CEHD Research and Development
Questions? Contact whollis@tamu.edu

About our Office

We assist in the development and submission of research proposals, coordinate award documentation and manage post-award financial activities. We provide workshops for faculty and graduate students on grant submission, grant-seeking, and create compelling, competitive proposals. And we serve as a liaison to schools and other stakeholders in your research programs. The CERD pre and post award staff are happy to meet with you in your office to discuss any questions you have about your submission, project account, or outreach activities. Contact us.

To learn more about the research being conducted in the College of Education and Human Development including current projects, funding, research centers and departments, please  click here 

Our Dean & Director

Conducting Research

Submit a Proposal

Please send your proposal opportunity (attached files and/or links) to cehdpreaward@tamu.edu. Your Pre-Award Representative will review and confirm eligibility, TAMU’s eligibility, and the proposal deadline. The representative can provide more detailed instructions relevant to individual submissions. As soon as possible, please fill out the Proposal Notification Submission Form.  If you have questions about submitting a proposal or the process, please use the email link above to request a meeting in your office based to your availability.

Find a Funding Source



An enterprise-wide system that supports researchers and research administration.

  • Provide researchers with timely and accurate information. Manage research activities and establish collaborations.
  • Publish research key performance indicators for all TAMUS institutions and Board of Regents.
  • Streamline research administration processes to cut inefficiencies and improve turnaround time.



Provides researcher profiles and funding opportunities.

  • Pre-populated profiles of public literature databases, university websites, and online CVs.
  • Find potential collaborators with the desired expertise.
  • PIVOT Instructions

Undergraduate Student Research Initiative


The fundamental goal of the USRI is to give students an opportunity to learn to conduct research. Undergraduate student participants will learn scientific reasoning, research methods, theoretical principles, and scientific communication.



  • Catapult Grant funding supports the development of multi-disciplinary research-, teaching-, or outreach-focused projects that will make a large impact on your discipline, our community and/or our nation.
  • Learn More About CatapultApplication  – Deadline November 1, 2017 **COMPETITION CLOSED**

Other Funding

Other Funding

Full list of Funding Opportunities Contact cehdpreaward@tamu.edu for help and questions.

Facilities and Administrative Costs

Submit a request for Waiver of Indirect Costs by emailing cehdpreaward@tamu.edu. The waiver must include

  • The benefit to A&M, state, and/or nation.
  • An abstract & budget
  • Submission date & pre-award contact
  • A percentage of time spent on and off campus, if applicable.

Our office routes proposals after waiver approval, so start this process early.

F&A Rates

48.5% for on-campus time 26% for off-campus

Budget Concerns

  • Proposal budgets must include the tuition rates for graduate students.
  • Fringe Benefits – 17.5% of salary for faculty/staff and 10.7% for graduate students
  • Faculty & staff medical insurance rate is $745/month. Graduate student insurance is $386/month.
  • Talk to your department head early in your budget planning process to determine department costs of buying out of a course.

Pro Active Interim Funding

Easy steps to activate this new service:
1.  Forward to Clayton Holle at cholle@tamu.edu your notice of award, with “interim funding set-up request” somewhere in the subject line or text.
2.  We will contact you within one business day to discuss your particular needs.
3.  For federal/state-funded awards:  we will promptly submit required interim funding budget forms to SRS for its approval, and will follow up frequently until SRS interim budget is activated.   For private/commercial awards:  we will promptly create a CERD interim funding account.

Post-Award Process

The Research and Development Post-Award Office is responsible for helping principal investigators and research personnel with the efficient and effective fiscal management of external grants and contracts once awarded.

Tasks performed by the  R&D Post-Award Offices:

  • Interim funding and account setup
  • Hiring of research personnel including staff, GARs, and student workers
  • PI grant research effort
  • Payroll actions for research personnel
  • GAR tuition payments
  • Research travel
  • Research stipend payments
  • Independent contractor payments
  • Supply and equipment orders
  • Expenditure reports
  • Research account reconciliation and monitoring

The R&D Post-Award Office does not provide the above services for internal awards, faculty IDC accounts, or salary saving accounts.  Please contact department personnel for balances and processing of expenditures on these accounts.

Funding approval may take several months. Contact TAMUS Sponsored Research Services (SRS) for approval status. SRS will negotiate the funding and set up an account for your research.

Your departmental financial staff will help you access funds. Notify Clayton Holle of funding approval or if you would like to meet to discuss your project.

CERD Post-Award Contact

HLKN & TLAC contact Adriana Burnett |  adrianab@tamu.edu | 845-4982

EPSY & EAHR contact Clayton Holle | cholle@tamu.edu | 845-8734

SRS Post-Award Contact

For EAHR & HLKN contact Shelly Grassinger |sgrassinger@tamu.edu | 458-5902

For EPSY, HLKN & Dean’s Office contact Deanna Hawley | dhawley@tamu.edu | 862-5949