Seed Program for Interdisciplinary Research (SPIRe) - 2024

Award Info:

The maximum allowable budget for a SPIRe Grant is $60,000.
The duration of the SPIRe award is 12 months.


Please see the program page for full details and application requirements. 

The UT Dallas Seed Program for Interdisciplinary Research (SPIRe) program is an internal funding mechanism designed to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations that will lead to external funding. Successful proposals will include UTD faculty members serving as PIs from different UT Dallas department, programs or schools. This program is well-suited to support the endeavors of faculty with STEM backgrounds and project interests, although there is no limitation for faculty affiliations. PIs who accept a UT Dallas SPIRe grant award commit to the pursuit of external funding for the collaborative effort within 12 to 18 months of receiving SPIRe grant funding. Activities that are not eligible for support through this mechanism include consulting, dissertation completion, research/analysis pertaining to the operation of UT Dallas, and curriculum development.