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

Pre Award Services


CERD Pre Award Contacts

EPSY & TLAC contact Jesus Palomo | jpalomo@tamu.edu | 845-5353

EAHR & HLKN contact Gabe Rivera | rivera@tamu.edu | 845-4981

SRS Pre Award Contacts

EPSY & TLAC contact John L. Walker| jlwalker@tamu.edu | 458-8512

EAHR & HLKN contact Ann Savell | asavell@tamu.edu | 845-4904

Forms & Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

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 September 24, 2018 **COMPETITION CLOSED**

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


  • Proposal budgets must include tuition and fees for graduate students.
  • Fringe Benefits – 16.8% of salary for faculty/staff and 10% for graduate students
  • Faculty & staff medical insurance rate is $747/month. Graduate student insurance is $210/month.
  • See FAQ page to learn how to budget for a course buy out.
  • See the SRS Budget Development page for information and to download the Budget Spreadsheet in Excel


Boilerplate Information


About Texas A&M University

University Fact Sheets At a Glance (Rankings, Aggie Life, Academics & Research)

TAMU Recognitions 

Vision 2020 & the 12 Imperatives

CEHD At A Glance

For department specific information please email cehdpreaward@tamu.edu



Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator Deadlines

Action Required

Notify RDO of any potential grant interest and/or particular RFP as soon as you find it.


Complete PI approvals and FCOI compliance for large center grants within one month of deadline.

Clarifying Notes

Submit large center grants or institutional training grants one month before deadline.

Action Required

For a complete review submit the Proposal Submission Form 3 weeks before the deadline.


Notify department chair of intent to submit and receive approval for course buyout, cost share, or space usage.

Clarifying Notes

Proposals containing sub-awards, unique requirements, or special permissions requests, submit the Proposal Submission Form by this deadline.

Action Required

Final versions of the budget and proposal materials are due seven business days before the deadline.

Clarifying Notes

Some proposals submitted here may only receive a limited review. They involve a full review of budgetary compliance and confirmation of documents required for submission.

RDO & SRS Deadlines

Action Required

RDO must submit proposals to SRS 4 business days before deadline. The 4 days include the proposal deadline day.

Clarifying Notes

RDO will serve as liaison between SRS and PI. PI must be accessible to RDO in case of problems or questions during this time.

Action Required

Proposals will receive authorization from SRS and be submitted to the sponsor.