The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program is a competitive peer-reviewed grant program created in 1987 by the 70th Texas Legislature. The purpose of the program is to encourage and provide support to faculty members and students in Texas institutions of higher education, both public and independent, to conduct basic research.
Eleven projects were funded under the NHARP for the 2014-2015 biennium, with $989,841 of funding, in the two research areas of basic research in biomedicine, and energy and the environment. Principal investigators are "Early Career Investigators" (see 2013 Request for Applications). The 2013 NHARP award period will end August 31, 2016.
- Basic Research in Biomedicine
Research that advances biomedicine through the fundamental mechanisms of biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, physiology and pharmacology, as well as through the development of computational biological methods.
- Basic Research in Energy and the Environment
Research that advances the understanding of energy and environment through the fundamental sciences of chemistry, physics, engineering sciences, computational sciences, and materials sciences.
Nineteen projects were funded under the NHARP for the 2012-2013 biennium, with $1.4 million of funding, in the two research areas of molecular biology, cellular biology, and genetics (excluding cancer-related research) and materials science/nanoscience. Principal investigators are "Early Career Investigators" (see 2011 Request for Applications). The 2011 NHARP award period will end August 31, 2014.