College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
601 W. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019-0108
Faculty may apply for funding for projects in spring, summer or Fall 2022.
Ten grants at $5,000 each will be available for the Spring and Summer sessions, with additional grants available for the Fall semester and subsequent years.
|Feb 21||Spring funding deadline|
|April 1||Summer funding deadline|
|June 1||Fall funding deadline|
The focus of Professor Emeritus Paul Geisel’s gift is to “enhance research opportunities on issues affecting municipalities across Texas and the US Southwest region.” The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) seeks to advance Dr. Geisel’s vision by encouraging continued engagement by our students and faculty in addressing challenging issues that impact our local and regional communities, particularly those affecting underserved communities. Projects may include, but are not limited to, providing technical assistance; engaging in community design work to address a specific issue (flooding, housing, parks, etc.); or developing plans identified by the community to resolve a particular need (zoning, economic revitalization, historic preservation, etc.)
The Geisel grants will provide up to $5,000 per project to engage students and faculty in a project that impacts a municipality or underserved community in Texas or the US Southwest region. This project may occur through a traditional course, a studio, a capstone project or a partnership with external entities such as nonprofits.
Rural areas, small towns and cities of less than 150,000 are of particular interest, although projects targeting small communities within a larger city will also be considered. We are particularly interested in serving general law cities (under 5,000 population with limited staff; rural areas outside the MSA; small cities that are on the path of growth from metro areas and have limited staff/resources to prepare and respond.
Projects must be comprised of a significant collaboration with a public entity such as a small town or city, regional authority, or nonprofit such as a community development corporation.
The leadership team must include CAPPA faculty and students. All faculty are eligible to apply (TT and non-TT, both full and part-time)
Recipients of the Geisel awards will submit a final report (3-5 pages) which may include copies of the deliverables expected as part of the project.The final report and deliverables are due at the end of the next long semester. A summary of the project outcomes will be shared on CAPPA’s webpage and through social media.
1. Project proposal (no more than 1000 words/4 pages double-spaced maximum):
2. CV (1 page) of UTA project leadership and expertise in this area of research/work.
3. Budget (1 page)- itemize how you intend to use the Geisel grant of $5,000. Additional funds may be available depending on the number of applications.
Please submit your grant proposal as an attachment using the form here