Internal Funding Programs
Obtaining assistance from Innovation Partners in developing a commercialization plan for your innovations increases the chances of additional research funding. Texas A&M University and its units provide a number of internal support programs to facilitate technology development and encourage multi-investigator and multidisciplinary research projects.
Translational Investment Fund
The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for Texas A&M University researchers whose disclosures are serviced by Innovation Partners to bridge the common gaps that arise in development of early-stage technologies that have the potential to address a commercial or industrial need and ultimately impact the community, nation, and the world.
LAUNCH offers the Innovation[X] Program which provides grants that allow multidisciplinary teams of faculty, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs to work together to address complex real-world challenges. Faculty may apply for grants of up to $20,000 to facilitate year-long projects. Visit the Innovation[X] program page for additional information about these grants.
President's Excellence Fund
Similarly, other interdisciplinary funding mechanisms are available through the President’s Excellence Fund which is a 10-year, $100 million-dollar program designed to support faculty and build upon Texas A&M University’s commitment to the three pillars of advancing transformational learning; enhancing discovery and innovation; and expanding impact on our community, state, nation, and world. Visit the President’s website to learn more about these opportunities.
Other Intra- and Extramural Funding
The Texas A&M University Division of Research offers various other funding support for research and identifies major other research, scholarly, and creative opportunities from external sources. For additional information on the various intramural opportunities and extramural funding resources provided by the Division of Research, please visit https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research.