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Sponsored Research ServicesDr. Angela Spaulding

The office of Sponsored Research Services (SRS) is a service unit reporting to the Vice President for Research and Compliance and Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Angela Spaulding. Our mission is to support West Texas A&M University researchers in securing external funding and providing expert advice and administrative services during the pre- and post-award stages of the sponsored research project. We are committed to providing our internal and external customers professional and responsive service at all times.­­

Dr. Angela Spaulding


Useful Links


Funding Sites

Institutional Information Page

Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization

NCURA YouTube Training

Notice of Intent to Seek Funding

Request for Funding Search

Pre- and Post-Award Procedures

TAMUS Technology Commercialization

Upcoming Events


Contact Us

Sponsored Research Services
WTAMU Box 60217
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
(806) 651-2984
(806) 651-3555 (fax)

Executive Director
Kaaren J. Downey

KRC 167

Senior Grant Specialist / Internal Grants Administrator
Steve McLean

KRC 176

Senior Grant Specialist
Dona DeOtte

KRC 146





What's New?

OVER 30 PAGES of New Grant Opportunities - UPDATED WEEKLY!­

Grant-Writing Workshop 2016

Grant Writing Workshop graphic   Our team of grant specialists spent the day discussing how we assist WT's faculty, staff, and students navigate the often confusing world of research grant funding. Bryan DeBusk from Hanover Research conducted presentations on the topics: Proposal Planning, Proposal Writing, and Resubmitting a denied Proposal. These talks were recorded and the video links are provided in the easy access table below. Keep this in mind - Make our team of experts your FIRST stop in funding your research!

Proposal Planning   Proposal Writing 


Watch Planning the Proposal presentation Watch Writing the Proposal presentation Watch Resubmitting the Proposal presentation

­­­­Is WT an HSI?

 While WTAMU does have an Hispanic student population of more than 25%, explaining exactly what that means can be confusing.  This short description, "What is an HSI?" should help.

The Internal Research Grant Awards Are In!

   We had a record number of submissions this year! You can checkout the list of awardees along with all of the instruction and application packets at the following webpages - Killgore Faculty Research and Graduate Student Research or the President's Undergraduate Student Research

   Go to Killgore Faculty and Graduate Student Research page          Go to Undergraduate Student Reseach page

   Now would be a great time to start planning for next year's Call for Proposals. Contact Steve McLean (651-2983) with any questions or find him in the Killgore Research Center, Room 176. The next call will be sent out early September 2016.

­­­­WTAMU Faculty Researchers Benefit from Collaboration

   Through the efforts of Sponsored Research Services and Hanover Research, faculty researchers at WT have secured over $770,000 in research funding, and that number is set to increase soon. Hanover provides support in key areas of proposal development and has success in attaining awards from a variety of agencies and entities. If you have interest in finding potential funding programs to support your area of research, submitting a research grant application, re-writing and re-submitting a previous proposal, or any other area related to external research grant funding, please contact Steve McLean (651-2983).

Link to Hanover Research Proposal Development page


   Below are a few links to the video recordings of the Grant-Writing Workshop Hanover presented for us back on October 31st, 2014.

Funding Sources Overview and Good v. Fundable The Difference Between Scholarly and Grant Writing Sharp and Perri - Two Reviewer's Experiences An Overview of Various Review Processes
Play Hanover Video Funding Sources Overview and Good v. Fundable Play Hanover Video The Difference Between Scholarly and Grant Writing Play Hanover Video Sharp and Perri - Two Reviewer's Experiences Play Hanover Video An Overview of Various Review Processes


WTAMU Receives $239,965 MRI Award from NSF

   For the second consecutive year, West Texas A&M University is the recipient of a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase a high-temperature X-ray diffraction system (HT-XRD) for research on nanotechnology and resilient-building materials. The equipment will be housed in the University’s new core lab in the Palo Duro Research Facility.  Read more about the grant here.

Congratulations to Emily Hunt

­­­­   She signed an agreement with Aggie Venture Fund for a first-time exclusive license and patent rights agreement for the commercialization of her research on Nanostructured Metallic Alloys for Antibacterial Application.­ See the Newschannel10 report here.

­­­­ Click here and look at what Emily Hunt's students are doing in their mechanical engineering design class!

Does your research project require IRB approval?­ FIND ­OUT­ HERE!


­­­­   West Texas A&M University has joined with the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to bring the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program to our campus.­ This opportunity endows graduate students with extra money in the form of Performance-Based Scholarships and Conference Travel Funding.­ It also provides resources for Social and Collaborative Networks across TAMUS - 11 Universities total - in addition to Professional Development and Grant-Writing Workshops.­ Get more AGEP info here.

New F&A Rate Announcement

Article on Revisions to the Conflict of Interest Regulations

Current list of Proposal Development Materials, Workshops, and Webinars

Grant Writing Tips and Other Helpful Articles

Travel notes: Mileage reimbursement rate is 54 cents per mile as of 1/1/2016.­ The University has adopted Mapquest for the official mileage reimbursement guide (some exceptions apply).­ Each travel voucher must have an attached copy of the Mapquest mileage calculation for mileage reimbursement.

"What's New" Archive

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