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Office of Research Services

Sponsored Project Lifecycle

Welcome to the Texas Tech University Office of Research Services (ORS) website. The ORS supports the mission of Texas Tech by providing administrative and management services for sponsored projects. Sponsored projects include grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements–from both the public and private sectors–which support research, instructional and service projects.

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Cayuse is a cloud-based solution that is used in proposal preparation, routing, and submission of proposals for externally funded projects. It is the University's system of record for research administration. Its database includes all submitted proposals and awards from September 1, 2013 onwards, as well as preceding awards for related projects. Find training and support opportunities for Cayuse on our website here ».




F&A Rate Change

For new awards and newly proposed increments and supplements beginning on or after September 1, 2023, TTU's F&A rates will be:

  • Sponsored Research: 65%
  • Instruction: 53%
  • Other Sponsored Activities: 42%
  • Off-Campus: 26%

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Office of Research Services