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Scholarly Communication: Office of Research, Scholarship, and Sponsored Programs

A guide to issues in scholarly communication, including publishing, open access, copyright, and author rights.


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 ORS staff assist faculty and staff in achieving their research goals by helping them navigate the increasingly complex and competitive world of external funding sources. The office is located on the third floor of the Stewart Administration building. 

Internal Grants and Faculty Development Leave

The ORS manages the Internal Grants program that offers six categories of awards to support faculty and staff research.  A new 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.  

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.


ORS staff assist the university's Institutional Review Board (IRB) with updating forms and policies as needed to comply with federal regulations (CFR 45, Part 46 - Protections of Human Subjects), processing protocols for proposed research involving human subjects, and monitoring IRB-required faculty and student training.  In addition, ORS staff assist the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Research Council, and the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (IPAC) as needed.  Training modules are provided for investigators, faculty, and students to ensure compliance with federal, state, UT System, and UT Tyler regulations and policies, including Conflict of Interest and Commitment, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Intellectual Property Policy Agreement.

Faculty Research Links

This section includes links to information and research opportunities for UT Tyler faculty. 

Design & Data Analysis Lab

The mission of the ORS Research Design and Data Analysis Lab is to support research at the University of Texas at Tyler by providing students, faculty, and staff with expert guidance in developing research designs and methods and conducting data analysis that are based on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method approaches.

ORS Research Design and Data Analysis Lab also offers Webinars and Workshops. For more information:

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Why Research?

Research, scholarship and creative endeavors are a major part of UT Tyler's mission. Every faculty member is engaged in groundbreaking original scholarship, and as an undergraduate, you can join faculty in their work in laboratories, libraries, studios and beyond. If you get involved in research, you can connect your classroom learning with your intellectual interests as you work on an independent project under faculty mentorship.

Research experience is a great resume builder and an excellent, proven way to expand learning outside of the classroom. Whether considering graduate school, looking for a creative outlet, searching for a thesis project or wanting to hone critical thinking skills, students will find many interesting projects on the UT Tyler campus.

Handshake - listing of job opportunities, research opportunities, and more. 

Lyceum - annual undergraduate research symposium.

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