Prop 4 money years away

The emerging research universities — UNT, the University of Texas at Arlington, UT-Dallas, Texas Tech University, the University of Houston, UT-El Paso and UT-San Antonio — would need to meet a laundry list of criteria before the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board would grant the funds.

Written by: Jessica Behnham


As University of North Texas officials envision the university’s future as a national research institution, they hope to bring millions of new grant money to the region to make that happen.

However, it could take five to 10 years before UNT sees those funds, according to university officials.

Voters approved a state proposition last week to allow seven emerging research universities in Texas, including UNT, to apply for funds from a $500 million dormant higher education account.

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