UT Pop-Up Institutes

Pop-Up Institutes are a Vice President for Research initiative that supports interdisciplinary teams of UT Austin researchers. Each team spends the academic year preparing for a burst of activity focused on a specific area of research. Their Institute then ‘pops up’ for one summer month, providing dedicated resources, time and space for researchers across campus to combine their unique perspectives and distinct skill sets in pursuit of a common goal.

2019 Pop-Up Institutes Call for Proposals

The Office of the Vice President for Research seeks proposals for “Pop-Up Institutes” to operate on the UT Austin campus during the early summer of 2019.


Proposals are due no later than 5 PM CDT on Monday, March 19, 2018. Proposals must be uploaded electronically by the Institute Leader or a proxy to UT's online submission portal.

View the full Call for Proposals here.

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2018 UT Pop-Up Institutes

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General Information

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