Research Opportunities


The Whitacre College of Engineering, (WCOE) students have an incredible opportunity to do research as part of their studies at Texas Tech University. Externally funded research provides graduate education support and allows faculty to stay at the cutting edge of science and technology. Research activity in the WCOE continues to grow along with the college's reputation as a leading research institution. 

Texas Tech University was recently listed among the nation's top doctoral universities in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Of the 115 universities listed in the Highest Research Activity category, Texas Tech is one of 81 public institutions in the top tier.

Listed below are research funding resources:

• NSF Opportunities
• NIH Opportunities
  • NIH Funding
  • NIH Common Fund Including High Risk Research
  • How the NIH Review Process Works
  • Sample Grants

• Other Federal Opportunities
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Army Research Office
  • Department of Energy
  • NASA
  • USDA

 New Faculty Grants

• Texas Opportunities
  • Welch Foundation (Due January of each year)
  • Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
  • The Southern Plains Transportation Center
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas E Grants

 Recent Opportunities

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