Project Labs are for externally funded research projects conducted by Liberal Arts faculty members. A Project Lab award generally will have a well-defined scope and term that match the scope and term of the external grant award or gift. LabSpace temporarily assigns Project Labs directly to faculty members, not to home departments. Acting for the college, Liberal Art Instructional Technology Services (LAITS) retains institutional ‘ownership’ and management rights and responsibilities for Project Labs.
This is an open call without a deadline. However, proposals should be submitted as early as possible to allow for possible relocation, renovation, and or construction projects: most notably, the new CLA building.
Faculty members with an active tenured or tenure-track primary appointment in participating departments in the College of Liberal Arts are eligible to submit LabSpace proposals. All Liberal Arts Departments and Centers are currently participating in LabSpace, except for the Department of Psychology and the Population Research Center (PRC). Psychology and PRC continue to manage lab space internally. Psychology faculty members should work with their department chair to arrange research space. PRC affiliates who plan to manage external grants through the PRC should contact the PRC director about space needs. Collaborative projects involving Psychology faculty members or PRC affiliates, along with faculty members from other Liberal Arts departments, may be eligible for LabSpace awards.
Contact Joe TenBarge if there is any question of eligibility.
After an online proposal is submitted, the proposer's department chair will be asked to provide a short statement of support to the LabSpace Faculty Advisory Committee, including an explanation of why the research should be housed in LabSpace — rather than the department's existing research labs. The chair will automatically receive an email notice when a faculty member submits a LabSpace proposal. The notice will include a request to the chair for a statement of support, and a web link to instructions for submitting the statement. The proposer is responsible for following up with the chair to confirm the submission of the statement of support.
The LabSpace Project Lab proposal form is available online at: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/labspace/home
For technical assistance with the online proposal form, contact Program Officer Adrienne Witzel.
Again, this call for proposals is for Project Labs. Do not submit a LabSpace proposal using the linked form if you are requesting a Program Lab. If you are looking for space that will serve a program, use the Program Lab guidelines.
This call for proposals is for Project Labs and is open to faculty members conducting externally funded research.