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) (applications currently closed)
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 (all funds expended)
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.
- 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.