Texas Tech University

Funding for Student Research

The Institute for Forensic Science is dedicated to teaching students how to conduct quality and ethical research. To assist students in this endeavor, the Institute will provide $750 in funding to two students annually, once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester. Forensic Sciences graduate students will be given preference, but all Texas Tech graduate students conducting thesis or dissertation research in areas related to forensic science are encouraged to apply. Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible to receive the award.

The research proposal (maximum 10 pages) must be submitted by February 1st and September 1st each year, and should be submitted by email to Dr. Paola Prada, the IFS Research Funding Coordinator. Proposals must be in proper APA format, typed, double-spaced, and using correct spelling and grammar. Title page, abstract, tables, figures, graphs, and reference list do not count towards the 10 page limit. Proposals longer than 10 pages will not be accepted.

For more details regarding proposal criteria and submission process, download the application here

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Prada.


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