Funding Opportunities


Presidential Collaborative Research Awards 

This announcement marks a call for applications for a new program sponsored by the UTHealth Office of the President that is designed to promote collaboration and new research funding across the institution. The Presidential Collaborative Research Award Program is designed to provide resources to faculty  at our different schools who are working together on basic, translational or clinical research projects.

Since a goal of this program is to promote collaboration across schools, all projects must comprise  interdisciplinary teams with at least two PIs from different UTHealth schools. Support for any one project can be up to $100,000 per year for two years. The success of this program will be measured by the quality of data generated and the securing of additional public or private funding to continue the research.

A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required to help organize the review and is due Friday, September 2, 2016. Full applications are due Friday, October 28, 2016. Please submit both the LOI and full applications to:

Please click here to access the full RFA which includes instructions for the submission of both the LOI and the full application.

If you have any questions, please contact Catrina VanAllen or Dr. Mike Blackburn.

The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education 

Innovation in Health Science Award and Health Science Education Small Grants Program

The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education (“Academy”) through generous support from the UT System offers the Innovation in Health Science Education Award and the Health Science Education Small Grants Program. The Innovation in Health Science Education Award recognizes an individual who has implemented an educational project or program in undergraduate or graduate education in all UT health science institutions with documentation of innovation and achievement in the last five years.  Three finalists will present their projects at the 2017 Innovations in Health Science Education Conference on February 16-17, 2017 in Austin. After presentations, the members of Academy will vote the grand prize winner, first runner up and second runner up, who will receive monetary awards of $2500, $1500 and $1000, respectively. This monetary award will be placed into discretionary accounts at the recipient’s UT health science institution for legitimate expenses to support academic pursuits.  

The Health Science Education Small Grants Program offers awards (up to $5000 per project) to faculty members at all UT health science institutions who submit a written proposal and budget for a project that strives to improve health science education by innovative approaches.  Projects that demonstrate a direct, measurable and positive impact on learners in health science education and projects with greatest potential for broader dissemination will be most competitive for these awards.  The Academy will fund up to six projects. 

Strict deadlines for both applications will be Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm. 

Application information for the awards and the small grants program can be found soon at the Academy website at and

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