VPR-Administered Grants and Awards

Grants

VPR Research & Creative Grants

The 2017-2018 VPR Research & Creative Grants opportunity is closed. It is expected to open for 2018-2019 submissions in September, 2018.

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 current request for proposals. Be aware when reviewing this material that there may be changes to the 2018-2019 request for proposals.

2017-2018 VPR Research & Creative Grants Recipients

Previous VPR Research & Creative Grants Recipients

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VPR Special Research Grants

Applications for FY 2018-2019 VPR Special Research Grants will be accepted beginning October 1, 2018.

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.

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Subvention Grants

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.

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Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Fellowships (now administered by the School of Undergraduate Studies)

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.

2017-18 URF Flyer (PDF)

Get inspired! Read stories and segments on past URF recipients.

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Awards

Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards Program

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 22, 2018 (extended)

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.

View current and past years' Hamilton Book Awards Winners.

View current and past years' Hamilton Book Awards Nominees.

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The University Co-op Research Awards
Career Research Excellence Award

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.

Deadline: March 21, 2018

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. View past recipients of Career Research Excellence Award.

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Best Research Paper Award

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.

Deadline: March 21, 2018

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. View past recipients of Best Research Paper Award.

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Creative Research Award

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.

Deadline: March 21, 2018

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. View past recipients of Creative Research Award.

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