Research and Sponsored Programs

UT Scholars Institute Program (SIP)

Members of 1st SIP Class Selected

UT Scholars Institute Program (SIP) an opportunity designed to help prepare early career faculty members in the area of grant writing and serving as a principal investigator on grants. 

Participants will acquire broad perspectives regarding may topics important to externally-funded projects including:

  • preparing for grant submissions
  • identifying external sources of funding
  • seeking collaborators on and off campus
  • conducting human subject research
  • using animals in research
  • accessing UT resources (e.g. statistical consulting)
  • managing conflicts of interest
  • protecting intellectual property
  • setting up budgets and managing the awards

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 20 faculty members.

When will this be offered?
2017 institute will convene in May 2017 and consist of six monthly sessions, concluding in October 2017. Selected participants will meet once per month with presentations and discussions will be facilitated by current members of the UT faculty and staff from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Time will be included in each session for internal discussion. Monthly meetings will be scheduled for Friday mornings.

To be considered for participation in the UT Scholars Institute, please submit:

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

Deadline for Application
On or before Friday, March 31, 2017
This include the completed application form including signatures, letter of application and CV.

Notification of Selection
Submission will be reviewed by the institute selection committee and those selected for participation in the 2017 UT Scholars Institute will be notified by April 14, 2017. 

Any questions about this opportunity may be sent to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Fellow, Dr. Amy Thompson.

Last Updated: 11/17/17