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COE Faculty-Mentored Graduate Student Research Grant Program

Program Overview

The intent of this grant program is to engage more COE faculty in mentoring graduate student research and to provide COE graduate students with much-needed financial support to facilitate the completion of their thesis or dissertation.

Program funding is made possible by the portion of Facilities and Administrative costs (F&A) or indirect costs (IDC) returned by the University to the College from externally-funded research grants previously awarded to COE faculty members.

Though there is no deadline for submitting proposals, only $7,500 is available for distribution per academic year on a first come, first served basis. Each award will range from $100 to $500 based on the costs listed in the Budget Proposal and Justification form. If the costs listed are below the minimum requirement of $100, the application is ineligible for review. 


Qualified applicants for this grant program is a COE graduate faculty member and currently-enrolled graduate student at Texas State University majoring in one of the COE’s graduate programs.

To be fully considered for this grant program, the faculty mentor must submit a complete application packet that is made up of the five application components listed below.

Please note that if a prior award recipient (Faculty Mentor) is out of compliance on current awards with their Student Mentee, the Faculty Mentor is not eligible to apply for future awards until all prior matters have been resolved. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the COE Research Office (COERO).

Application Components:

  1. Approved Graduate College Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Form with all appropriate signatures
  2. IRB Approval Letter if applicable
  3. Project Abstract
  4. Faculty Mentor Acknowledgment & Statement of Support Form
  5. Budget Proposal and Justification Form

For further details on each component requirement, see the Program Description and Application Instructions document under Resource Documents.

Upon submission, please note that the processing time can take up to 10 business days.

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