"Keys to Research" Tenure Track Faculty Research and Professional Development Program

Keys to research Tenure Track Faculty Research and Professional Development Program. This series of monthly, 3-hour workshops will promote a culture of research compliance and ethical behavior at UTRGV while providing comprehensive grant writing training and regulatory guidance.

The Tenure Track Faculty Research and Professional Development Program at UTRGV was established as a training course by the Division of Research, Graduate Studies & New Program Development in 2019. This activity will provide nine, three-hour workshops for tenure track faculty to build capacity for developing high impact research projects, peer review publications, and highly competitive research grant proposals, as well as to promote a culture of research compliance and ethical behavior.

The training program will be offered in both Edinburg and Brownsville. View program dates on the brochure

Participants will receive a certificate and a $500 research award upon successful completion of the training program (attending 8 out of 9 workshops).

Registration for the flagship program has closed. Interested and eligible faculty may still attend by RSVP'ing for the workshops; however, attendance at 8 out of 9 workshops is mandatory in order to receive the incentives regardless of when one started attending.  

Eligibility:  Participant must hold a tenure track faculty position at UTRGV. By special request from the Dean's office, the Division of Research may set additional eligibility requirements.


Individual Faculty research efforts will be enhanced by the following topics:

  1. Identifying appropriate Federal and State agencies and private sources for funding;
  2. Identifying Intellectual Merit and Broad Impacts of research;
  3. Guidance in proposal writing for specific federal agencies and programs;
  4. Enhancing scholarly publication activity and presentations;
  5. Managing external sources of funding for purchasing, travel, equipment, and student employees with support of Office of Sponsored Projects;
  6. UTRGV library and lab resources including access to supercomputing;
  7. Research Lab Website development instruction;
  8. Teamwork training, leadership, inclusive research guidance, initiating collaborations and summer fellowship activity;
  9. Research ethics and compliance training on policies and procedures including mentor/mentee relationships, authorship and peer review, specific regulations governing a type of research (e.g., research with human subjects and animals), intellectual property management, conflicts of interest, time & effort reporting, and export controls.