Texas Tech University

Big XII Faculty Fellowships 2023-24


To foster scholarly projects and programs by providing opportunities for on-site collaborations among faculty at the universities comprising the Big XII Athletic Conference.


Up to two weeks at the host university


Up to $2,500 to reimburse actual expenses based on prior approved budget for travel, lodging, and per diem commensurate with State of Texas rates at host location. Standard procedures to apply for official travel and expense reimbursement are to be completed timely (OP 79.08).


Download the application

A form providing basic information with an attached project description and rationale (up to 750 words), expense budget, letter of welcome and agreement from host institution, and signature approvals of applicant's chair/coordinator/director and dean.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Luciana Cavazos (luciana.C.cavazos@ttu.edu) in the Office of the Provost at least 30 days prior to the applicant's proposed travel dates.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee, with decisions to follow in a reasonable timeframe.

Travel must occur within a fall or spring semester, prior to final exam week. Within one month of return from the fellowship travel, the faculty member is to file a report of what was accomplished and what comes next with the project.

An individual faculty member is limited to one Big XII Faculty Fellowship in an academic year.

To host colleagues from other Big XII institutions at Texas Tech:

  • Individuals from other institutions must apply for participation through their home institutions. Expenses are to be covered by the home institution.
  • Submit to Provost's office a copy of the individual's project plan as submitted to their home institution.
  • Texas Tech host departments are responsible for advising the visiting Fellow concerning temporary housing and for making arrangements concerning office space, research facilities, IT and communications, parking, library access, and related resources.


Office of the Provost