Funding

For Student Startups

The Texas Innovation Center and Cockrell School of Engineering provides Student Scholarship Awards to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are excelling in entrepreneurship, innovation, technology commercialization and research.

Scholarship funds support trailblazers who are active in classes and student organizations, technical innovators and those who are launching startups for the marketplace.

With the help of the Texas Innovation Center, students are provided with resources, mentoring and programming to explore their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee and have the opportunity for follow-on funding based on targeted milestone progress and supporting documentation.

For Faculty Development

Foundation Funding for Faculty
Office Hours With Texas Development Foundation Relations

What are Office Hours with Foundation Relations?
Foundation Relations Office Hours were created to give UT faculty the opportunity to meet with gift officers to discuss their projects and potential funding avenues. Office Hours are available every Thursday, beginning November 12.

Who are Office Hours for?
Office Hours are for faculty with funding needs of $250,000 and below.

How do I schedule a meeting during Office Hours?
The first step is completing our Foundation Relations Partnership Interest Form. You can also find a link to the form on the Foundation Relations website by clicking on the Partnership Interest Form on the Grant Application Guide, or you can Request a Meeting to complete the survey. This survey is intended to gather information about your project prior to meeting with one of our gift officers to discuss funding avenues and proposal development. Once we receive your survey answers, our Grants Management team will reach out to schedule an appointment. Please note: The entire survey must be completed in order for faculty to secure an appointment with a Foundation Relations gift officer.

What if I’m seeking funding above $250,000?
The Foundation Relations Partnership Interest Form can also be completed by faculty seeking funding above $250,000. Select “Above $250,000” as your funding level. Once completed, your Foundation Relations liaison will get in touch as soon as possible. If you have any questions about Office Hours please reach out to Noelle O’Donnell, noelle.odonnell@austin.utexas.edu.