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 


2018 CEHD Funding Flyers


Our Dean & Director

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

For EPSY, TLAC & 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.