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.



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.


COVID-19/Coronavirus Funding Opportunities

Below is a curated list of some research funding opportunities related to COVID-19/Coronavirus. Additional funding opportunities can also be found utilizing Pivot. InfoEd Global has also identified COVID-19/Coronavirus research-related funding opportunities in an online database.

Funding OpportunitySponsorDeadline
Broad PCORI Funding Announcement – Cycle 2Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteLOI – 6/1/2021
Application – August 31, 2021
Immune Development in Early Life (IDEaL)National Institutes of Health/NIAID/NIEHSJune 4, 2021 (LOI due 30 days prior)
COVID-19 Related School Disruptions Impact on Mental Health, Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development of ChildrenNational Institutes of Health/DHHSJune 5, 2021
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 ConsortiumNational Institutes of HealthJune 9, 2021; November 8, 2021
SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol UseNational Institutes of Health/NIAAALOI – July 17, 2021
Application – Aug. 17, 2021
TopicAgencyClosing Date
NIH Special Resource for All COVID FundingNIHGeneral funding listed and curated daily
Literature HubNIHcurated daily
NIH Corona Virus NewsNIHcurated daily

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Research and Innovation highlights some of the research activities of Tarleton’s faculty and students as well as featuring faculty spotlights, former student researcher insights and more. Check out the latest Research & Innovation issue!