TXST has already surpassed one of the three key metrics required to achieve R1, research expenditures. Research expenditures in FY2022 exceeded $110 million, which is comparable to other Carnegie R1 institutions in the country.

Ph.D.'s More Support for Graduate Fellowships is Needed

Progress in the other two metrics (increasing Ph.D. graduates and post-docs) requires immediate action to stay on target for the 2027 graduation deadlines.

Doing More With More

Doing more is essential to catapult TXST to the NEXT level in our teaching and research mission. Our R2R1 to become a national research university requires more revenue and resources, and the campaign is designed to help inspire and secure the investments to bring that vision to life.

Expanded Research Across TXST

Invest in Research

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Innovation at Texas State

The TXST Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is focused on developing an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset in our students through hands-on experiences to build intellectual confidence that empowers and inspires creative solutions.

Big Ideas Be a Part of What's Next at TXST

Big Ideas represent partnership opportunities focusing investment on cutting-edge research and supporting the best and brightest minds at Texas State.

Endow a Faculty Professorship or Chair

Creating and supporting endowed faculty positions ensures we have the resources to attract and keep faculty who are experts in their fields.
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Endowed Professorship

The Denise M. Trauth Endowed Presidential Research Professorship marks the first time the university has had such a prestigious award for faculty.

Alexander-Stone Chair, Genetics

"The Alexander-Stone Chair of Genetics endowment is a wonderful source of support that helps sustain ongoing genetics research and build research capabilities within the Department of Biology. I always strive to make thoughtful decisions on utilizing the funds from the endowment, exploring opportunities to complement them with external funding, aiming to make the most of every dollar in our pursuit of scientific advancements.”

Regents Professor, Univerity Distinguished Professor, Michael Forstner, Ph.D. is the Alexander -Stone Chair of Genetics in the Department of Biology in the TXST College of Science and Engineering. His research focuses on systematics and genetics.

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Endowed Chair

Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business.

Corporate Partnerships

Texas State University is focused on fostering philanthropic partnerships with corporations and foundations to support academic excellence and research.
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Project CIEDAR

Joining the 58-acre research park is the Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration and Applied Research (CIEDAR) Consortium, which is built upon partnerships with industry and Texas State’s faculty and students. 


Dell High-Speed Partnership

Texas State and Dell Technologies partnership has Dell providing the high-speed Data Science Workstations for research, while Texas State benchmarks the data on the performance of the machines.  


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