Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development 

The mission of the Division of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (RIED) is to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem within Tarleton to promote excellence in research scholarship, and creative activities that drive innovation and economic development to improve the way we live, learn, and meet societal needs. The Division of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development accomplishes its mission by minimizing administrative burden, promoting innovative convergent research, administering conduct that meets the highest standards of ethical integrity, and ensuring that research activity is compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations.

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President’s Excellence in Research Scholars (PERS) Opportunity

The Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is pleased to offer the President’s Excellence in Research Scholars (PERS) funding opportunity that will provide innovative learning experiences through research, technology, and other resources.


President’s Excellence in Research Scholars Research Symposium

TIAER interns presenting their research

The Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is pleased to announce the upcoming President’s Excellence in Research Scholars Research Symposium on Wednesday, February 9th, 2022. The President’s Excellence in Research Scholars (PERS) opportunity awarded approximately $817,000 in funding for 51 student-led research projects that took place from June through August, 2021.

The upcoming Symposium will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our PERS award winners’ research efforts in the form of poster presentations led by the students. The symposium’s poster presentation portion is open to participation from other faculty and students with research projects. There will also be an opportunity for eligible PERS faculty recipients to give oral presentations.

Abstracts are due by December 3rd, and must be emailed to Barbara Saldivar at [email protected].

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Our Newest Issue!

RIED Quarterly is a digital newsletter of the research-related events, activities and awards at Tarleton State University. RIED has undergone several changes since its inception in February under the leadership of Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development Dr. Rupa Iyer, and we’re highlighting those exciting changes here. Check out the latest RIED Quarterly issue!