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Internal Grants

Texas State University offers the following internal funding opportunities:

Research Enhancement Program
  • Contact: Michael Blanda, Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, mb29@txstate.edu, 512-245-2314
  • Texas State's Research Enhancement Program is an internally funded grant competition intended to encourage and provide support for faculty research and other creative activities. All full-time Texas State faculty members, tenured or tenure-track, are eligible to apply. Individuals are eligible to apply for a maximum of $8000; two or more eligible faculty, for a maximum of $16,000.
Multi-disciplinary Internal Research Grant (MIRG)
  • RFP will be released annually in mid-February.
  • Contact: Evy Gonzales, eg13@txstate.edu, 512-245-2314.
  • Texas State's Multi-disciplinary Internal Research Grant (MIRG) is an internally funded grant competition that supports multi-dicsiplinary research projects that are federal-ready or near federal-ready with the goal of enabling a greater success rate for research teams who seek federal awards. Thus, MIRG funds will help researchers to obtain the critical preliminary data and experience, and lay the necessary groundwork to obtain federal sponsorship. All full-time Texas State faculty members are eligible to apply. Awards can range from $15,000 to $30,000 for a 12-Month period of support.

Please visit the MIRG webpage for more information.

Academic Computing Committee Grant Program
  • Contact: Tim England, Chair, england@txstate.edu, 512-245-3904
  • Originating from the student computing fee, approximately $500,000 is made available by the Office of the Vice President for Informational Technology (VPIT) to provide for the enhancement of computing resources and technology available to Texas State students. The Academic Computing Committee (ACC), under the authority of the University Faculty Senate, is charged with the responsibility of soliciting and evaluating proposals. Proposals are invited from entities funded by Texas State University.
  • The Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued campus-wide in early December. Guidelines are provided in the RFP. Those choosing to submit a request may obtain forms from their ACC representative.
  • College representatives are appointed by the Faculty Senate, and their names and e-mail addresses are listed in the RFP. The deadline for submitting proposals is toward the end of January. The ACC evaluates the proposals and makes it recommendations in February.
  • Both employees and students may submit, so long as the submitter is submitting a request on behalf of an entity funded by the university.
Office of Equity and Access
  • The Equity and Access Committee has funds that are available for programming or initiatives that support Goal 4 the University Plan, to enrich our learning and working environment by attracting and supporting a more diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Proposal information including requirements and deadlines can be found at this link.
  • Contact: Ms. Cynthia Prado in the Office of Equity and Access at 512.245.2539 for further information.
Merrick Awards
  • Contact: Beth Wuest, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, wuest@txstate.edu, 512-245-8113
  • Guidelines for this program are currently being revised. Please e-mail the Chair for information.
Albert B. Alkek Library, Library Research Grants
  • Contact: Joan Heath, Assistant Vice President for Alkek Library, jh06@txstate.edu, 512-245-2133
  • Faculty members who need materials not in the library collection to support their research are invited to submit a proposal for a Library Research Grant. Each year the Alkek Library provides funds to acquire non-curricular materials for this purpose. Although the review process is competitive, most professionally written proposals have been funded in recent years.
  • $20,000 in funding is available. Proposals over $3,000 are unlikely to receive full funding. Materials requested may include books, back issues of journals, electronic resources, AV materials, computer software. Requests should not include current subscriptions, journal articles or multiple copies of materials. Applicants are asked to provide a brief description of the project, a list of needed materials, and the estimated cost.
  • To submit a proposal, use the form at this link.