EARDA funding

TAMIU Receives Funding from the National Institutes of Health for Research Development

Dr. John Kilburn and Dr. Jeffrey Brown received an Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA) in
the amount of $474,944 over the next 5 years.  The goal of this award is to strengthen the research administration and
establish a solid infrastructure to support and increase research participation by faculty and students.  This award will
allow for the development of a self-sustaining Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) to facilitate and
promote interdisciplinary research as well as coordinate all research related activities for faculty. 

The ORSP will:

1.  Provide administrative support to faculty members preparing research-related grant applications
2.  Inform faculty about potential funding opportunities
3.  Coordinate faculty and student professional development activities
4.  Organize efforts to obtain the necessary resources to increase research participation and productivity
5.  Increase the amount of interdisciplinary projects as well as collaborative projects with other institutions
6.  Create Grants Working Group(s)
7.  Provide financial support for pilot projects (Pilot Project Funding Program).

The ORSP will attend to these objectives by re-evaluating and strengthening research activities with coherent
administrative policies and support. Emphasis will be given to the areas of funding opportunities for faculty,
grantsmanship seminars and training, project administration, compliance with federal regulatory guidelines and
procedures, faculty mentoring, and student research activities. 

EARDA specific programs and intramural funding opportunities:

1.  Assistance in establishing Grants working group(s) to promote and support grant writing.

2.  EARDA Collaboration Grant - Limited funds are available to assist TAMIU faculty to connect with external
collaborators and to develop external research collaborations.                                             

For more information on any of these programs, contact Dr. John Kilburn, CH302F, jckilburn@tamiu.edu, 326-2667.



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