Dissertation Research Award (DRA)

Dissertation Research Awards (DRA) are competitive awards available to doctoral students to pursue dissertation research. Proposals must focus on dissertation research that requires funding in excess of what can be supported through normal academic program operating budgets. Review the guidelines below for more information.

DRA Guidelines & Cover Page
Previous Award Recipients
DRA Success Story

Congratulations to Erick Butler, 2012-2013 recipient of a Dissertation Research Award. Dr. Butler, now an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at West Texas A&M University, received a grant from the Ogallala Aquifer Program, part of the Department of Agriculture, for work based on his dissertation research. Congratulations, Dr. Butler!