The primary purpose of the Research Enhancement Program is to provide seed money (up to $10,000) so that faculty members will be able to compete more successfully for larger research grants from external sources for continuation of their research. The REP provides support for all types of faculty research. All full-time tenured faculty, research faculty, and tenure-track faculty members at TWU are eligible to apply and serve as PI and co-investigators. Tenured and research faculty will be evaluated separately from tenure-track faculty who are not yet tenured (thus considered a "new investigator") with funds being designated separately for each group. Competitions are held twice a year.
The following faculty members were awarded funding during the spring competition for the 2016 - 2017 Research Enhancement Program:
Drs. Christina Bickley and Alexis Ortiz, Physical Therapy – Houston,
Dr. Minkowan Goo, Teacher Education,
Drs. Mikyoung Lee and Peggy Mancuso, Nursing – Denton and Nursing, and
Drs. Chad Swank and Sharon Wang, Physical Therapy - Dallas.
Dr. Kyle Biggerstaff, Kinesiology,
Drs. Peggy Mancuso, Fuqin Liu, Elizabeth Restrepo, and Lin Zou, Nursing, Nursing – Denton, and Management, and
Drs. Susan Sheriff and Susan Chaney, Nursing – Dallas