Endowments provide permanent support. UTSA has numerous opportunities available to support our students and faculty.

What is an Endowment?

Endowments provide a stable reservoir of support for any number of areas at the university, including faculty positions, program funds, scholarships, graduate fellowships and much more. There are numerous endowment opportunities and funding levels available at UTSA.

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Endowment Levels

An endowment is a gift that has been invested in perpetuity with The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO). Each year, a distribution - like dividends on a mutual fund account - is made to your chosen program or area at UTSA. Investment earnings above the dividend rate help the endowment value grow over time to keep pace with inflation and maintain your endowment's spending power. Endowments can be paid in one sum or over five years.

Student Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships  
Program / Miscellaneous Endowments  
Endowed Academic Positions  

Texas Research Incentive Program

The Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP) provides matching funds to assist in leveraging private gifts for the enhancement of research productivity and faculty recruitment. UTSA is one of eight institutions eligible for the program.

Gifts or endowments of at least $100,000 from private sources for the purpose of enhancing research activities at UTSA are eligible for a TRIP Match, including:

  • Endowed Chairs
  • Endowed Professorships
  • Research Equipment / Supplies 
  • Research Program Costs
  • Graduate Research Fellowships
  • Faculty Research
  • Undergraduate Research

Certain gifts are not TRIP eligible, including:

  • Federal/State Funded Gifts
  • Sponsored Research Gifts
  • Contract for Services Gifts
  • Gifts with Deliverables that Require Reports Beyond Standard Financial and Progress Reports
  • Research Results/Findings are Confidential
  • Shared IP or Special Rights to IP are Given to the Funder
  • Eligible gifts can be matched by the state at the following levels:
  • 50% for Gifts of $100,000 to $999,999
  • 75% for Gifts of $1,000,000 to $1,999,999
  • 100% for Gifts of $2,000,000 to $10,000,000
  • $10,000,000 for Gifts over $10,000,000

Endowment Reports

Endowing a gift can change lives and open pathways to bold futures.