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C3 Research Center

The following are some of C3 workshops offers:

Lunch & Learn: REP Grants for Beginners  

Whether you’re a seasoned grant writer or a newbie, this workshop will familiarize you with updated guidelines and tips for applying to Texas State’s Research Enhancement Program (REP). Never heard of a REP grant? Join us! REP grants encourage research and creative activities for full-time faculty. They’re worth up to $8k for single eligible applicants or $16k for eligible teams. The REP deadline is at the beginning of October, so this training will be a fast and furious way to jumpstart your proposal. You’ll hear helpful grant writing and budgeting tips, see examples of successful REP proposals and gain access to helpful templates. Plus, lunch is provided. What do you have to lose? (1 hour). Tentatively planned for late September 2017. 

Finding, Writing & Managing Grants @ TXST

Do you have a great research or creative idea, but need funding to make it happen? This introductory course will show you how to search for grants using Texas State library databases (that you can access for free from any computer with internet access). We’ll also give you some basic grant writing tips for beginners and introduce you to a few of the steps you’ll take in managing a grant or other funded project at Texas State (1 hour). 

IRB Application Workshop

Does the phrase “Institutional Review Board” send shivers down your spine? Is the threat of the unknown coupled with the thought of tackling all the legal jargon of the IRB application keeping you from pursuing the research of your dreams? Or maybe you are experienced with the old IRB application and you’re looking for assistance tackling the new application? You’re in luck! Sean Rubino, the (surprisingly engaging) Director of the Office of Research Integrity & Compliance is partnering with C3 to offer a 2-hour workshop to help COFAC faculty fill out their IRB forms step-by-step and ask questions along the way. Attendees will be given a checklist of online trainings and documents to complete beforehand. Taking place in a computer lab, the goal is for each attendee (who comes prepared) to finish the workshop with a completed IRB application ready to submit (2 hours). 

Tips & Tricks: How to Use Excel for Proposal Budgets

Are you tired of scribbling budgets on paper or typing them up in Word? Want to learn how to do basic calculations in Excel? If you’re a budgeting beginner or want to brush up on your Excel skills, this workshop will introduce you to the basics. You’ll gain simple tips and helpful Excel budget templates



Don’t see a training you need? Contact Matthew to make a suggestion or set up a one-on-one appointment:

Matthew Winn, M.A.
Proposal Development

The following will show professional development and events across campus as they come available. 

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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Taylor Heard
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

As the steward of Spring Lake, The Meadows Center is responsible for the management of this unique body of water and its natural and cultural resources. Given that this effort is crucial, our Diving Program depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations. By successfully completing the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC), qualified Open Water SCUBA divers can become members of our AquaCorps and assist us in managing and monitoring the lake, while at the same time enjoying dives in crystal clear water with constant temperature in one of the best freshwater dive sites in the state.

More and more divers are recognizing a desire to give back to the underwater world that has given them so much. Join us by using your skills as a SCUBA diver to help protect and preserve one of the true treasures of Texas: Spring Lake.


  • Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water/Advanced Certifications are not being accepted);
  • Show proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives beyond their training dives;
  • Students must provide all of their own equipment, including tanks and weights.
  • Pay the Course fee of $230 per student*,**
  • Students must complete and turn in all required paperwork.

Course Description:

  • Course Duration: One day beginning at 9 a.m., plus the time necessary to complete take home modules and assessments (approx. four hours).

  • The Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course is divided into four take-home academic modules and assessment quizzes that are to be completed by each student prior to the beginning of the class.

  • Students will meet for one full day at Spring Lake where the assessment quizzes will be reviewed, diving skills will be assessed, a tour of the springs will be given and common volunteer tasks will be demonstrated.

  • This course is PASS/FAIL. Students must score at least 70% on each of the assessment quizzes and demonstrate that they are competent divers (good buoyancy control and situational awareness) in order to pass.

*If fees for the course are to be paid through an organization, the Department, the Lead Supervisor, or the Responsible Organization should make Requests.

**Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee

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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Del Rio, TX)

Off Campus; Whitehead Memorial Museum (1308 S. Main Street Del Rio, TX 78840)
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

June 1 - June 30 | Whitehead Memorial Museum 

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will continue its traveling exhibit, Our Desired Future, which examines the interconnections between water above and below ground. It will be on display at the Whitehead Memorial Museum from June 1 - June 30 in Del Rio, Texas.

The exhibit combines photos, stories and first-of-its-kind maps to help Texans understand where their water comes from and how the state’s water resources can be managed for long-term viability.

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