Faculty Research Enhancement and Professional Development (FRED Committee)

Faculty Research Enhancement and Professional Development (FRED Committee)

The Faculty Senate Committee for Faculty Research Enhancement and Professional Development is pleased to announce calls for funding proposals for the 2023-2024 cycle.

Reminders and Eligibility
  • Funding for research projects (REF) is not to exceed $3000; funding for professional development (FPDF) is capped at $1000.
  • Only full-time TAMUT faculty may apply for FRED funding.
  • A faculty member may request support for only one proposal in the annual review cycle.
  • The applicant does not have outstanding FRED reports from previous review cycles.
  • Please see the full FRED Guidelines, including priority and criteria. 
  • Due to limited remaining funds, proposals this spring 2024 semester will be reviewed bimonthly (2/22/24 and 4/25/24 or until resources are exhausted).
  • All proposals, inclusive of the FRED form and supporting documentation, should be emailed to FRED Committee Chair, Dr. Jaime Cantrell ( as a single .pdf attachment.
  • The FRED Committee will review proposal submissions and forward recommendations to Faculty Senate. Faculty Senate will award funds, and the VPAA’s office will notify faculty of award status via email.

About Faculty Research Enhancement and Professional Development (FRED Committee)

Instituted in 2012, FRED Committee is a sub-committee of the Faculty Senate charged to receive, review and recommend proposals each month to the Faculty Senate that merit funding or other support. Individuals and groups may submit proposals at any time during the year, but priority may be given to proposals that are received well in advance to be included in the budgeting process. Proposals will not be accepted after budget allowances are met. In addition, priority will also be given to faculty research proposals. Proposals not initially funded, may be resubmitted. Any questions may be directed to the FRED Chair.

  • Dr. Jaime Cantrell, Chair (CASE)
  • Dr. Jing Chen (CASE)
  • Dr. LuzMary Rincon (CASE)
  • Dr. Sebastian Schmidl (CASE)
  • Dr. Md. Nizam Uddin (CBET)
  • Dr. Faycal Znidi (CBET)
  • Mandy Davis, ex-officio non-voting member


  • Sarah Krishna (CBET)
  • Dr. Jamie Daigle (CBET)