The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Office of the Associate Dean of Research UTRGV School of Medicine


The Office of the Associate Dean of Research

About Us

The mission of the Office of the Associate Dean of Research is to foster excellence in research and research training.  This entails ensuring that the faculty,staff and students engaged in research are committed to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies for sponsored projects and research.

Services Provided

Research in the School of Medicine is transforming and enriching the lives of the people of the Rio Grande Valley.  The Office of the Associate Dean of Research is the primary unit to promote all research-related activities within the School of Medicine.   This Office is delegated with the responsibility to review and approve grant submissions and contract proposals submitted to federal agencies and other sponsors.  Examples of other grant/contract related activities are as follows:

  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Reviewing all proposal documents for accuracy and compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations (institutional, local, state, federal etc.)
  • Coordinating with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Office of the Associate Dean of Research will facilitate the final submission of outgoing proposals.
  • Documenting all cost share commitments, as well as requiring approval for any variances in standard indirect cost recovery.  
  • Coordinating PI requests to the funding agencies on no-cost extensions and carryforward of funds.