Books that were considered in previous competitions are no longer eligible, regardless of publication date. Nomination materials for books that receive an award will not be returned.

The University Co-op generously sponsors the Hamilton Book Awards, the Career Research Excellence Award, the Best Research Paper Award, and the Creative Research Award. Submitted works, if eligible for multiple Co-op Awards, may only be considered for one of these awards. Nominators will be advised if such a conflict exists.

2019 Co-op Research Excellence Awards Winners

View past recipients of Career Research Excellence Award, the Best Paper Award and the Creative Research Award.

One award will be made to a faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years. The award will be accompanied by a check in the amount of $10,000. Deadline: March 25, 2020

One award will be made to a faculty member or staff researcher (Code 1000) who was the principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research that was published during the calendar year in recognized research outlets in his or her field of study. The award will be accompanied by a check in the amount of $3,000. Deadline: March 25, 2020

This award recognizes extraordinary achievement during the calendar year prior to the award date. Examples of outstanding creative achievements may include: performances, creative writing, exhibitions, dance, choreography, music, opera, drama, directing, conducting, performance art, costume design and technology, set design and technology, lighting design and technology, sound art, ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, videography, filmmaking, screenplays, documentaries, conceptual art, and computer art, as well as applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, interior design, decorative art, landscape architecture and architectural design. The award will be accompanied by a check in the amount of $3,000. Deadline: March 25, 2020