Fund for Academic Enrichment

The Fund for Academic Enrichment enhances the graduate educational experience by funding lectures that are a part of workshops, graduate courses, seminars, exhibitions and academic conferences hosted by The University of Texas at Austin.

Graduate students, registered graduate student organizations and faculty are eligible to apply for funding.

Designated Funds for Faculty

In addition to funds available to all members of the graduate community, some funds have been designated for faculty to travel to or from Great Britain for academic purposes. These funds can also be used to host a scholar affiliated with an academic institution in Great Britain.

Funds have also been designated to foster an exchange of faculty and business leaders between the university and Monterrey, Mexico, for the purpose of research and lectures.

Scope of Use

Funds are primarily awarded to pay for travel, accommodations and honorarium for speakers and faculty. Funds are not awarded for student travel, and are typically not awarded for receptions, group meals, equipment, room rental or services such as parking and printing. This is not a cash award and expenditures must follow standard university procedures and policies. Unspent funds will revert to the Graduate School and cannot be used toward programs or expenditures not approved in the award notification letter.

Application Process

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 academic year. All application materials must be submitted by May 29, 2015, to receive full consideration. Please upload all documents to UT Box.

Materials should include:

  • A brief description of the academic program or activity
  • Estimated cost with a detailed budget including all other sources of funding
  • A brief statement describing how this activity or program will benefit graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin