The R.O.A.D. to D.C. Program will provide an opportunity to meet with program managers within your area of research from agencies such as National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and other D.C. area agencies.

Award Information

  • Travel to and from Washington, D.C.
  • Provide a recommendation letter from your Dean or Department Head (required during this registration process)
  • Participate in one Mentor Meeting on campus at UT Dallas
  • Schedule and attend two or more appointments with program managers from various agencies in Washington, D.C.
  • Attend a team dinner in Washington, D.C. to share information and experiences with fellow attendees

We hope that through this program you will have the opportunity to build and cultivate relationships with program managers and other faculty at UT Dallas in an effort to enhance research funding opportunities.


Submission Deadline: To be determined


All flights MUST be purchased by your department administration team using the Office of Research cost center (provided after registration process is complete). The Office of Research will NOT cover the cost of flight changes, including fees or change in air fare pricing.


Please note that the Office of Research will be making your hotel reservations for you. We will send you the location and confirmation information closer to your travel date.

Travel Reimbursements

Travel reimbursements must be completed by your department administration using the provided Office of Research cost center. All reimbursements must follow university policies and guidelines.

Contact Us

For further information please contact Suzanne Head.