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, 1 PVAMU graduate student, 1 Texas A&M tenured/tenure track faculty member, and 1 Texas A&M graduate student.

Award Selection

Teams selected for funding will receive $40K total, with $20K provided to the PVAMU PI by PVAMU and $20K total to the Texas A&M PI by Texas A&M. Funding decisions will be made through a review process.

Research Themes

Proposals supporting the following thrust areas are encouraged.

  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Health Disparities, Resilience, and Telehealth
  • Community Development, Vulnerable Populations
  • Economy, Education, Future of Work and Workforce Development
  • Agriculture, Sustainable Development/Systems

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: February 14, 2022, 5:00pm
  • Awards will be announced by March 2022.


Contact Us

Candice Jongsma, Ph.D., Director for Multidisciplinary Project Development
Focus: Multidisciplinary Proposals