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The Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) 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.

Mission

To foster and support the creative activity; research and professional training; and intellectual property development of the UTRGV faculty, students, and staff as well as to promote national and international partnerships for innovation, commercialization, and workforce development.

The Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development supports creative activity, research and professional training, and the intellectual property development of UTRGV faculty, students and staff. In addition, the division promotes national and international partnerships for innovation, commercialization and workforce development.

Services

  • Research Administration and Compliance
  • Shared Research Infrastructure: UTRGV Culture
  • Animal Care and Use Program
  • Research Programs, Centers and Institutes
  • Intellectual Property and Research Translation
  • Partnerships: Domestic and International
  • Economic Development
  • Student Support and Services
  • Professional development: Faculty and Students