Call for UT Austin and INL research grants

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

UT@INL section under the Academic Areas header

Deadline: 17 Nov 2017

The UT “Corner” at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) is a new collaboration focused on research and faculty/student exchanges between UT Austin and INL, headquartered in Braga, Portugal. The primary purpose of UT@INL is to promote interdisciplinary research on nanotechnology and nanoscience. As a collaboration, UT@INL has the following objectives:

  1. The creation of a world-class environment for researchers working at INL, in universities, and in industry by
  2. Promoting education, research, and technological development in thematic areas of interest to both UT Austin and INL, and
  3. Facilitating entrepreneurship through continued interaction between researchers and educators at UT Austin and the academic and industrial Portuguese sectors involved with INL.


As part of the Emerging Technologies program of the UT Austin|Portugal CoLab, UT Austin tenure-track faculty can now apply for funds to support research visits for PhD students or post-docs to INL to carry out collaborative research with an INL partner. To apply, faculty must fill out this application and submit the completed form to Brian Korgel. We will begin reviewing applications on November 17, 2017, and will continue to fund new grants until there are no remaining funds available.

These research grants are in support of the creation of a new UT@INL corner to promote researcher and faculty exchanges from UT Austin to INL to participate in research projects, internships, or attend/teach particular short courses.

Three types of awards will be supported:

  • Option 1: up to $25,000 to support a 3-6 month research stay at INL (travel, living expenses, student tuition, stipend/fringe, research supplies)
  • Option 2: up to $10,000 to support a 1-month research stay at INL (travel, living expenses, student stipend/fringe, research supplies)
  • Option 3: up to $5,000 to support a one-week planning grant to INL. (travel, accommodation)

It is anticipated that 1-2 Option 1 awards, 3-6 Option 2 awards, and 4-10 Option 3 awards will be made in FY 2017, pending availability of funds. Approximately, $100,000 is available for the FY2017 competition. Spending of all funds must be complete by the end of FY2018.

 There is no limit to the number of proposals that an individual faculty member can submit.