We encourage researchers in Texas (faculty and student) to pursue funding opportunities for their research.  If you are aware of any funding opportunities and would like them posted here, please contact [email protected]. This page will be updated as new opportunities are identified and added, or expired opportunities are removed.

Funding Opportunities

Natural Resources Department, Texas Comptrollers Office

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) Natural Resources Program funds research to support data-driven Endangered Species Act decisions and voluntary conservation efforts. The program awards interagency contracts for services (“Contracts”) pursuant to Chapters 403 and 771 of the Texas Government Code to Texas public universities to conduct research on species of interest including candidate, petitioned or listed species under the federal Endangered Species Act.

An open Call for Proposals (CFP) allows researchers flexibility to suggest species and methodologies within the criteria listed in the CFP. It is designed to draw specialized knowledge, diversify species and types of research, and increase knowledge about species of concern. Proposals are due Nov 7, 2022.

Link to RFP - https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/natural-resources/research/calls-for-proposals/


Texas Academy of Science Student Research Competition

The Texas Academy of Sciences offers competitive research awards for student research proposals.  These awards are announced annually, and presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science. Separate awards are given for Ph.D. student, Masters student, and B.S./B.A. student research proposals.  The number of awards varies from year to year, although in most years three awards are given for each category (first, second, and third place).

Guidelines for research proposals can be found here.