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Liberal Arts Grants Services

What we do:

  • Educate faculty, graduate students, and staff on grant seeking at UT Austin
  • Facilitate Liberal Arts faculty and graduate student grant submission with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and the University Development Office (UDO).
  • Provide guidance to grant awardees and their departments on appropriate management of grant funds.

Grants Services Team:


Kathy Thatcher

U.S. and International Government Proposals

Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
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Melanie Morgan

Foundation Proposals & Graduate Students

Foundations Specialist
GEB 4.306


Vivian Smyrl

Awarded Grants

Post-Award Specialist
GEB 4.306

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 the COLA Grants Office.

Please consult our full Grant Submission Timeline for more information. 

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!