Panther RISE Grant Program (PRISE)

A collaboration between Texas A&M Prairie View University and Texas A&M University to establish productive research and scholarly collaborations to better position themselves to pursue multidisciplinary research and innovation projects.

As federal funding agencies significantly support large-scale, multidisciplinary research and innovation projects of national and global importance, the PRISE program affords an invaluable opportunity to the researchers between the two institutions to better position themselves in being successful in collaborative efforts, including obtaining competitive grants from external agencies.

PRISE Program Overview

To further enhance collaboration between Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M University faculty, the Vice President for Research (VPR) has agreed to participate in the Panther Research & Innovation for Scholarly Excellence (PRISE) Grant Program initiated by the Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Vice President for Research and Innovation. The PRISE program is open to tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) faculty members from all disciplines.

The PRISE Grant Program is expected to fund up to 10 teams working on projects of mutual interest. Teams will consist of 1 PVAMU tenured/tenure track faculty member, One PVAMU graduate student, One Texas A&M tenured/tenure track faculty member, and One Texas A&M graduate student.

Award Selection and Funding

Teams selected for funding will receive $40,000 total, with $20,000 provided to the PVAMU PI by PVAMU and $20,000 total to the Texas A&M PI by Texas A&M. Funding decisions will be made through a review process. The guidelines for the PRISE Grant Program as defined by PVAMU are outlined in the attached RFP. This email provides additional guidelines as they pertain to Texas A&M faculty participating in a team.

Research Themes

Proposals supporting the following thrust areas are encouraged.

  • Community and Economic Resilience
  • Emerging Technologies and Innovation
  • Health and Quality of Life
  • National Security
  • Space Exploration
  • Sustainability and Environment

Note the following:

  1. All proposals to be funded will be reviewed for compliance and funds will be allocated only after all compliance issues have been addressed.
  2. The Texas A&M faculty budget will be separate from that of the PVAMU faculty and should follow the guidelines below.
  3. The Texas A&M faculty budget should be included as part of and in addition to other information requested in a single PDF file by the PRISE Grant Program.
  4. You may wish to reach out to any existing or prospective collaborators you have at PVAMU regarding this opportunity.
  5. Texas A&M faculty funded under this program are expected to submit a short report to the Texas A&M VPR at the end of the project outlining any outcomes and future endeavors resulting from the project.
  6. The investigator-team is expected to submit a collaborative proposal to an external funding agency by Spring 2025.
  7. Proposals must be submitted by the collaborating PVAMU faculty by March 6, 2023 (5 P.M. CST).

Texas A&M Budget Guidelines:

  1. Total budget should be $20,000.
  2. Allowable expenses include hardware/software not to exceed $5,000, graduate and undergraduate student salaries/wages, graduate student tuition, travel funds, and supplies. No Texas A&M faculty salaries are allowed.
  3. At least $10,000 of the budget must be used for graduate student support.
  4. Please provide a one-paragraph justification of your budget.
  5. Please make your budget for one year (May 15, 2023 – May 14, 2024).

PVAMU Faculty Expertise

Texas A&M faculty can identify and contact potential PVAMU faculty members for research, innovation, and scholarly collaborations in three ways:

Key Dates

  • Submission Deadline: March 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
  • Awards will be announced by April 2023.


Contact Us

Dr. Henry Fadamiro
Associate Vice President for Research, Strategic Initiatives
Professor, Department of Entomology