College of Liberal Arts

Grants, Graduate Students, Work Environment

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Under the leadership of Associate Dean Esther Raizen, the Office of Research & Graduate Studies provides support for faculty and graduate students seeking external research funding, steers College polices on graduate programs, and monitors the work environment. 

For more about what we do, we welcome you to visit our pages and read our Strategic Research Plan


Grants Services

Our office provides comprehensive grants assistance to faculty and graduate students. Grant-seeking is an integral part of any academic career, and we strive to collaborate with faculty and students to navigate the often complex grant application process, create compelling proposals, and develop long-term funding plans.

Graduate Studies

Our office participates in the university-wide conversation about graduate student parental accommodations, dissertation embargo, and funding. We also investigate college, university, and national data on graduate education, and offer professional development opportunities for graduate students.  

Work Environment and Wellness

Our mission is to identify inequities and address them with an eye toward shaping the College as a workplace that is dedicated to the well being of its faculty, staff, and students. We encourage members of the UT Austin community to avail themselves of the resources and policies that enhance work-life balance at UT Austin.