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Funding Resources

Internal Funding

To assist faculty in securing competitive research funding, the OR&I has created a number of internal support programs:

  • Proposal Assistance Program 

    Provides research funding, typically around $4,000, to initiate new lines of research (Research Seed Funding) or resubmissions of previously declined proposals (Proposal Resubmission). Applications accepted once per semester.
  • Scholarship Catalyst Program (SCP) 

    Sponsored by the Offices of the President, Provost, and Research & Innovation to promote research, scholarship, and creative endeavors of faculty in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences. Annual deadline each fall.
  • Open Access Publication Initiative 

    Helps defray the cost of open access publication fees and expedite the dissemination of research findings. Awards are first-come, first-served and limited to $1,000 per publication, per faculty member, per academic year.*

    *ALL FUNDING HAS BEEN EXPENDED FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR. We hope to have the Open Access Publication Initiative running again in fall 2020.
  • Faculty Travel Grants 

    Assists faculty with costs associated with domestic (up to $1,000) or international (up to $1,500) travel to present at prestigious conferences, visit funding agencies, or conduct on-site research. Applications accepted each semester for travel the following term.*
    *Owing to travel uncertainties related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the OR&I has temporarily suspended this program. Please check back for updated information.
  • TTU Humanities Center/Office of Research & Innovation Working Groups

    Working Groups are intended to fund interdisciplinary projects that support innovative thinking and a transdisciplinary research culture at Texas Tech.  Working Groups can request up to a total of $7,500 to be distributed over the course of three years. Deadline: March 13, 2020.

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