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Internal Funding

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has a comprehensive list of internal funding opportunities.  This page is available to offer additional insight into specific programs. 

C3 also wants you to know that we are available for proposal review for internal grants in addition to external applications. If you would like proposal assistance, please contact us: 

Matthew Winn, M.A.
Proposal Development

Research Enhancement Program

Deadline:  October 6, 2023 (Confirmed)

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. 

REP Guidelines          Rubric          Examples of Successful REP Proposals  

REP-Online-Application-Tutorial.pdf     REP-Workshop-PowerPoint-2023

Eligibility: All full-time Texas State faculty members, tenured or tenure-track, and faculty of practice who hold the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or professor may apply as principal investigators (PIs) or co-investigators (CIs). Nontenure line senior lecturers may only apply as co-investigators with eligible PIs. Individuals are eligible to apply for a maximum of $8000; two or more eligible faculty, for a maximum of $16,000.

College Research Enhancement Committee (CREC, 2023-2024):  Remember, your department/school College Research Enhancement Committee (CREC) representative can be a great resource for your REP proposal! Talk to them about your proposal or even send them a draft and ask for comments and suggestions. This will help them be better able to answer questions about your proposal when the committee meets. 

  • Chair - Dr. Tricia Burke (Comm Studies) – nonvoting member
  • Art & Design – TBD,
  • Communication Studies – TBD
  • Theatre & Dance -- TBD
  • Music – TBD
  • Journalism & Mass Communication – TBD

Need Assistance with Proposal Review?  Matthew Winn is available to review your REP proposals and give feedback. Contact C3 with any budget questions - we are here to help! 

The following project narrative template was developed for the College of Fine Arts and Communication rubric:

Recorded C3 REP Workshops

Whether you are a seasoned grant writer or a newbie, this workshop will familiarize you with updated guidelines and tips for applying to TXST’s Research Enhancement Program (REP). This training will be a fast and furious way to jumpstart your proposal.

C3 Workshop: Writing REP Proposals FY 2024


International Research Accelerator (IRA)

Deadline: April 1st (Anticipated)

Description: The International Research Accelerator (IRA) program is a joint effort between the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to support faculty members engaged in international research with the goal to increase global engagement opportunities for the campus community.

The maximum amount of funding that can be requested is $15,000 and it is anticipated that 3-5 awards will be made depending on the available funding to the program. IRA funding is available for both new and existing projects. Successful projects must have a strong international component, link to strategic goals of the university, and have viable and articulated research outcomes. The faculty member must also have prior accomplishments in working with international research grants. Thus, this is not a "seed" grant, but rather builds upon proven excellence and "accelerates" additional research.

IRA Eligibility:  All Texas State faculty members with full-time, continuing nine-month academic appointments are eligible to apply. Tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty who hold the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or professor may apply. 

Department chairs, School Directors, Program Directors, Deans, Assistant/Associate Deans, and Research Faculty are not eligible to apply. Professor of Practice faculty and Program Faculty may be included and compensated as internal consultants.

For more information on the International Research Accelerator please review the Application Guidelines.