Opportunities

We will keep this page updated with existing opportunities for internal funding through the Center, as well as opportunities for funding for external collaborations. For external funding opportunities see Off Campus Opportunities. For further information on any of these opportunities please contact cpsh_ec@utlists.utexas.edu.

Visiting Scholarships

If you are interested in collaborating with members of the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability, you may get in touch with a relevant collaborator or the CPSH Executive Committee at cpsh_ec@utlists.utexas.edu.


Funding Programs

UT College of Natural Sciences Catalyst Grant Program

The CNS Catalyst Grant is a College of Natural Sciences internal funding mechanism meant to inspire interdisciplinary research collaborations that will seed efforts to secure major external funding. The CNS Catalyst Grant program funds up to two proposals per cycle, each at the level of $50,000 for one year.

  • The Spring 2022 competition is now open.
  • The proposal submission deadline is April 11, 2022, 5:00 PM CST.

For more info and to apply visit the Strategic Research Initiatives and CompetitionSpace websites.


Champions of Diversity Program

The Champions of Diversity Programs is recruiting undergraduate students for paid research projects, beginning Summer 2022 and continuing for a year and potentially longer.

  • Application review begins April 11, 2022. Apply early to secure your choice of project.
  • Open to any students with a background in physical sciences
  • Choose from a broad range of projects
  • Receive guided mentorship throughout the project

For more info and to apply visit the Champions of Diversity Program website.