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Call for Proposals: Summer Graduate Research Assistantship

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development invites interested parties to apply to the Summer Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) Program. Funding stipends are $4,500 for the three-month summer project period (May, June, and July).

The Summer GRA program awards faculty members who provide a plan for graduate students to supplement and enhance research support. Funding is based on the merits of the research/scholarship, feasibility of the project, past and potential productivity of the investigator(s), potential to increase publications and external funding, alignment with UT’s strategic goals and objectives, and research/scholarship priorities identified by colleges/departments.

Each application for a Summer Graduate Research Assistantship must be submitted by a faculty member and must be in support of a named graduate student for the summer period. While the research project may be in partial fulfillment of the graduate student’s degree requirements, the application must show how the research project will advance the faculty member’s research agenda. The proposals will be judged by a subcommittee of the Research Council and funding will be available at the beginning of the summer term.

Award Timeline

Proposal Due Date:                    5 p.m. on December 8, 2021
Department Head Approval:       December 15, 2021
ADR Approval:                            December 22, 2021
Award Announcement:               Week of February 1, 2022

Proposals must be submitted online using the InfoReady system no later than 5 p.m. on December 8, 2021. For questions or additional information, please contact the Division of Research and Innovation Initiatives at