Jul 2, 2018
Eight interdisciplinary research projects will share $7 million in funding during the first round of Texas A&M University’s X-Grants program, an initiative of the 10-year, $100 million President’s Excellence Fund, the university announced today.
Part of the President’s Excellence Fund, X-Grants is an interdisciplinary program designed to bring faculty together across disciplines. The program’s goal is to unlock creative and imaginative ideas that will address important problems in areas that will significantly impact the most important challenges facing global society. Its over-arching themes will reflect Texas A&M's research strengths and, in many cases, will emphasize sustainable research excellence beyond initial funding. Seven million dollars will be devoted to a mix of smaller scale and dollar amount planning awards and larger scale and funding scope awards.
Team leads or co-leads must be PI eligible (faculty or faculty-equivalent research position) at Texas A&M, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M at Qatar, TEES, TEEX, AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension, or TTI. Additional team members may consist of any faculty or staff with appropriate expertise for the team. Seven million dollars will be devoted to a mix of smaller scale and dollar amount planning awards and larger scale and funding scope awards. Funded teams will participate in the President’s Excellence Fund Symposium.