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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

NCURA YouTube Training

Notice of Intent to Seek Funding

Request for Funding Search

Pre- and Post-Award Procedures

Upcoming Events

DEADLINE for Internal Research Grant Proposals is November 13th!

Contact Us

Sponsored Research Services
Killgore Research Center 184
WTAMU Box 60217
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
(806) 651-2984
(806) 651-3555 (fax)

Executive Director
Kaaren J. Downey

KRC 178

Senior Grant Specialist / Internal Grants Administrator
Steve McLean

KRC 176

Senior Grant Specialist
Dona DeOtte

KRC 184A

Sponsored Projects Post-Award Accountant
Glenda Norton

KRC 184B

Sponsored Projects Post-Award Accountant
Heather Taylor

KRC 184



What's New?

OVER 50 PAGES of New Grant Opportunities - UPDATED WEEKLY!­

­­­­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

­­­­ACT NOW! A Call for Internal Research Grant Proposals!

 Applications are now being accepted for the Killgore Faculty Research (KFR), Graduate Student Research (GSR), and the President's Undergraduate Student Research (USR) Grant programs. Contact Steve McLean (651-2983) for any questions or to schedule a time for your budget review, or find him in the Killgore Research Center, Room 176. The deadline is November 13th.

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

­­­­WT Student Researchers in the News

 A group of West Texas A&M University environmental science students was in the news for their work with the black-footed ferret, an endangered species that was once native to our area.­ Read the Globe-News article here.

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?­ FIND­OUT­HERE!

WTAMU Secures Two Highly Competitive NSF MRI Awards - Click here for more information!

­­­­ A team of WTAMU scientists led by David Parker and Gary Barbee have received a Major Research Instrumentation Grant from the National Science Foundation.­ Read about the MRI grant in this Amarillo Globe article.

­­­­ The National Science Foundation has awarded West Texas A&M University a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant totaling $371,700 for the purchase of a state-of-the-art, 400 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer as a unique educational and research tool for the Texas Panhandle.­ Read more about the MRI here.­ See news video about the MRI 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 57.5 cents per mile as of 1/1/2015.­ 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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