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The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs oversees and administers the internal funding programs named here.  These funds are available on a limited basis.  The University Research and Creative Activities Committee recommends applicants based on merit, innovation and student involvement.

Faculty Research Enhancement Grant Competition

The University Research and Creative Activities Committee previously recommended awards to tenure/tenure track faculty research enhancement grants for each academic year. A request for proposals for the Faculty Research Enhancement Program were announced every spring semester for the following academic year. Research funds were to be used for hiring adjuncts, graduate assistants or students; purchasing equipment and supplies; gathering research data; and other legitimate research expenditures.

ORSP will NOT be providing FREP Awards for FY 2019.  We anticipate using the funds in a new and interesting way.  Please, stay tuned!

Junior Faculty Research Award Competition

Each year, Texas A&M University-Commerce will recognize junior faculty for outstanding research; which consists of a systematic study directed toward fuller scientific knowledge or understanding of the subject studied. Awards will be given for innovative research and each award consists of a $1,000 prize and a plaque. Funds will come from the Faculty Research Endowment, which was established to support faculty research.

Summer Research Assistant Support (Summer GAR)

We are currently not accepting applications for the summer 2017 semesters.  Please check back with us next year.

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs has limited funds to support research assistants (Graduate Assistants-Research - GARs) for master’s and doctoral students who are in the beginning stage of their thesis or dissertation.

Research assistants (GARs) will work under the supervision of their faculty mentor on their research project during the summer.  Research Assistants who receive these funds must benefit from their work experience in that they make significant advancement toward their degree and are better prepared for their professional careers.  The Guidelines are below.

Graduate Research Assistantship Guidelines

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University Research & Creative Activities Committee