Texas Tech University

matching opportunities

Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP)

In 2009, the Texas State Legislature enacted House Bill 51, creating Texas Research Incentive Program Fund (TRIP). The TRIP fund provides matching funds for gifts directed to purposes that support the development of more national research universities in Texas.
Eight institutions, designated as "Emerging Research Universities," are eligible for these funds:

  • UT Arlington
  • UT Dallas
  • UT El Paso
  • UT San Antonio
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech
  • University of Houston
  • University of North Texas

Only gifts made to support research are eligible for TRIP matching funds—gifts to undergraduate research, graduate fellowship and faculty/program support qualify.

The TRIP matching grants are determined according to the following rates:

  • 50% of the amount of the gifts and endowments
    between $100,000 and $999,999
  • 75% of the amount of the gifts and endowments
    between $1 million and $1,999,999
  • 100% of the amount of the gifts and endowments
    between $2 million and $10 million.
  • Gifts larger than $10 million will be matched
    up to $10 million.

Matching Corporation Gifts

To learn whether your company matches private donations, follow this link.

For more information, please contact the College of Arts & Sciences Development office. 806-834-3847.

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