Skip to Content

Council for Interdisciplinary Research and Grants (CIRG)

CIRG was formed in 2006 to facilitate networking and collaboration among faculty across the University who are interested in issues involving children and families.

During the 2016-17 academic year, CIRG is focused on supporting the creation of interdisciplinary research teams dedicated to exploring research questions in the broad and often overlapping areas of health and wellness; mental health; and military personnel and veterans, and their families.

For ongoing interactions between CIRG meetings we will use Faculty Commons, an evolving Texas State University community focused on teaching, learning, and scholarly endeavors. Utilizing a social media-like interface, Faculty Commons offers a dynamic platform for conversation and collaboration, and CIRG is pleased to serve as one of the groups piloting its functionality.

Please login to Faculty Commons, set up your profile, join the CIRG Group, and access the information posted there.

Also, plan to attend our remaining meetings; all begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and conclude by 1:00 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, November 16    - LBJSC 4-1.6
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017   - LBJSC 4-1.6
  • Wednesday. April 5, 2017     - LBJSC 3-3.1

If you would like to be added to the CIRG distribution list, please send an email to the Center for Children and Families at

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions on our work, please let us know! We want to do everything we can to support your research in these three critical areas.


Abbi R. Mott
Grant Senior Coordinator
Department of Communication Studies

Chair Elect

Stephanie A. Korcheck
Research Coordinator for Proposal Development
College of Education