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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.

Awards

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.
    • 2014 Awardees to be recognized at the April 22nd Faculty Honors Convocation:
      • Jason Derouin - Doctoral student in the School of Art
      • Dali Wei - Doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 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.
    • 2014 Award Winners
  • 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.

    • Students may not directly apply for this award, but need to be nominated by a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech.
  •   Nomination Guidelines
  •   To Nominate a Student

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.