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. Applications and guidelines for the programs listed below are available at https://ttu.infoready4.com/.

  • 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.

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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 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.
  • 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 2021-2022, funding is available for domestic travel only.
  • 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: Spring 2021.