CEHD Research and Development
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 Join us at our CERD Coffee Chats,  co-sponsored with CEHD CPI,  on the First Friday of each month at 11 am.

Register HERE, where you can also submit any questions you would like us to discuss:  

About our Office

College of Education Research & Development is a unit within the Dean’s Office of the College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) tasked with strategically leveraging resources to increase CEHD’s research competitiveness. The Research Development team works directly with faculty, Institute administration, strategic partners and funders to facilitate research program funding and award management.

Our Office’s mission is to serve faculty researchers as you conceptualize, develop, and write your proposals to federal agencies and other entities to seek funding for your research projects. We work across all disciplines, departments, and divisions within the College of Education & Human Development with the overarching goal of making the proposal as compelling and competitive as possible — and of making the proposal development process as straightforward and streamlined as possible and ensuring that the management of your award is an easy and stress-free process.

In addition to the management and coordination of the Pre-Award process, CERD Post-Award will assist you with the coordination of award documentation and manage post-award financial activities.

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 

Post Award Services


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

For EPSY, TLAC, EAHR & Dean’s Office contact Nancy Ginn | nginn@tamu.edu | 847-7615


Please email cerdpurchasing@tamu.edu for the following:

  • Personal reimbursements
  • Order requests
  • Invoices for vendors
  • Credit card receipts
  • Independent contractor invoices/certification
  • Contracts to be reviewed (as part of a grant project)
  • Travel reimbursements

Please email cerdpayroll@tamu.edu for payroll actions

  • Faculty Effort Worksheet
  • Graduate Assistant Research (GARs)
    • Student name
    • Masters or PhD
    • Pay Rate ($/month or $/hour)
    • Account Number(s) for payroll
    • % effort on each account
    • Appointment Term (Fall only; Fall/Spring; or Fall/Spring/Summer)
    • Tuition Amount
    • Account Number(s) for tuition
  • Research Staff
    • Name
    • Title
    • Salary or Pay Rate ($/month or $/hour)
    • Account Number(s)
    • % effort on each account
    • Appointment terms
  • Faculty
    • Name
    • Title
    • Salary (total $/month)
    • Account Number(s)
    • % effort on each account
    • If buyout is being requested (semester and # of courses)
    • Indicate if this request is for Fall or Fall + Spring

Forms & Documents

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 TAMU 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.


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.