Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Institutional Grant Programs

The following are Institutional Grants available for UTHSCSA faculty.
Click on the links below to find out how to apply for these grants through the UTHSCSA department offering them.

Please Note: Proposals for these programs do not require an Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) review prior to submission. Proposals for these programs should be submitted directly to the departmental office offering the grant. A complete copy of the proposal submission and COP will be required by OSP if an award is made.


IIMS Request for Applications

The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) at UTHSCSA is soliciting applications for the following programs:

Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies (PCTCS)

The primary goal of these programs is to support early-stage collaborative translational and clinical studies that will lead to increased interdisciplinary, institutional, and community-based research likely to compete successfully for national grant support and ultimately to improve human health. The programs are supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as by various institutional funds.

A required letter of intent (LOI) must be submitted by Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5pm. Please see the IIMS website for program and application information:


Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 Program

Applications are now being accepted from students enrolled in a doctoral program in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for the Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 Program. The TST TL1 Program provides inter-disciplinary graduate training in Translational Science for students interested in learning how to move their basic research findings more effectively and efficiently into clinical or community research.

The TST TL1 Program is made possible through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NIH/NCATS). TST awards will include an annual stipend at the NIH-specified level (for FY 2015, $22,920), plus other support. Please see the TST TL1 website for program and application information:

Questions about the program or application materials may be directed to Kathlynn Wray or Dr. Linda McManus.


Barshop Request for Applications

The Barshop Institute at UTHSCSA is soliciting applications for the following programs:

2015 Small Grant Program

The Barshop Institute is seeking small grant proposals in aging research from UTHSCSA, UTSA, and Texas Biomedical Research Institute faculty. Funds are available for esearch on basic biological gerontology through the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, a component of the Barshop Institute. Please view the complete announcement for program and application information. Questions about this announcement may be directed to Dr. Peter Hornsby.


School of Medicine

The School of Medicine at UTHSCSA is soliciting applications for the following programs:

Clinical Investigator Kickstart (ClIK) Pilot Program

The SOM Office of the Dean and Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) have allocated funds to encourage and create opportunities for clinical and patient-centered outcomes and/or comparative effectiveness research. This program's mission is to support development/pilot projects that will increase UTHSCSA's capacity to support research pilots and submit patient-centered research proposals.

Visionaries Pilot Program

This program was created by the SOM Office of the Dean to encourage and create opportunities for increased scientific activity that will lead to the submission of an application to NIH and/or other funders for a program project, center of excellence or similar large award.


Application materials for both opportunities are due Monday, April 6, 2015 by 11:59pm. Please visit the School of Medicine Research website for more details.


CTRC Request for Applications

The Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) at UTHSCSA is soliciting applications for the following programs:

None at this time. Check back for future opportunities.

Please direct questions regarding programs to the CTRC office via Lori Varner at


Borderplex Council Diabetes/Obesity Research Enhancement Fund

This program is on hold until further notice.