Texas Tech University

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 academic 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

TTU-FAPESP SPRINT Program - Due January 28th, 2019.

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and TTU have joined together to participate on the SPRINT strategy (São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration) through the funding of joint research projects in all fields of knowledge, for up to 24 months. Selected projects will receive up to $5,000 per year to cover research-related mobility expenses. The closing date to receive applications is January 28th, 2019.

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2019 International Research and Development Seed Grants - Due February 1st, 2019.

Intended to enhance international research and development activities at Texas Tech University, these grants will benefit faculty developing new international relationships that are interdisciplinary and multi-institutional. Supported work should form a pathway towards establishing more ambitious, long-term international academic relationships. These are generally limited to $2,000 or less, but a larger award of up to $5,000 may be considered for a more ambitious project with strong department/college endorsement and cost sharing. Submissions must be received by COB Friday, February 1, 2019.

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For preparation and submission of both opportunities, please contact Reagan Ribordy, Director for International Programs, at 742-3667 or reagan.ribordy@ttu.edu.