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Research Administration

Like our students, faculty, and hometown, UT Arlington is on the rise. Our commitment to research has only deepened as our campus has grown to accommodate some of the most advanced facilities of any Texas university. Explore and learn more about what's behind all of our accomplishments.




Technology Acceleration Program (TAP) Request for Proposals

The Technology Acceleration Program (TAP) is a request for proposals to fund activities that transform the ideas and inventions of UTA faculty into commercially viable products to improve the Texas economy.  Technology acceleration is one of the five strategic growth areas of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).  The total amount of TAP funds available is $50,000 (direct costs only), which must be matched on a 1:1 basis.  Matching funds may come from the applicants' laboratory accounts, departmental funds, industry partners, etc.  Industry participation is strongly encouraged.  All UTA faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply.  A letter of intent (on the form provided) is due February 17, 2014.  More information can be found here.

The Texas Medical Research Collaborative (TexasMRC) Grant Program

The Texas Medical Research Collaborative (TexasMRC) Grant Program is intended to enhance opportunities for internal funding that would be matched with the TexasMRC Proof of Concept Gift Fund in order to conduct applied medical technology research. The University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas and The University of North Texas Health Science Center, together with Texas Instruments and the Texas Health Research & Education Institute (THR) have come together to create the Texas Medical Research Collaborative (TexasMRC) to provide funds to initiate collaborative research to develop medical technologies in critical healthcare areas. Proposed research programs should be in areas of interest to these institutions and suitable for sustained external funding (federal, state, private, etc.). The total amount of funds available for this program is expected to be at least $750,000. The funding period is one year. A letter of intent is due January 31, 2014. More information can be found here.

UT Transform

Translational Research Advancement Network to Support, Fund, Organize, Roll-Out, and Motivate UT Innovations

A new funding program has been announced to support innovation and entrepreneurial activities at all UT campuses (UT Transform Program). They are now ready to receive your ideas and funding proposals!  UT TRANSFORM provides up to $10,000 in seed funding for innovative commercialization projects in development from UT Systems Institutions. To apply for seed funding and read more about any rules and guidelines, go to  Applications will be evaluated as they are submitted. Funds are limited, so earlier applications may have greater access to available funds.

Should you have any questions regarding this process please contact one of the following Investigators of the UT Transform grant:

Olivier Wenker, MD, MBA; Chair, Technology Assessment Committee,
David Novick, PhD, JD; Co-Chair, Technology Assessment Committee,