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November 17, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Student Research Grant Program Accepting Applications

Student research at The University of Texas at Tyler may now receive funding through a new competitive program, Dr. Arlene Horne, associate vice president for research and federal relations, announced.

The program is sponsored by the UT Tyler Office of Sponsored Research, the Office of Graduate Studies and the academic deans.

It will offer 10 graduate and 10 undergraduate research awards for the 2009 spring semester. Each award of $500 will fund student research projects, and faculty members who supervise the student research will receive $300.

“We want to engage our students in research at the university and to provide them with the research experiences necessary for either entering into doctoral programs or being successful in graduate school,” said Horne.

Awards will be given on a competitive basis, and the research can be in any field. UT Tyler’s Research Council will evaluate applications based on the research topic, proposal quality and faculty adviser commitment. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1.

The funds may used to cover project-related expenses, such as wages, supplies, equipment and travel.

After project completion, students must submit one-page summaries and present their findings at a poster conference in May 2009.

Faculty sponsors also must certify each project’s completion.

For more information or to apply, visit www.uttyler.edu/research/studentfacgrant.htm.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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