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  • Round 3 of X-Grants Opens December 13

    Dec 16, 2019

    Round 3 of the interdisciplinary X-Grants Program, part of the President’s Excellence Fund—a commitment of $100 million over ten years to faculty research—will open today, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.


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. Seven million dollars will be devoted to a mix of smaller scale awards and larger scale collaborative research awards.

Program Description

Team leads or co-leads must be PI eligible (faculty or faculty-equivalent research position) at Texas A&M, Texas A&M University-Galveston, Texas A&M University- 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 dollar amount awards and larger funding scope collaborative research awards. Funded teams will participate in the President’s Excellence Fund Symposium.