Applying for External Grants & Fellowships

TU Research Programs
Northrup Hall 341
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200
(210) 999-7413
(210) 999-8234 fax

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Sponsored Research at Trinity

Trinity faculty have been extraordinarilly successful in attracting external funding to support their scholarly and pedagogic activities.

The Research Programs Coordinator provides assistance to faculty and staff in searchingfor funding opportunities, preparing grant proposals and budgets, assembling institutional documents and submitting proposals.

Institutional Approval of External Funding

In keeping with responsibilities outlined in the university handbook, faculty and staff must obtain institutional approval prior to submitting any proposals or applications for external funding. Prior to submitting any proposal for external funds, please complete an Internal Approval Form (IAF). The IAF must be signed by you, your department chair, the Manager of Grants Accounting and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs: Budgets & Research. Proposals submitted to private foundations may require prior approval from the Office of the President.

Conflict of Interest

Faculty who have active grants must complete an Annual Disclosure Form addressing possible conflicts of interest once each year. Faculty answering " yes" to any of the questions related to business interests (Questions 4-9), will be asked to complete Part Bof the disclosure. This requirement is outlined in Section Seven of the Faculty and Contract Staff Handbook.

Involving students in your research

Faculty are encouraged to involve students in their research. Trinity supports student researchers during the summer by providing free on-campus housing. In order to received this support, students must be working full-time on an externally-funded grant AND housing support must be requested at the time of proposal submission.

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Joshua Schwartz

A Pulse on the Problem

Microwave engineer at Trinity University touches many disciplines in his research