Higher Education Research Council

The Higher Education Research Council (HERC) is responsible for implementing and administering the Board’s higher education research policy and the grant programs created by it. These programs are designed to stimulate competitive research at Idaho’s institutions.

HERC has worked diligently to attract projects that serve to strengthen the research capabilities and contribute to economic development in the state of Idaho. HERC was formed in the Fall of 1998 as a result of the Idaho State Board of Education’s interest in promoting basic and applied research at Idaho’s public, four-year institutions. Learn more about each institution’s research office below.

Institutional Research Offices

HERC Members

  • Dr. Nancy Glenn, Chair
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development
    Boise State University
  • Dr. Grace L. Anderson
    Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness
    Lewis-Clark State College
  • Ms. Eileen Barber
    Co-Founder
    Keynetics
  • Dr. Martin Blair
    Vice President of Research and Economic Development
    Idaho State University
  • Ms. Heather Messenger
    Expert
    Life Sciences and Biotech Industry
  • Dr. Christopher Nomura
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development
    University of Idaho
  • Mr. Douglas A. Sayer
    Chief Business Officer
    Premier Technology, Inc.
  • Dr. Marianne Walck
    Deputy Lab Director, Science and Technology and Chief Research Officer
    Idaho National Laboratory

For more information, see the Higher Education Research subsection of the governing policies and procedures.

Higher Education Research Council Programs

These programs are designed to stimulate competitive research at Idaho's institutions, under the direction of the Higher Education Research Council.

Current HERC Projects and Recent Reports

The Higher Education Research Council supports research efforts at Idaho Institutions through several programs, including IGEM, Incubation Fund, and Undergraduate Research grants.