Office of Research


2013 Office of Research Annual Report 2013

About Us

The Office of Research at the University of Texas Pan American promotes, encourages, and provides assistance for research and scholarship and creative activities in all disciplines by the university faculty, staff, and students.  The services cover guidance on all research administration including funding opportunities, proposal development, research compliance and post award administration.  The office also facilitates the transfer of discoveries, creative works, inventions, and processes resulting from research and scholarly activities to the private sector to enhance the quality of life for society.


The UTPA Office of Research is the academic office that oversees the direction and guidance of the University’s research mission. It is responsible for policy formation and oversight related to the research process as well as training in the ethical conduct of research. The Office of Research promotes the creation and maintenance of a university environment that maximally encourages and supports research productivity. In addition, the Office of Research coordinates patents and technology marketing rising from inventions by University Faculty with the UT system.

Contact Us

Office of Research
Research & Innovation Building 1.106
The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

Phone: (956) 665-2889
Fax: (956) 665-2940

Private Sector collaboration

Private individuals and groups can use this contact form to contact the Office of Research so that we may link you with the appropriate faculty, college, or department.


Upcoming Events

April 25 - Thematic Scholarly Community

Biomedical Sciences Group

Dr. Erin Schuenzel  speaking on  "DNA sequencer"

Place and Time:  ERAHC 1.202, 1pm to 2pm

May 14 - Workshop

Pivot Training for Researchers

Get an overview of a new tool to find funding opportunites. This training is geared towards faculty and staff that are interested in using Pivot to find funding and collaborators for their research and scholarly work. Register at Look for "Pivot Training for Researchers.

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102 (large conference room), 2pm - 3pm

May 21 - Workshop

Cayuse Proposal Submission & Approval Process

Learn about the process of submitting a grant and how to utilize the online submission system, Cayuse. Register at Look for "Cayuse Proposal Submission & Approval Process."

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102 (large conference room), 2pm - 3pm

June 3 - Workshop

Time & Effort:  Why Is It a Big Deal?

Effort reporting has been a common denominator in cases against universities under the False Claims Act.  Join us for a discussion to explain why effort reporting is a big deal.  The training will review a summary of the federal regulations/university policies and will provide attendees with common examples of mistakes in the reporting process.

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102 (large conference room), 10am - 11am