Experimentation, exploration, and cross-disciplinary inquiries are integral to the design culture at the SOA. In support of these pursuits, we encourage our students to inquire into the following resources available at the university and school level. 

Thermal Lab

The two Thermal Labs at the University of Texas at Austin are an outdoor testing facility for state-of-the-art research on innovative façade design.  The Thermal Lab provides for the school as a research laboratory where these ideas can be tested in a rigorous engineering type of environment.

Portfolio Program

Portfolio programs are opportunities for students to obtain credentials in a cross-disciplinary academic area of inquiry while they are completing the requirements for a master’s or doctoral degree in a particular discipline. 

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability collaborates with units across campus to post available sustainability-related student opportunities.


Our Graduate Admissions and Scholarship Coordinator administers various university-wide grant funds both for US and international students. Students will receive communications from Graduate Admissions and Scholarship Office with instructions when we are ready to begin accepting nomination requests. Other suggested venues for individual or research grants non-affiliated to the School of Architecture are: 

Green Fee

A student majority Green Fee Committee (GFC) has been established to solicit, review and award funds for environmental service related projects on campus.

Co-op Funding

Each semester, the University Co-op allocates funds to registered student organizations to help with programs and events for the direct benefit of students at The University of Texas at Austin.


Fulbright is a scholarship program of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists.

Find Funding at UT 

University of Texas catalog for grants and funding opportunities.