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Five faculty members announced winners of Research Enhancement Grant

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce that five faculty members have been awarded the 2019/2020 Research Enhancement Grant.  

The grants are divided into two categories - Proposal Writing, which is funded up to $15,000 and Research and Creative Activity, funded for up to $5,000.

The Lamar University Research Council reviewed the 35 applications that were submitted in July via Competition Space and selected winners based on specific criteria.

Applications were evaluated for a clear description of objectives, use of sound methodology, evidence of applicant’s knowledge of related research, evidence that the research may result in publication or recognition in other professional venues and the relative contribution of the work product to the stock of knowledge in the respective field or discipline.

The winners of the Research Enhancement Grant are: 

Proposal Writing
Dr. Jing Zhang, Computer Science - $11, 850.00

Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Xianchang Li, Mechanical Engineering - $5,000 
Clayton Jeffryes, Chemical Engineering - $5,000 
Jamie Azios, Speech and Hearing - $5,000 
Xingya Liu, Computer Science - $4,976 

Congratulations to the winners.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce that sponsored research awards are up for FY19 to 7.7 +M. In 2018 they were 4.9 +M. Additionally, state allocated research expenditures are up 233% from last year and the acceptance proposal submission rate is up to 49%.

For more information about research and sponsored programs, call Beverly Kemp, research coordinator at 409.880.7670 or email her at brkemp@lamar.edu.