House Bill 51, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, and codified as Texas Education Code (TEC) 62.141-62.144, established the National Research University Fund (NRUF) "to provide a dedicated, independent, and equitable source of funding to enable emerging research universities in this state to achieve national prominence as major research universities." The legislation authorized the Coordinating Board to establish eligibility criteria, in addition to the criteria that were statutorily established, for monies to be distributed from the fund.
House Bill 1000, passed by the 82st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, established the timeframe in which criteria need to be met for distribution, revised reporting requirements, and stipulated a mandatory audit of eligible institutions.
Eligibility of funds is based on an institution meeting benchmarks in the following categories, identified in the legislation:
At its October 2011 meeting, the Coordinating Board adopted rules that further specified the eligibility criteria: Adopted NRUF rules.
|National Research University Fund Report|
|Sources and Methodologies for Quantitive Measures|
Data Reporting Period
FY2014 and FY2015
Reports will continue to be submitted annually.
For more information, contact:
Reinold R. Cornelius, PhD
Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research
* NRUF is an endowment fund created by the Texas Legislature whose assets are managed by the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company.