The University Co-op Awards:
The University Co-op generously sponsors the Hamilton Book Author Awards, the Career Research Excellence Award, the Best Research Paper Award, and the Creative Research Award. Submitted works, if eligible for multiple Co-op Awards, may only be considered for one of these awards. Nominators will be advised if such a conflict exists.
Hamilton Book Author Awards Program
Deadline: January 11, 2016
All books, including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections published by The University of Texas at Austin faculty and staff are eligible to compete for the Hamilton Book Author Awards Program. Books that were considered in previous competitions are no longer eligible, regardless of publication date. Nomination materials for books that receive an award will not be returned.
View the past years' Hamilton Book Author Awards Winners
University Co-op Research Awards:
Career Research Excellence Award
Deadline: March 7, 2016
One award will be made to a faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years. The award will be accompanied by a check in the amount of $10,000. View past recipients of Career Research Excellence Award.
Best Research Paper Award
Deadline: March 7, 2016
One award will be made to a faculty member or staff researcher (Code 1000) who was the principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research that was published during the calendar year in recognized research outlets in his or her field of study. The award will be accompanied by a check in the amount of $3,000. View past recipients of Best Research Paper Award.
Creative Research Award
Deadline: March 7, 2016
This award recognizes extraordinary achievement during the calendar year prior to the award date. Examples of outstanding creative achievements may include: performances, creative writing, exhibitions, dance, choreography, music, opera, drama, directing, conducting, performance art, costume design and technology, set design and technology, lighting design and technology, sound art, ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, videography, filmmaking, screenplays, documentaries, conceptual art, and computer art, as well as applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, interior design, decorative art, landscape architecture and architectural design. The award will be accompanied by a check in the amount of $3,000. View past recipients of Creative Research Award.
Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Deadlines: Fall: September 17, 2015; Spring: January 22, 2016 (By 5:00 p.m.)
Information session: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. in FAC 328.
The Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) program provides support for specific scholarly research projects conducted by full-time UT undergraduate students enrolled in any department. These fellowships are intended to cover costs associated with academic research projects proposed and written by student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a university tenured or tenure-track faculty member, lecturer, senior lecturer or full-time research scientist/engineer. Some restrictions apply. See current application for more information.
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Deadline: September 8, 2015
Research Grants (RG) are part of the organized research program of The University of Texas at Austin. They provide research support (up to $6,000) for specific projects of individual tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Research support for institutions, centers and organized research units is not available from this program. View the latest Research Grant recipients.
Special Research Grants
Applications for 2015-2016 Special Research Grants will be accepted starting September 1, 2015.
Special Research Grants (SRG) provide modest research support (up to $750) for specific projects of individual tenured and tenure-track faculty members. These grants are intended to cover unanticipated costs or special needs and should not be considered a means of supporting on-going projects. Funds for special research grants are provided by regental appropriation and are administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research. These grants are competitive and funding is limited; applications received earlier in the academic year will have a better chance of being funded.
Funds are currently available. Applications are reviewed on a first come-first served basis.
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 will be 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.