2019 Executive Communications

Enjoy our end-of-year newsletter,  and have a safe and happy holiday break!

UTRGV posterDec. 20, 2019 - December "End of Year" INNOVATE Newsletter 

As we wrap up 2019, I reflect on all the accomplishments our division has had and invite you to join me in celebrating highlights in this issue of our newsletter. I am proud to thank you for a great year; you are a valuable contributor to our collective success. From our team to yours, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season.  May 2020 bring us even more innovative opportunities! 

UTRGV posterNov. 14, 2019 - Oct.- Nov. INNOVATE Newsletter 

We look forward to sharing with you the highlights, achievements, and upcoming goals of our many offices for October and November. Please see the document attached and make sure to click the links!  If you would like to share content via this communication vehicle, please email our division's communication specialist, karen.villarreal01@utrgv.edu.

 UTRGV posterSept. 6, 2019 - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Faculty Grant Incentive Program 

On July 24, 2019, the Faculty Grant Award Incentive Program announcement was sent to all UTRGV Faculty from my office. We have received some questions following our Fall Convocation. These questions and more have been answered within the Revised and Final description of the program, which can be found here.  

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Sept. 3, 2019 - Research-related HOP Updates. Please note the following Research-related HOP policies have been amended and posted:
ADM 07-104 Human Subjects Research
ADM 07-302 Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects
ADM 07-305 Movable Equipment Acquired Through Federally Sponsored Projects

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Aug. 22, 2019 - New Program Development Team Welcomes Ideas. Development of innovative new programs is critical for UTRGV to fulfill its mission of transforming the Rio Grande Valley, the Americas, and the World. New academic, research, and community engagement programs are needed for UTRGV to expand educational opportunities for students and the community, increase enrollment, foster economic development in the region, and become an emerging research university...

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Aug. 20, 2019 - We’re looking for 10 faculty fellows to start as soon as Sept. 1, 2019! Application deadline is August 22. Email a letter of interest to innovation@utrgv.edu.
Each fellow will receive a stipend of $6,000 and contribute to the development of the following programs...

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Aug. 20, 2019 - HOP (Handbook of Operating Procedures) updates. These are rules and regulations governing UTRGV. All other policies can be found at utrgv.edu/hop. Please note the following HOP policies have been amended and posted...

UTRGV posterJuly 24, 2019 - Faculty Grant Incentive Program. Significant increases in total external grant funding, total research expenditure, and restricted research expenditure are critical for UTRGV’s national recognition, and in its quest for the Emerging Research University status. Today, I am pleased to announce that President Bailey has approved my proposal to establish a new Faculty Grant Award Incentive Program to recognize lead principal investigators (PIs) bringing competitive external grant funding to UTRGV. Update: Review FAQ's for the program.

UTRGV posterJuly 8, 2019- Research Department Reorganization.
I am pleased to announce the reorganization of the Department of Research, Innovation and Technology Commercialization (RITC) within the Division of Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development. This reorganization is intended to streamline processes, improve services, increase efficiencies, and build capacity to move UTRGV towards its goal of becoming an emerging research university.

UTRGV posterMay 13, 2019 - Welcome the New Program Idea Proposal Form!

The New Program Development team is soliciting ideas for new program development. We encourage you to submit any ideas you may have for our review and consideration. Please submit your ideas via the New Program Idea Proposal Form.


UTRGV posterJanuary 10, 2019 - re:Government Shutdown.
As the U.S. Government is currently experiencing a partial shutdown, the University has received emails from some Federal sponsors informing grantees that their grant staff may be out during the shutdown, however, most sponsors and their staff continue to be operational. Please note that grants proposals will continue to be submitted and there are no changes to current deadlines.