Faculty Research Support

Office of Research and Scholarship

The University of Texas at Tyler is committed to enhancing and strengthening faculty research and scholarship in all disciplines with programs and services administered through the Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS).  Faculty are encouraged to seek internal and external funding to pursue their academic passion and to engage students in research activities.

The Faculty Development Leave Program provides UT Tyler faculty with opportunities to enhance their research and scholarship portfolio, develop national and international collaborations, and reinvigorate their academic career in support of student success and the UT Tyler Strategic Plan.  The request for proposals is posted on the Faculty Development Leave webpage in November and proposals are due in January.

The Internal Grants Program provides seed funding for faculty and staff in six grant categories to advance the university's research and scholarship goals outlined in the strategic plan.  Awardees are expected to seek external funding opportunities based on the results of their completed internal grant projects as appropriate for their disciplines.  The request for proposals is posted on the Internal Grants webpage in November and proposals are due in March.

The Office of Research and Scholarship offers assistance to faculty and staff in finding funding sources and developing grant proposals.  Find out more about these pre-award services on the ORS Proposal Development webpage.

Professional development workshops designed for faculty and staff are offered throughout the academic year to support proposal development and grant management.  PDF files of presentations and videos (when available) of past workshops can be found on the Faculty Development Workshop webpage.

Email ORS staff at research@uttyler.edu for more information about support services offered to faculty and staff.

UT System Core Facilities Network 

The mission of the UT System Core Facilities Network is to support and enhance the quality and competitiveness of research and education throughout the State of Texas and beyond by providing researchers with access to state-of-the-art core facilities supported at UT System Institutions.  The network offers quick and secure access to the tremendous research products, services and expertise found throughout the Institutional Shared Resources. This Network is enhanced by its partnership with iLab Solutions which provides a core facility management system that enables researchers to examine offerings from the participating institutions, to initiate core facility service requests and equipment scheduling and to monitor usage tracking, billing and invoicing. The Network gives consumers a consolidated view of their recent activity in the system as well as the ability to search across all equipment, services and cores in the system. Facilities and equipment available at the participating institutions can be found using the search tool on the Network’s website.  An agreement that allows investigators at UT System institutions to use core laboratory equipment at the same rate charged internally at the participating institutions was recently extended until 2025.