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Texas State Multidisciplinary Internal Research Grant Program (MIRG)

The MIRG program is part of Texas State University’s 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. Awards can range from $15,000 to $30,000 for a 12-Month period of support.


College of Education Awardees

Spatially Informed Strategies for Cancer Intervention
Benjamin Zhan (Geography), Larry Price (CLAS), Yijun Lu (Computer Science) and Hui Zhao (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Creating a Secondary School Climate Instrument Focused on Safety and Security
Sarah W. Nelson (CLAS), Glenna Billingsley (C&I), Jennifer Greene (CLAS), Gloria Martinez-Ramos (Sociology), Larry Price (CLAS), Gail Ryser (Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research Design and Analysis), Michael Supancic (Criminal Justice), Desireé Vega (CLAS)

Texas Trends: Towards Developing an Interdisciplinary, Sustained Research Network in Land Change Science at Texas State University
Jennifer Jensen (Geography), Benjamin Schwartz (Biology), Susan Schwinning (Biology), Larry Price (CLAS)