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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


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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

2019 Internal Grants Proposals Due November 16

Contact Us

Sponsored Research Services
WTAMU Box 60217
Canyon, TX 79016-0001

Executive Director
Kaaren J. Downey

KRC 167

Senior Grant Specialist / Internal Grants Administrator
Steve McLean

KRC 176

Export Control Officer / Grant Specialist
Janet Wood

KRC 146






What's New?

WTAMU's Nick Flynn's S-STEM Proposal Awarded

West Texas A&M University is the recipient of a federal grant totaling almost $1 million through the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of low-income students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Dr. Nick Flynn, professor of biochemistry, wrote the grant proposal which helps fund scholarships for students in biology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, wildlife biology, chemistry and physics. Read more here!

Dr. Naruki Hiranuma Wins Coveted DOE-CAREER Award

Dr. Naruki Hiranuma, assistant professor of environmental sciences at West Texas A&M University, has received a CAREER award from the Department of Energy for his project, "Implications of Aerosol Physicochemical Properties Including Ice Nucleation at ARM Mega Sites for Improved Understanding of Microphysical Atmospheric Cloud Processes.” Read more about this award here and here.  Congratulations, Dr. Hiranuma!

Want to Learn the Grant Writing Basics?

Visit the Grants.Gov Community Blog.  Here you will find a multitude of articles and videos on topics such as eligibility, understanding the funder, tips on things to avoid, and much more.  Go here to see one of many pages of help from Grants.Gov, and be sure to look at the other links at the bottom of that page!

Dr. Arn Womble Receives Prestigious NSF-CAREER Award 

Dr. Arn Womble, assistant professor of civil engineering at West Texas A&M University, has been awarded a CAREER Award (NSF 1751018) by the National Science Foundation, making him the first WTAMU faculty member to ever receive this coveted honor.  His project, titled "Remote Sensing for Enhanced Understanding of Tornado Actions and Broadened STEM Education in Rural West Texas," aims to advance the knowledge of tornado-structure interaction.  Read more about this exciting award here.  Congratulations to Dr. Womble!

NSF Awards WT $999,994 for STEM Scholarship Program

The National Science Foundation has awarded West Texas A&M University a $999,994 National Science Award for “Teaming Engineering and Mathematics Students for the Future,” a project focused on the retention and graduation of a specialized population of learners in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  See complete article on this award here.

Dr. Hiranuma's Head is in the Clouds - and That's a Good Thing!

Read this great article on cloud formation research being conducted in WT's Killgore Research Center by Dr. Naruki Hiranuma.

Grant-Writing Workshop

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.

WTAMU Faculty Researchers Benefit from Collaboration

With the assistance of Sponsored Research Services and Hanover Research, faculty members at WT have secured over $5.17 million in grant funding. 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

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



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

F&A Rate Announcement

Article on Revisions to the Conflict of Interest Regulations

Grant Writing Tips and Other Helpful Articles

Travel notes: Mileage reimbursement rate is 54.5 cents per mile as of 1/1/2018.­ 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.

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