Grants & Awards
Grant and Proposal Writing Resources
Grant writing and proposals are important to funding research and other projects. Here are some resources to assist you in the process of applying for grants.
- Grant Writing with Passion, Confidence and Success - Dr. Clifford Fedler, Texas Tech University Graduate School Associate Dean
- Developing Research Grants and Projects - Dr. Michael Sanfrancisco, Interim VP for Research, Texas Tech University
- Responsible Conduct of Research at Texas Tech
- Other resources
Students may be nominated for the following awards by a graduate faculty member in their department.
- Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award
The Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award has been established by the Paul Whitfield Horn Professors at Texas Tech University to recognize and reward outstanding research or creative activity performed by graduate students while at Texas Tech University.
- Students may not apply directly for this award, but must be nominated by a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech.
- Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards
This award supports excellence in teaching awards administered by the Graduate School for Graduate Part-time Instructors (GPTI). This award recognizes outstanding scholarly activity and excellence in teaching and is awarded annually during the state-wide graduate student appreciation week. Each awardee receives a $500 honorarium before taxes, and will be honored at a ceremony during the appreciation week.
- Students may not apply directly for the award. They must be nominated by a graduate faculty member. Eligible nominees should be an outstanding teacher and have been a Graduate Part-time Instructor during the academic year that they are being nominated to receive the award. Graduate part-time instructors are those who have at least 18 hours of graduate work in the field of teaching responsibility and who have full responsibility for the class or classes they teach.
- Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards
The Graduate School is pleased to announce these awards in recognition of the quality of theses and dissertations that our graduate students are producing. As our guide for the criteria and nomination cycle, we have adopted the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) outstanding dissertation award model. Our awards are monetary and the applicable dissertation award winner will also be nominated to CGS/ProQuest as part of their annual competition to recognize an outstanding dissertation representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline being considered that year. Awards will be given annually according to the research topic. During the even years, social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering will be awarded; during the odd years, biological life sciences and humanities/fine arts will be awarded.
External Funding Opportunities
These are resources to find external funding for research and other projects.
- Funding Opportunities Database
Search for private and federal funding sources in the Office of the Vice President for Research's Funding Opportunities Database.
- Foundation Center Online
The Texas Tech Library maintains a subscription to this national funding database.
- Access to the Foundation Center Online through the Texas Tech Library.