Scholarly & Creative Activity
This section points to required as well as useful resources to support your scholarly and creative endeavors and addresses Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, regarding scholarly and creative activity.
Resources for Scholarly & Creative Activity
Use these resources to help prepare, fund, and carry out your research projects.
AVP-Research and Federal Relations
AVP-Research and Federal Relations supports and promotes scholarship and shared responsibility, compliance, and integrity. AVPR helps faculty members in their research, encourages interdisciplinary activities, and provides matching funds to support new programs and initiatives.
Sponsored Programs (OSP) will most likely be the first AVPR office you will use. All applications for externally funded research, public service, instruction, training, and other projects must go through OSP. It is the central source of information for major government agencies, foundations, and corporations that support research and other sponsored programs.
OSP helps find, write, and apply for grants and foundation funds. They help form conceptual development through implementation of funded projects. They oversee compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts.
Research Compliance (ORC) oversees scholarly and research involving humans, animals, rDNA, biosafety, export controls, and investigator conflict of interest. These responsibilities include administrative support of the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee. The site contains important information and required training for those submitting research proposals.
Once you've worked with the offices, and designed your activity, you can submit your proposal to the Institutional Review Board for review. This process is completed online: IRB Online Application for All Applications.
AVPR offers a Research Enhancement Program, a competitive internal source of funding for a specific research project. The REP Guidelines detail guidelines, the application, the review process, and post award guidlines. Faculty members are usually more successful if they work with their department representative.
Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC)
Testing Evaluation and Measurement Center (TEMC) Get help conducting your research or number crunching in addition to running statistics about your tests and quizzes.
Library Services Alkek Library includes online services, including online databases, online journals and books, as well as bibliographic software and other research tools.
FAQs about Scholarly & Creative Activity
Answers to these frequently asked questions serve to support your scholarly and creative endeavors.
Texas State University thrives on research.
We strongly encourage our faculty members to apply for grants. All applications for grants and foundation funds should go through AVPR Sponsored Programs in order to help track University resources and to prioritize applicants when multiple people want to apply to the same grantor.
Contact the Sponsored Programs for help with the application process.
For more information about grants, check out the Policy and Procedure Statement 5.01.
Start-up funds may be provided to a new hire at the Department, College, and Provost's discretion. The chair negotiates start-up packages with new faculty during the hiring process.
More information about start-up funds can be found in Policy and Procedure Statement 5.04.