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The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is responsible for the integration and enhancement of research activities across UTA’s and multiple research centers. VPR leads university-wide strategic growth activities, including multidisciplinary groups in environmental sustainability, innovation, energy systems, and biosciences. 

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Strategic Research Appointments for Faculty (SRAF) 2016-17

The Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Research are sponsoring for FY17-18 the Strategic Research Appointments for Faculty (SRAF) program to fund appointments for faculty designed to significantly advance our research efforts under the UTA strategic plan themes: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-Driven Discovery. The SRAF program will enable faculty to spend time at another institution (or institutions) to conduct research while expanding their knowledge & expertise and building key partnerships. 

Proposal Submissions

Proposals for Strategic Research Appointments for Faculty must be submitted through the SRAF Sharepoint Site. Once proposals have been submitted online, they will be made available through the Associate Vice President for Research to the review committee.  The website for proposal submissions will open Dec. 19, 2016.


Proposals must be submitted by 11 p.m. Jan. 30, 2017.

 Review and Award Decision

Proposals will be reviewed in March with final award decision being made by April 3, 2017.

For more information, please go to the following link: or contact Dr. Jon Weidanz, Associate Vice President at (

To download the call for proposal documentation please CLICK HERE.

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Dr. Duane B. Dimos
Dr. Duane B. Dimos
Vice President

Dr. Jon Weidanz
Dr. Jon Weidanz
Associate Vice President

Jeremy Forsberg
Jeremy Forsberg
Assistant Vice President

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