VPR Initiatives

UT Pop-up Institutes program provides a research format intermediate in both scale and cost between short conferences and permanent organized research structures.

Bridging Barriers is a university-wide grand challenges initiative, driven by UT faculty and researchers, that tackles some of the hardest fundamental research questions facing our world.

APX is a design thinking and flash funding faculty retreat that gives newly tenured associate professors dedicated funds and focused time to envision new research directions with colleagues in diverse academic disciplines.