Texas Tech University

Scholarship Catalyst Program (SCP)

Applications are now closed for the 2016 Scholarship Catalyst Program (SCP). Funding is currently being sought for a 2017 SCP Program, updates coming soon.

The Offices of the President, Provost, and Vice President for Research have made available $126,000 to promote research, scholarship, and creative output in areas traditionally not funded by major federal agencies. The goals of the program are to promote excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors and to propel researchers into the next stage in their careers, and to increase external funding.


Funds awarded under the SCP are to be used for research, scholarly-related and arts practice-related expenses, which may include graduate or undergraduate student salaries (but not faculty salaries), specialized equipment, supplies, or other activities that will promote external scholarly engagement or competitive external funding proposals.


Faculty whose primary appointment is at Texas Tech University who propose research, scholarship, or creative endeavors in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences. Each faculty member may be PI (lead applicant) on only one SCP submission but may also be co-PI (assisting applicant) on one additional SCP submission, regardless of Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences area. Faculty with current start-up funds are ineligible to participate as a funded investigators or applicants but may participate as unfunded co-investigators for the SCP.


Applications are due October 16th by 5 p.m. All expenses must be budgeted to begin January 1, 2016 and must be expended by December 31, 2016.


The Scholarship Catalyst Program will consist of 3 areas this year: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Additional information and the application can be found at https://ttu.infoready4.com/ under the Scholarship Catalyst Program competition.


Office of the Vice President for Research