UTA Funded Programs:
Interdisciplinary Research Program (IRP)
The Interdisciplinary Research Program is intended to advance interdisciplinary research at UTA in alignment with the guiding themes of the Strategic Plan: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Communities, Global Environmental Impact, Data-Driven Discovery, and Cultural Understanding and Social Transformations.
As these guiding themes are inherently interdisciplinary, this program fosters the necessary work across campus to improve our ability to effectively compete for major extramural research grant funding on these topics.
As such, the IRP gives preference to proposals that span interdisciplinary work across groups that don’t typically collaborate. A requirement of IRP award recipients is submission of at least one interdisciplinary research proposal to an extramural funding source within one year after the award ends.
2021 IRP Proposal Submission
Proposals submissions for the IRP are being accepted March 3-March 31. For the 2021 competition, the Office of the Vice President for Research encourages investigators to consider submitting proposals that address topics in the newest strategic theme: Cultural Understanding & Social Transformations.
Research Enhancement Program (REP) Grants
Research Enhancement Program (REP) grants are awarded specifically for the support of research and professional creative activity. The grant serves as seed funding for launching new research and serves as a foundation for future research and funding from external sources. Any full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member of The University of Texas at Arlington is eligible to apply for a Research Enhancement Program grant. The budget for a Research Enhancement Program grant proposal submitted by a single investigator is up to $10,000; a proposal submitted by two or more investigators is up to $15,000, regardless of the number of collaborating faculty. The REP proposal guidelines for the 2020-21 cycle are available now.
The review process for the REP Competition is outlined here.