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Graduate Student Research Support

This program is for Texas Tech University graduate students who are in need of funds to successfully complete their research (thesis/dissertation or non-thesis based). Funds may only be used for expenses directly related to research (e.g., supplies, software, research-related training, etc.). Funds may not be used for tuition and fee purposes or to purchase computers/laptops. It is anticipated that there will be two grant cycles during the academic year, one in the fall and one in the spring. This award is disbursed as a scholarship. Variable award amounts of up to $1000 per award.

Funding made possible through generous support of The CH Foundation, Texas Tech Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Graduate School.

Please note: The Graduate Student Research Support program is only for research related expenses. Requests for travel funding to attend and present work at a scholarly conference should be submitted here: Student Travel Funding.


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Any Texas Tech University student pursuing a Master's or Doctorate who has been enrolled in a degree program for at least one semester is eligible to apply. A graduate student is eligible to receive a Graduate Student Research Support award only once in their entire academic career at Texas Tech University. However, students may apply multiple times if previous applications were not awarded.

Expected Yearly Timetable:

Application Open Application Deadline Award Date
August 20 September 20 October 20
December 15 January 22 February 22



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Texas Tech is proud to offer these awards which are designed to recognize and reward outstanding excellence and research of graduate students and faculty.