Division of Research

The Division of Research is committed to a truly comprehensive university where students, researchers, and inventors bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation.

The Research Identity Report and Recommendations is now available.

Download the draft report and provide your feedback.

Getting Started: Navigating the Research Life Cycle

Find Funding

Identify internal and external sources of research funding

Develop a Proposal

Budgets, positions, and proposal support

Submit a Proposal

Getting started with SRS, plus useful resources

Set Up a Project

Rules and guidelines

Manage a Project

Services to manage project

Division of Research Mission Statement

Texas A&M is one of the world’s leading research universities. The Division of Research will advance and strengthen all aspects of the research enterprise by implementing an enhanced, integrated, and strategic approach to:

  • Capitalize on our research strengths and knowledge to deliver solutions to serve the public good
    • Grow our resources, infrastructure, data, and technology
    • Align opportunities with potential collaborators and research teams
    • Support interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary collaborations to advance research
    • Increase federal, state, and private funding
    • Provide effective research support
  • Build capacity through collaborations and strategic investments
  • Promote creativity and innovation, while ensuring the highest standards of research integrity in proposing, conducting, and reporting research, and promote and facilitate safe, ethical, and scholarly activity that reflects the university’s mission and core values
  • Increase communication and enhance visibility with stakeholders to promote the value of research and the research enterprise

The Research Enterprise Strategic Plan is now available.

Download an abbreviated version or the entire plan.

Division Centers, Institutes and Facilities

The division’s research centers and institutes bring together scholars and scientists—often from different disciplines—to tackle major research challenges.

Comparative Medicine Program

Enhances excellence in research and teaching at Texas A&M through high quality animal care at an affordable cost to the faculty

Hagler Institute for Advanced Study

Acts as a catalyst to enrich the intellectual climate and educational experiences at Texas A&M

High Performance Research Computing

Provides computing resources for cutting edge, collaborative, and transformative research

International Ocean Discovery Program

Manages the science operations of the riserless drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, archiving the scientific data and samples and logs that are collected, and producing and disseminating program publications.

Microscopy and Imaging Center

Offers technologies in microscopy and related imaging for the life and physical sciences

Private Enterprise Research Center

PERC provides Texas A&M University, the state and the nation with analysis of important policy issues. PERC actively supports academic research and market-oriented solutions to public policy problems.

Texas A&M Energy Institute

Advances new approaches for multi-disciplinary energy research, education, and external partnerships

Texas A&M Global Cyber Research Institute endowed by Ray Rothrock ’77 and Anthony Wood ’90

Assists in engagement and coordination of information security and cyber defense programs

Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

Takes novel approaches to data science research, education, operations and partnerships

Texas A&M Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas

Delivers critical research on disaster risk reduction, support state agencies with data analytics and decision-making tools, and generate evidence-based solutions that help Texas communities become more resilient.

Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society

Unites genome scientists with researchers who study the social, economic, and ethical consequences and impacts of genomics technology

Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience

Strengthens interdisciplinary and collaborative research, enhances scholarship and research funding, promotes national visibility, promotes postdoctoral and graduate training and offers unique undergraduate training opportunities

Texas Real Estate Research Center

Texas Real Estate Research Center is the nation's largest publicly funded organization devoted to real estate research. Its staff conducts research on financial, socioeconomic, public policy, trade, legal, land use and local market analysis issues related to real estate.

Texas Sea Grant College Program

Supports research, extension, outreach, and education programs that benefit the citizens, businesses, and communities of the state. Its scientific research has made demonstrable differences in the lives of Texans and the world at large.

University Centers, Institutes, and Facilities

Centers and Institutes

Brings together scholars and scientists—often from different disciplines—to tackle major research challenges.

Core Facilities

Core facilities provide access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, technologies, and specialized scientific services for faculty, researchers, and students.

By the Numbers


in the nation in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding

(NSF HERD Report FY2022)


billion in research expenditures (FY2022)


top public schools in the nation

(US News and World Report, 2022)

1 of 24

to hold the designation as both land—, sea—, and space-grant university and Association of American Universities member