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Office of Research and Innovation

Faculty assist students at Timberlake Ranch on bio sciences research

Tarleton State University is committed to encouraging research, scholarship and creative activity. The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) is committed to supporting research and scholarly engagement within any discipline, and provides resources to support faculty and student research and scholarly activities. The office encourages all faculty to seek assistance when considering external funding support. 

The primary roles of the office include:

  • Faculty services
    • Grants and contracts
      • Identification of funding opportunities
      • Proposal development
      • Budget development
      • Technical review
      • Proposal routing
      • Proposal submission
    • Research compliance (IRB, IACUC, IBC)
    • Facilitation of collaborative research efforts
    • Training and workshops
    • Manuscript review
  • Student services
    • Grants for student research and scholarship (undergraduate and graduate)
      • Travel grants for research presentation or data collection
      • Stipends to support faculty-student research
      • Grants to purchase research supplies
    • Poster printing

What faculty can expect: Faculty can access the expertise and skills of the Office of Research and Innovation staff at any time. Our knowledge of funding agency or organization culture, proposal development and submission, sponsored project compliance requirements, contract assessment, and budget compliance will help ensure a competitive proposal. The ORI also helps support student-faculty research by offering opportunities for students to receive stipends to assist with research, travel grants to present research or collect data, and grants to purchase research supplies.

Boards & Committees

The Office of Research and Innovation works with compliance and advisory committees to provide approval processes on research:


Tarleton State University policies governing research are in accord with policies established by the Texas A&M University System. Students and faculty conducting research must abide by a number of polices from the university level to the federal.