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International Research and Development

The International Research and Development division was created to facilitate, in collaboration with the Office of Vice President for Research, the development of multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary international research and development programs at Texas Tech University. Through the services of the International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS), we promote the university's special mission of the interdisciplinary study of arid and semiarid environments and the human relationship to these environments from an international perspective. 

Gad Perry

Senior Director, Division of International Research and Development and Director,
International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies


International Grants Administration

The International Grants Administration unit works with faculty to identify and disseminate international research and development grant opportunities, and to facilitate the development and submission of multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research proposals to funding agencies. Additionally, they work with faculty to develop research collaborations with international institutions to further enhance the international reputation of Texas Tech.

Contact us for proposal development support:

Reagan Ribordy

Director for International Programs

Laura Bilbao

Associate Director, International Grants and Partnerships

Nitasha Misra

International Grants Administrator


International Partnerships & Agreements

The International Agreements unit is responsible for administering all partnership agreements between Texas Tech University and international partners. Agreements may allow for student and faculty exchange, collaborative research, support of a faculty-led program or other endeavors of interest to departments and colleges across campus.

Click partnerships for details.

Michael Johnson

Senior International Partnerships Administrator and Export Control

International Research & Development News

International Aridlands Conference Announcement

August 13-14th, 2018

Texas Tech University has long been a leader in research in arid and semi-arid environments, being home to the Water Center in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the Water Resources Center in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, the Center for Water Law and Policy in the School of Law, and the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies in the Office of International Affairs. The primary International collaborator for this meeting is the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences but we are expecting participants from a number of other countries as well. Conference topics will include: land degradation/desertification, biodiversity, remote sensing, and rural health.

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