Texas Tech University

Funding Resources

Internal Funding

To assist faculty in securing competitive research funding, the OR&I has created a number of internal support programs meant for faculty who have exhausted their startup and have few resources to apply for external funding. Applications and guidelines for the programs listed below are available at https://ttu.infoready4.com/.

Please contact Leeann Slaughter (leeann.slaughter@ttu.edu) for questions about the below programs.

  • STEM Proposal Assistance Program 

    Provides research funding, up to $8,000, to initiate new lines of research (Research Seed Funding) or resubmissions of previously declined proposals (Proposal Resubmission) for STEM faculty. Applications accepted once per fiscal year, FY24 applications will open in spring 2023.
  • 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. 2023 applications are open on our InfoReady submission portal until October 24th, 2022

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  • Open Access Publication Initiative

    Helps defray the cost of open access publication fees and expedite the dissemination of research findings. Awards are typically first-come, first-served and limited to $1,000 per publication, per faculty member, per academic year. Funds may be used for publication fees for journal articles and book chapters.  Applications are now open for Fall 2022/Spring 2023 funding.

Many journals provide alternative open access publication options. If our funds are no longer available and you've been accepted to a hybrid OA journal, please consider contacting Heidi Winkler, Digital Services Librarian, at heidi.winkler@ttu.edu, for assistance in free, repository-based open access publication through Green Open Access.

  • Faculty Travel Grants

    Assists with costs associated with travel up to ($1,000) for faculty to conduct research or present at major prestigious conferences in their field of study. Applications are accepted each semester for travel during the following term. For 2022-2023, funding is available for domestic and international travel.

Spring 2023 travel applications are now open on our InfoReady site until November 4th, 2022.