College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Grants Services

Liberal Arts Grants Services serves faculty, graduate students, and staff in the College of Liberal Arts. Our staff:

  • Educates grant seekers about identifying opportunities and submitting grants at UT Austin

  • Facilitates grant submissions with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and the University Development Office (UDO)

  • Provides guidance to grant awardees and their departments on appropriate management of grant funds

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, whether you’re just beginning your search or ready to submit a proposal. We look forward to working with you!

Grant Submission Timeline:

We are here to support you, but we often receive a high volume of requests. To make sure every request gets the full attention it deserves, we ask that you adhere to the following timeline when contacting our office:

3 weeks before your deadline, please notify us of your plans to submit by completing a Proposal Review Form.

7 business days before your deadline, send a complete draft of your proposal to Liberal Arts Grants Services.

Please consult our full Grant Submission Timeline for more information. 

Contact Us:

Kathy Thatcher, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Federal, International, and Foundation Proposals
Email:, Tel: 512-232-0760, Office: GEB 4.306

Vivian Smyrl, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Awarded Grants
Email:, Tel: 512-232-1479, Office: GEB 4.306

Jason Leubner, Grants and Contracts Specialist
Federal, Foundation, and Graduate Student Grant Proposals
Email:, Tel: 512-232-0716, Office: GEB 4.306