Research Support

Graduate degrees in the College of Education have a unique focus on the research that goes into improving teaching, learning, and other aspects of education. We offer many courses that develop students' ability to design and conduct meaningful research. Students at all levels have many opportunities to engage in first-hand research alongside faculty who are experts in this field. 

Since our college is so centered around research, we offer several resources that assist students with their research. There are offices and programs that advise students on how to prepare for and present research, as well as tools that assist in conducting that research. 

SMARTER Consulting

The Statistics, Measurement, And Research design Techniques in Educational Research (SMARTER) Consulting is available for graduate students. This office provides assistance with research design and quantitative analysis through direct consulting, tutorials, and workshops.

Office of Educational Research Support (OERS)

The OERS assists with grant administration through submitting research proposals, coordinating award documentation, and providing post-award administration.

Research Software & Technologies

The College of Education provides graduate students with free access to a variety of computer programs and other technological services and products designed to support research activities. The Information Technology Office offers a variety of services for students.


Qualtrics: A data collection survey tool.
UTBox: Secure cloud storage.
Statistical Packages (SPSS, SAS, & Stata): Can be accessed in SZB 536 or purchased at the Campus Computer Store.  
MATLAB: Analytic program available to all UT students to compute data, make figures, and solve optimization problems. 
NVivo: Qualitative analysis software available in the 4th Floor computer labs. 
Recording & Transcription: Video cameras, tripods, digital recorders, and transcription foot pedal systems are all available to borrow.

Other Research Support

UT Austin Institutional Review Board (IRB)

For IRB submission information go to the Office of Research Support IRB.

Library Resources

Many resources can be found on the UT Libraries' website, including Workshops, Handouts & Recordings & Specific Education Resources.

Poster Printing

The PCL now provides poster printing services up to 42 x 60 inches.  The price is $5 per linear foot with a valid UT ID, meaning a poster that measures 4 feet on its longest side will cost $20.

Business Cards

Campus Copy provides business card printing for students - $30 for 100 cards using standard formatting. Custom cards can be requested for an additional fee. An EID is required to order.

Funding Resources

SciVal Database

Search SciVal Database for funding opportunities.

For a full search of available federal grants, go to

Academic Databases of Graduate Student Funding

Several universities maintain publicly available databases of external academic fellowships, scholarships, and grants. This list is a great way to focus only on funding for graduate students.