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.

RIGs help build interdisciplinary collaborations by convening those who share interest in research topics that span multiple colleges, schools or units, but for which there is not an established unit on campus.