OVPR-Administered Grants and Awards

Grants

The OVPR Research & Creative Grants are closed for submission. We expect the 2023-2024 Research & Creative Grants to open for submission in August 2023.

The OVPR 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 2022-2023 Request for Proposals below.

Review Committee Service: If you do not plan to submit a proposal, please consider serving on one of the five review panels. Given the number of applications, we will need a large number of reviewers to fill out the panels. Many reviewers enjoy the opportunity to read about projects taking place in other parts of the campus. If interested, please register using our online registration portal. Your participation is appreciated.

2022-2023 Documents

2021-2022 Documents

2020-2021 Documents

Prior Awardees

The 2022-2023 OVPR Special Research Grants are open for submission.

To submit an application, visit our online submission portal.

The OVPR Special Research Grants (SRG) provide modest research support (up to $1,000) for specific projects of individual tenured and tenure-track faculty members. These grants are intended to cover certain 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 funding. Applicants may receive up to three SRGs in any five-year period.

Funding is 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. For more information, contact: honorific-vpr@austin.utexas.edu.

The Bridge to Phase II Support Grants assist federal SBIR/STTR Phase I awardees that are advancing UT Austin technologies to make their Phase II proposals more competitive while increasing UT’s Phase II funding rates. Grants are reviewed quarterly, and awards are up to $30,000.

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Fellowships

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors 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 call for the 2022-23 Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards competition is now open. Please note that the same publication may not be submitted for both the Hamilton Book Awards and the Creative Research Co-op Award. If this should occur, only one competition may be eligible, at the discretion of the review committees. For more information, contact: honorific-vpr@austin.utexas.edu.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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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. For more information, contact: honorific-vpr@austin.utexas.edu.

The 2022-23 Co-op Research Excellence Awards nomination call will be released soon. Please note that the same publication may not be submitted for both the Hamilton Book Awards and the Creative Research Co-op Award. If this should occur, only one competition may be eligible, at the discretion of the review committees. For more information, contact: honorific-vpr@austin.utexas.edu.

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, scholarly and/or creative endeavor across many years. The award will be accompanied by a check in the amount of $10,000. For more information, contact: honorific-vpr@austin.utexas.edu.

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 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. For more information, contact: honorific-vpr@austin.utexas.edu.

This award recognizes extraordinary achievement in the creative fields. 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. For more information, contact: honorific-vpr@austin.utexas.edu.

The Proof of Concept Awards provide up to $25,000 to faculty members or permanent researchers with principal investigator status to demonstrate the feasibility of their innovations to accelerate the process towards commercialization.

There are also Proof of Concept Matching Awards that require the applicant to secure non-Proof of Concept funds, to be matched 1:1 by Proof of Concept funds, up to $125,000.

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