The Division of Research at Texas A&M University is a strong supporter of international collaborations between Texas A&M faculty and researchers at international institutions. The Division has facilitated agreements to offer faculty a variety of opportunities for international research collaborations:
Texas A&M and Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), began a collaborative Research Grant program in 2013. This program seeks to facilitate global faculty-to-faculty collaboration and further research ties between the two countries that yield preliminary results and enable joint applications for extramural funded programs. This program is open to tenured or tenure-track faculty at Texas A&M in all areas that are mutually supported by CAPES and Texas A&M.
Texas A&M and Mexico's CONACYT began a Collaborative Research Grant Program in 2001. This competitive, peer-reviewed program advances inter-institutional cooperation in science, technology, and scholarly activities through the complementary efforts of scientists and scholars from Texas A&M and Mexican institutions.
To date the program has funded nearly 200 joint research teams and garnered over $5 million in funding.
Texas A&M and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are in discussions to redesign collaborative efforts between researchers in the two countries. Between 2012 and 2015, the research program between the two countries funded 27 joint research projects with over $1.3 million in funding, with a researcher from Texas A&M and a Chinese university.
The Texas A&M-Weizmann Collaborative Program was established in 2009. Between 2012 and 2014 Texas A&M, including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and the Weizmann Institute for science in Israel awarded over $1.5 million in research funding.