Resources for Researchers


Research Funding Available

Funding is available for:

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS in amounts up to $750 are awarded to tenured and tenure-track faculty throughout the year until funds are expended.
  • HAMILTON BOOK AWARDS PROGRAM, sponsored by the University Co-Operative Society, accepts all books, including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections published by university faculty and staff in the calendar year preceding the Spring competition.
  • UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS.  Nominations are accepted for two prizes:  the Career Research Excellence Award (to recognize a faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years) and the Best Paper Award (in recognition of a principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research).
  • SUBVENTION GRANTS. Applications for Subventions are year-round, beginning in September, until funds run out.  The University of Texas at Austin Subvention Grants program, which provides a maximum award of $5,000, is designed to assist faculty authors in the publication of scholarly books. Preference is given to assistant and associate professors. Frequently, university and other scholarly presses demand that authors provide funds to underwrite the publication of scholarly monographs and books. Subvention awards provide financial assistance to faculty members when departments and deans are unable to provide needed support.

Information and applications for all programs are available at the Vice President for Research website. Early application is recommended. Please direct questions to Liza Scarborough or 471-2877.