Project Development Grants are available for TAMU faculty and graduate students.

Tenure-line and Instructional Faculty
Funding available from $500 to $7,000 to create or enhance digital projects.  Funding is available for 1 to 7 projects each year.  Preference will be given to projects that apply for external funding as well.

Graduate Students
Funding available from $500 to $1,000 for projects related to their theses and dissertations.

Application Deadline is February, 28, 2020

Awards Announced: April 2020

Funds Distributed: September 2020

To apply complete and submit the Project Development Grant Application form and attach the following:

  • CV(s) for Principal Investigator(s)
  • Itemized Budget
  • Grant Narrative (1-2 pp.)
  • Proposed Deliverables (1/2 p.)
  • Environmental Scan (1/2 to 1 p.) – an environmental scan describes similar projects
  • Technical Feasibility (1/2 p.) – a summary of the technical feasibility discussion with CoDHR Staff.  The summary should include the name of the CoDHR staff member with whom you met and your understanding of your project’s feasibility. 
    • Request an appointment to discuss the technical feasibility of your project by emailing Nancy Sumpter ( with a brief description of your project.  She will notify you with the name of the CoDHR staff member assigned to meet with you and discuss your project.
  • Bibliography (1 p.)
  • External funding application, if applicable

When the submission date falls on a weekend or a TAMU recognized holiday, the application deadline is extended to the next business day.

The Project Development Grant Report requests:

  • List of expenditures compared with budget requested
  • Project outcome and deliverables; information on publications, conference presentations, etc.
  • Grant benefits and future plans.

Please address questions and applications to Nancy Sumpter (