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.

Travel Grants

LPSC Travel Grant

The UT Center for Planetary Systems Habitability (CPSH) intends to support (travel and registration) a contingent of UT Austin students doing research in planetary science to attend the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 13-17, 2023, at The Woodlands, TX. Preference is given to students presenting at the conference but we also welcome graduate and undergraduate students wishing to attend to expand their research knowledge and to take advantage of networking opportunities.

If interested in joining the CPSH student contingent to LPSC2023, please send a few sentences describing your interest and goals for attending the meeting and an estimate for your travel budget along with any co-funding from your advisor or unit to Afzal Shadab (PhD Candidate at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences). We welcome planetary science students from any college or unit.

Read about 2022’s travel grant recipients.

Funding Programs

Request for Student-Led Proposals in Planetary Habitability

The Center for Planetary Systems Habitability is pleased to announce our third call for proposals for Student Research Awards in Planetary Habitability. We encourage proposals from all schools involved with the Center: the College of Natural Sciences, the Jackson School of Geosciences, and the Cockrell School of Engineering.

We welcome proposals for research expenses and/or student funding support at the graduate or undergraduate level. Deadline: This funding opportunity has a deadline of June 1, 2023 at 10 AM.

Learn more.

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.