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 7 & 8 - Basic Introduction to Materials Transfer & Non-Disclosure Agreements

Choose either session.
The number of Materials Tranfer and Non-disclosure Agreements that UTPA faculty and staff are involved in has been increasing steadily.  With this in mind, this session has been introduced to help the University community learn a bit more about these agreements and the types of circumstances for which they are required.

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

April 9 - Thematic Scholarly Community

Health Disparities and Health Humanities Group

Dr. Sharon Schembri speaking on  "Health Care Service Quality:  Staregic insight derived from patient narratives"

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102 (large conference room), 12 noon to 1pm

April 14 - Thematic Scholarly Community

New Materials Group

Dr. Yuanbing Mao  speaking on  "Functional Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications"

Place and Time:  REIN 1.102 (large conference room), 12 noon to 1pm

April 17 - Dr. Shah Open House

Place and Time:  Office of Research, REIN 1.106E, 2-4 pm
No reservations required.