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Interdisciplinary projects that bring faculty-researchers together.
Large and small scale research awards.
Support for faculty and staff.

Accelerate Solutions

Part of President Michael K. Young’s 10-year, $100 million Excellence Fund, X-Grants were created to support teams of faculty-researchers and staff across disciplines with grants ranging from $100,000 to $1.5 million per team. X-Grants, named for “accelerating” collaborative research in larger teams, were created to solve important global challenges with imaginative and impactful solutions.


Administered by the Division of Research in the Office of the Provost, team grants totaling $7 million for a mix of smaller dollar amount awards and larger funding scope collaborative research awards are given out annually. Faculty-researchers and staff from all Texas A&M colleges and campuses, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M Engineering Extension, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and Texas A&M Transportation Service are eligible to partner in teams on innovative research proposals that cross the borders of disciplines and colleges.
The first X-Grants were awarded in 2018. Round 2 awards were announced in summer 2019, marking an investment of $14 million in accelerated solutions by teams of innovators across campus.

About the Research

X-Grants have supported interdisciplinary research ranging from the future of computing and artificial intelligence, to a 3D bioprinted pancreas for treating diabetes, aging populations, innovative treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases, and more.
Learn more about funded projects, FAQs, requirements and how to apply for X-Grants.

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X-Grant Program Funds Eight Interdisciplinary Projects
First round of X-Grants provides funding for eight projects involving 81 Texas A&M researchers