The foundation relations team advances the University’s bold research and academic visions by cultivating and supporting relationships with local and national foundations. As an on-campus resource for grant-makers and University grant-seekers, we strive to:
Promote Academic Excellence and Innovation
Our team raises vital funds for key University priorities like cutting-edge research, faculty and student support, community outreach, student success initiatives and other deserving needs. Learn more about how you can invest in UT Dallas and North Texas communities.
Connect Foundation Donors with Meaningful Programs
Our team is an accessible connection point between foundation donors and the entire University. We explore, establish and sustain partnerships that strategically align with donors’ priorities and community needs, which in turn benefit UT Dallas and most importantly, the people and communities impacted by these investments.
These relationships lead to the development of new technologies and treatments, enhance faculty research and teaching capabilities, and help generations of students achieve their goals.
Contact us if you would like to:
- Explore UT Dallas program areas of interest
- Visit campus or meet with a faculty member
- Publicize a funding opportunity
- Learn about the impact your funding could make
Collaborate to Develop Compelling Proposals
Our team also serves UT Dallas development staff, faculty, program directors and University leadership. Depending on need, we can help develop strong, compelling grant proposals, budgets and impact reports that are meaningful and outcome-focused.
Contact us if you would like help with:
- Prospect research to identify potential foundation partnerships
- Executive summaries or abstracts
- Proposal editing and/or writing
- Institutional supporting materials for grant applications
- Project budgets
- Cover letters
- Application review and submission
Additionally, we provide relevant and timely information about foundation funding opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as host periodic grant training workshops in conjunction with the sponsored programs team in the Office of Research.