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.


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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!