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T3: Texas A&M Triads for Transformation

Collaboration across disciplines.
Seed-grant funding for research.
Teams of three faculty members.
100 projects of $30,000 each, funded per round.
Investing in Collaboration & Excellence
With a vision to increase multidisciplinary collaboration and move ideas from concepts to creations, T3: Texas A&M Triads for Transformation launched in 2017 as part of President Michael K. Young’s 10-year, $100 million Excellence Fund. The program, administered by the Division of Research in the Office of the Provost, is anchored atop three strategic Texas A&M University pillars: advancing transformational learning; enhancing discovery and innovation; and expanding our impact on our community, state, nation, and the world. The project teams supported by T3 grants allow Texas A&M faculty to work together to share in the imagination, vision, and creativity often needed to solve today’s most pressing challenges.

T3 Grants

Triads for Transformation research grants are disbursed in rounds. Each round awards up to 100 interdisciplinary projects $30,000 each to support faculty teams of three for 12 - 24 months. To encourage expansive thinking and spark collaborative ideas, at least two of the three participating tenured or tenure-track faculty for each project must come from different colleges or campuses. T3 grants include support for undergraduate and graduate student participation.
The first round of T3 grants were announced in March 2018, with approximately $3 million awarded as seed-grants to sponsor collaboration across disciplines. The second round of T3 funding was announced in January of 2019 and provided $3 million in seed funding for 100 innovative and interdisciplinary projects.  

About the Research

T3 research funding has supported projects ranging from developing new genome engineering tools, to exploring transformational learning, to the influence of early life stress on the memory, and more. So far, T3 Round 1 funding has resulted in more than $5.5 million in external grant funding.
 Learn more about funded projects, FAQs, requirements and how to apply for T3 Grants.

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T3: Round Two Provides $3 Million for 100 Projects
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T3: Texas A&M Triads for Transformation Selected Projects (Round 1)
Launching Texas A&M Triads for Transformation