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Internal Funding

Texas State University offers the following internal funding opportunities:

Research Enhancement Program
  • Contact: Michael Blanda, Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs,, 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)

We anticipate releasing a MIRG competition in late Fall 2020. Please check back periodically for updates.

  • The MIRG program is part of Texas State University‚Äôs strategy to strengthen and enhance research and scholarly activity in the quest to become a tier-one research institution.  Building a research portfolio responsive to the grand challenges of our society is a critical component of this strategy. These challenges are complex and multifaceted. As such, their solutions require multiple perspectives. 

    The 2019 MIRG program will support multidisciplinary research projects that are responsive to an existing research funding opportunity of an external sponsor. Competitive proposals will have clear plans to apply for external funding within six months of completing the MIRG project.
  • Proposals must be submitted electronically via the InfoReady internal submission portal no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Download MIRG RFP and Proposal Submission Guidelines
  • View past MIRG awards
  • MIRG Questions can be directed to or 512-245-2314.

Please visit MIRG Awardees Announcement for more information.

Merrick Awards
  • Contact: Beth Wuest, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness,, 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,, 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.