Monica Solis

Emerging Research status spurs funding, enthusiasm

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Texas State has experienced increased monetary funding and interest from students and professors almost a year after the university’s designation as an Emerging Research Institution.

Texas State became an Emerging Research Institution Jan. 12, joining Texas Tech University, the University of Houston, the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dallas, Arlington and El Paso. The status, a step below tier one, makes the universities eligible for additional funding in the form of the Texas Research Incentive Program. Michael Blanda, assistant vice president for Research and Federal Relations, said the eligibility for new funding has created new expectations for success at Texas State.

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