Research and Sponsored Programs

UT Scholars Institute Program (SIP)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the 2nd annual UT Scholars Institute Program (SIP). This opportunity is designed to help prepare early career faculty members for successful grant writing and developing a fundable research program. Participation in the institute is open to all non-tenured faculty members who are within their first 4 years of hire. 

Participants in the institute will acquire broad perspectives in topics important to gain external funding for research project, including:

  • preparing for grant submissions
  • identifying external sources of funding
  • effective proposal writing & the review process
  • budgets & proposal research goals
  • accessing UT resources
  • the proposal submission process
  • the award process & sponsor requirements.

At the conclusion of the workshops, all participants will provide a two-page draft proposal summary and will participate in peer-review of participant proposals.

Other topics will be selected based on the interests of the selected participants.

Who may participate?
Participation is open to all non-tenured faculty members who are within their first 4 years of hire.
Participation will be limited to 30 faculty members.
Preference will be given to those who have not previously participated in SIP.

When will this be offered?
2018 institute will convene March 5, 2018 and consist of five daily sessions, concluding March 9, 2018. Selected participants will meet daily from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and discussions will be facilitated by current members of the UT faculty and staff from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. 

To be considered for participation in the UT Scholars Institute, please submit a single PDF file with:

  • Application Form signed by your department chair supporting your application for this program
  • Letter of Application
  • Copy of your Current CV

Deadline for Application
On or before Monday, February 5, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
Please include the completed application form including signatures, letter of application and CV as a single PDF file.
Please submit a single PDF file to Marcie Ferguson at

Notification of Selection
Submission will be reviewed by the institute selection committee and those selected for participation in the 2018 UT Scholars Institute will be notified by February 21, 2018. 

Any questions about this opportunity may be sent to the Jack Schultz, Senior Executive Director of Research Development in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Last Updated: 1/25/18