2013 Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program

August 30, 2013

The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program is a competitive peer-reviewed grant program created in 1987 by the 70th Texas Legislature. The purpose of the program is to encourage and provide support to faculty members and students in Texas institutions of higher education, both public and independent, to conduct basic research.

NHARP Overview

NHARP 2013 - Program Highlights

  • Total available funding for the 2014-2015 biennium is $1,000,000.
  • Maximum award is $100,000 for a two-year grant period.
  • Targeted research is limited to the following areas:
    • Basic Research in Biomedicine
      Research that advances biomedicine through the fundamental mechanisms of biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, physiology and pharmacology, as well as through the development of computational biological methods.
    • Basic Research in Energy and the Environment
      Research that advances the understanding of energy and environment through the fundamental sciences of chemistry, physics, engineering sciences, computational sciences, and materials sciences.
  • There are no limits on the number of pre-proposals that institutions may submit. If the statewide number of pre-proposals exceeds 150, then institutions will be asked to select a smaller number of pre-proposals submitted to go forward to review. The smaller number will be based on a proportional share of statewide pre-proposal submissions.
  • Only “Early Career Principal Investigators” may submit a proposal:
    Early Career Principal Investigators are defined as non-tenured, tenure track faculty members or research professionals (not including post-doctoral students, research assistants/associates, or instructors) from an eligible institution who have been employed at the institution in that capacity for not less than two years and not more than five years, as of the pre-proposal submission date.
  • Principal Investigators are limited to one pre-proposal submission.
  • Approximate posting date for Request for Application (RFA): mid-September 2013.