Internal Grants Program

Office of Research and Scholarship

FY 2023 Internal Grants Program

The Internal Grants Program at The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) provides seed funding for interdisciplinary research conducted by faculty and staff at the main campus and the Health Science Center (HSC) campus to advance the university’s research and scholarship goals outlined in the strategic plan. The program is administered by the Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) at the UT Tyler main campus through a competitive review process, under the advisement of the university’s Research Council, and final approval of the Senior Vice President for Research and the President. The awardees are expected to seek external funding opportunities based on the results of their internal grant(s), as appropriate for their disciplines.

The program competition is open to full-time faculty and full-time staff in all disciplines at the main and HSC campuses. Only faculty members can serve as a lead principal investigator. Only one lead principal investigator is allowed on proposals. Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) can be full-time faculty or full-time staff.  An applicant may submit only one proposal as the lead PI and another as Co-PI. The PI and Co-PIs on a submitted proposal must not have already received an internal grant award for FY 2022 or be in a no cost extension of an internally funded project.

The FY 2023 Internal Grant Program will make Presidential Interdisciplinary Grant awards to foster an environment of collaborative research and scholarship across disciplines. Proposals are accepted for projects that include faculty or staff from at least two different departments, with one PI and up to four Co-PIs. Preference will be given to proposals submitted by collaborations involving faculty and staff from the UT Tyler main and HSC campuses. 

Budget:  Up to $40,000 per award, subject to availability of funds.

Forms and Guidelines for Use by FY 2023 Applicants

Request for Proposals

Proposal Coversheet

Budget Worksheet

Internal Grants Allowable/Unallowable Costs Guidelines

Biosketch Template

Forms for Use by Current Internal Grant Awardees:

Progress Report

Final Report

Award Modification Request Form and Instructions