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Texas State Research Enhancement Program

Application Information for Research Enhancement Program (REP)

Application closes at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Texas State's Research Enhancement Program (REP) is an internally funded grant competition intended to encourage and provide support for faculty research and other creative activities. All full-time tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty may apply as PIs; senior lecturers, may serve as co-PIs. Individuals may apply for a maximum of $8,000; two or more eligible faculty, for a maximum of $16,000. Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

REP’s mission is to contribute to the greater body of knowledge in all disciplines through research, scholarship and creative expression. These awards are very useful in piloting research ideas and methodologies, and collecting the data necessary to apply for larger external grants. In recent years, COE faculty have been successful in receiving awards (see document below) and we encourage all COE faculty to consider applying. Please note that first-time tenure-track Principal Investigators receive bonus points during the review process. 


The College of Education Research Office staff is available to assist you in preparing your application:

♦ Stephanie Korcheck, Research Coordinator for Proposal Development, has prepared a proposal checklist and can assist with the development of your research project and preparation of the narrative and abstract. Please contact her if you are thinking about applying to receive the checklist.

♦ Alex Lengefeld, Research Coordinator for Post-Award Administration, can assist with preparing your budget and budget justification

Please let us know how we can help you submit a competitive application!


Texas State REP Webpage – guidelines, COE evaluation form, workshop slides, etc. 

REP Application Portal

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  • Current Awardees

    • Dr. Carlton Fong/C&I – Evidence for Learning Strategies and Student Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis, $8,000

      Dr. Shaywanna Harris/CLAS – Investigating the Effects of Neurofeedback on ADHD Symptoms in College Students, $7,955

      Dr. Stacy Hunter/HHP – The Effects of Bikram Yoga on Vascular Health in Hypertensive Adults, $8,000

      Dr. Minda Lopez/C&I and Dr. Jane Saunders/C&I – To Be or Not To Be a Reading Specialist, $12,800

      Dr. Joni Mettler/HHP and Dr. Lindsay Kipp/HHP – Impact of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Physical Activity in Older Adults, $16,000

      Dr. Natalie Myers/HHP and Dr. Duane Knudson/HHP – The Acute: Chronic Workload Ratio in Relation to Injury Risk in Adolescent Tennis Players, $16,000

  • Past Awardees

    • Dr. Michelle Forsythe/C&I and Dr. Julie Jackson/C&I – The Impact of Reflective Video Cases on Preservice Teachers' Science Instruction, $12,000

      Dr. Paul Jantz/CLAS and Dr. Richard Morley/Criminal Justice – NIH Blueprint: Human Connectome Project Data Analysis: The Link Between Brain Networks and Known Predictors of Violence, $16,000

      Dr. Melissa Martinez/CLAS – Latina Educational Administrators Nationwide (LEAN), $6,000

      Dr. Mary Odum/HHP and Dr. Jeff Housman/HHP – Childhood Obesity Prevention for Low-Income, Minority Families in San Marcos, Texas, $16,000

      Dr. Justin Rigby/HHP and Dr. Chang Ji/Chemistry & Biochemistry – The Role of Therapeutic Ultrasound Frequency in Maximizing an Anti-Inflammatory Drug Transdermal Delivery, $16,000

      Dr. Marialena Rivera/CLAS – Inequitable PK-12 School Facilities Investment in San Antonio, Texas, $8,000

    • Dr. Glenna Billingsley/C&I and Dr. Brenda Scheuermann/C&I – Measuring the Effectiveness of HB 2684: Training for School-Based Law Enforcement Officers, $16,000

      Dr. Alyson Collins/C&I and Dr. Stephen Ciullo/C&I – Practice-Based Professional Development: An Experimental Study to Improve Third-Grade Content-Area Writing, $16,000

      Dr. Gabriel Fife/HHP and Dr. Marie Pickerill/HHP – Field Assessment for Traumatic Head Impact (FATHI): Combat Head Impact Project (CHI Project), $8,000

      Dr. Lindsay Kipp/ HHP and Dr. Ron Williams/ HHP – Psychosocial and Physical Well-Being of Early Adolescent Soccer Players: A Prospective Study, $16,000

    • Dr. Maneka Brooks/C&I – Selective Texts for LTELs: An Examination of High School Biology Teachers’ Instructional Practices, $4,080

      Dr. Shannon Dean/CLAS and Dr. Paige Haber-Curran/CLAS – Teaching Pedagogy: Creativity, Inclusivity, and Engagement, $16,000

      Dr. Kent Griffin/HHP and Dr. Karen Meaney/HHP – Cycling 4 Fitness & 4 Life: A Positive Youth Development Program, $15,863

      Dr. Jeff Housman/HHP and Ms. Krista Thomas/HHP – Creating a Visual Environment for Cure Exposure and Extinction among a High-Risk Alcohol Abuse Population, $8,160

      Dr. Kyung Min Kim/HHP and Dr. Luzita Vela/HHP – Effects of Acute Ankle Sprain on Muscle Function, $16,000

    • Dr. Barry Aidman/CLAS and Dr. Sarah Nelson/CLAS – Leveraging Community Resources: A Study of District, Nonprofit, and Business Collaboration, $16,000

      Dr. Stephen Ciullo/C&I – Enhancing Learning and Engagement Using Informational Text for Students with Disabilities in Grades 4 and 5, $8,000

      Dr. Jennifer Czocher/Mathematics and Dr. Luz Maldonado/C&I – Investigating Mathematical Modeling Activities of Students from Mathematically and Linguistically Diverse K-12 Students, $16,000

      Dr. Cheryl Fulton/CLAS – Mindfulness as a Predictor of Observed Rated Empathy in Counselors Trainee, $6,475

      Dr. Araceli Ortiz/C&I and Dr. Vedaraman Sriraman/Engineering Technology – Research and Development of Engineering Learning Assessment Instruments Supporting Engineering Technology Students’ Success through Problem-Based Learning, $6,712

      Dr. Eric Paulson/C&I and Dr. Emily Summers/C&I – An Analysis of the Move toward Integrated Reading and Writing Coursework in Texas Community Colleges, $16,000

      Dr. Shaunna Smith/C&I and Dr. Beth Bos/C&I – I’M Fab: Integrating Mathematics through Fabrication, $15,944

      Dr. Desiree Vega/CLAS – Following in Their Footsteps: An Exploratory Study of High-Achieving, First-Generation Latino College Students, $8,000

    • Dr. Joellen Coryell/CLAS and Dr. Trae Stewart/CLAS – Study Abroad and Community Engagement: The Case of Post-Earthquake Adult and Higher Education in Christchurch, Aotearoa, $13,573

      Dr. Joni Mettler/HHP and Dr. Jim Williams/HHP – Effects of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Cellular Markers of Skeletal Muscle Growth and Degradation in Stroke Patients, $16,000

      Dr. Kyung Min Kim/HHP and Dr. Luzita Vela/HHP – Motor Neuron Activity of Lower Leg Muscles Following Ankle Sprain, $16,000