BECOME A COLLABORATOR

 

Membership Benefits:

  • TexasMRC grant funding is not applied towards University overhead or faculty salaries
  • Funds are used for direct costs towards the research and development of the technology
  • Your donations leverage over $850,000 worth of research funding
  • Each participating university provides matching obligations of up to $150,000 (each) towards the program
  • Universities may acquire additional state matching dollars from their donations
  • Insight into the technologies being developed and research teams
  • First access to technologies developed and research progress
  • First access to directly sponsor projects or license technologies
  • Help determine the critical research or market areas for funding in the request for proposals
  • Participation in events and presentations of project results
  • UTARI being the Administrative Agent to help monitor teams’ progress towards meeting milestones
  • Milestone-based projects with results delivered in a short term (1 year)
  • Exposure to the student and faculty researchers

Levels of membership:

 

$150,000+

Organizations contributing at least $150,000 to the program receive 3 votes each towards grant award decisions and 1 Executive Committee membership. Members can independently fund or collaborate with any proposal not funded by the TexasMRC Grant for that year.

 

$100,000+

Organizations contributing $100,000 receive 2 votes each towards grant award decisions.  Members can independently fund or collaborate with any proposal not funded by the TexasMRC Grant for that year.

 

$50,000+

Organizations contributing $50,000 receive 1 vote each towards grant award decisions.Members can independently fund or collaborate with any proposal not funded by the TexasMRC Grant for that year.

 

Under $50,000

Organizations contributing less than $50,000 can review all submitted proposals, and independently fund or collaborate with any proposal not funded by the TexasMRC Grant for that year.