A major goal of Texas Biologics is to strengthen and expand biomedical translational research at UT Austin. One mechanism to achieve this goal is to provide financial support for projects in biologics discovery and development. We launched the TXBio Pilot Grant Program to foster research across campus.

Current Funding Opportunities

The TXBio Pilot Grant Program is now closed. We expect to hold the next competition in early 2025.

See the past Request for Proposals for reference

We anticipate holding yearly or bi-yearly grant programs. More opportunities will be posted here as available.

For additional funding opportunities, or to leverage your TXBio Pilot Grant funding, see UT's Internal Funding Opportunities.

2023 Pilot Grant Awardees

Targeted in situ production of a HER2-specific nanobody for breast cancer
Engineering RNA polymerases for efficiently producing mRNA vaccines

2022 Pilot Grant Awardees

Engineered Proteoliposome Therapeutics for Glycocalyx Enhancement in Disease
Eliminating Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells with a Bispecific Antibody Binding a2b1 Integrin
Developing a Bifunctional Anti-biofilm Biologic Agent
Developing Adaptable, Extracellular Drug Reservoirs for Treating Glioblastoma