Eligible TRIP matching funds are lowest in the state

'We are thankful to everyone for their support of Texas Tech University and our goal of becoming the state's next national research university,' said Kent Hance, Texas Tech University System chancellor, in a press release. 'The fact that the fund is oversubscribed for 2010 as of today shows that this is good for all seven emerging research universities and will be extremely beneficial for the state of Texas.'

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Of the seven eligible universities, the University of Texas-Arlington reported the lowest donation total eligible for a program that will match research funds for the state's emerging research universities.

The university announced Sept. 1 that $3.75 million in donated funds were pledged, of which $1.1 million is expected to be eligible for matching funds through the Texas Research Incentive Program. UT-San Antonio, UT-Dallas, UT-El Paso, University of Houston, University of North Texas and Texas Tech University, reported eligible donations of at least $2 million.

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