Office of Sponsored Programs


Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research, Scholarship, and Sponsored Programs (ORSSP) facilitates, enhances and strengthens faculty and student research and scholarship by providing services from identifying funding sources to post-award management and compliance.  The ORSSP staff assist faculty and staff in achieving their research goals by helping them navigate the increasingly complex and competitive world of external funding sources. ORSSP staff are located on the main campus on third floor of the Stewart Administration building and on the Health Science Center Campus in the School of Biomedical Sciences building.

Internal Grants and Faculty Development Leave

The ORSSP manages the Internal Grants program that offers awards to support faculty and staff research.  The  Faculty Development Leave program is available for tenured faculty to enable them to travel to a different location for up to one year to conduct research and scholarship.

Pre-Award Support

Pre-award support services include sharing news of funding opportunities; providing grant writing, reviewing, and editing services when requested; processing external grant proposals; providing faculty training; and negotiating and securing grant agreements and contracts. Visit the Faculty Research Support webpages for more information.

Post-Award Support

Post-award support services includes setting up awarded projects and contracts in the university's accounting system, verifying grant expenses, and providing regular budget and spending updates to project directors and principal investigators.


ORSSP staff assist faculty, staff, and students comply with federal, state, UT System, and UT Tyler regulations and policies.  Training modules are provided for investigators, faculty, and students to ensure compliance, including Conflict of Interest and Commitment, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Intellectual Property Policy Agreement. More information about ensuring compliance prior to conducting research activities can be obtained by emailing Anna Kurdowska, Associate Vice President for Research Compliance and Research Compliance Director.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

UT Tyler's Institutional Review Board (IRB) helps researchers comply with federal regulations pertaining to human subjects research (CFR 45, Part 46 - Protections of Human Subjects) by processing protocols for proposed research involving human subjects, and monitoring IRB-required faculty and student training.