Research and Grants Activities The University of Texas Medical Branch

Biomedical research at UTMB delves into a broad range of promising topics that often have immediate application to patient care. Current areas of research excellence include neuroscience, environmental health, gastrointestinal health, and new and resurgent infectious diseases, including tropical diseases.

Research at UTMB is multidisciplinary, with basic scientists, clinicians, and students working together to share information, facilities, and other resources. In addition, a series of multidisciplinary research centers of excellence address cancer, environmental toxicology, structural biology, molecular sciences, aging, and molecular cardiology.

The vibrant research environment at UTMB has enabled the university to attract an increasing number of federal grants. More than $81 million in government grants were recorded by the university in fiscal year 2017.

Research and Grants

Educational Support for Researchers Overview and Educational Programs for Researchers

The Academy of Research Mentors

Office of Clinical Research (OCR)

Preventive Medicine & Community Health Research- Clinical Research, Population Research, Outreach and Educational Research

Animal Resources Center (ARC) - The Animal Resources Center provides comprehensive husbandry, veterinary and consultative services to UTMB's research community.

Research Compliance Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Conflict of Interest Program - Please Note: those employees engaged in the design, conduct, or reporting of research, or who serve on a research-related committee, must submit a disclosure statement for all interests.

Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society) 

Grants and Contracts Accounting - The Grants and Contracts Accounting department provides information and resources to assist UTMB departments with understanding the following aspects of grants and contracts: Billing and Accounts Receivable, Financial Status Reporting, Functional System Support and Reconciliation.

The McLaughlin Endowment Postdoctoral Grants - Awarded to individuals holding doctoral degrees (i.e., PhD or MD) and pursuing additional training in areas directly related to infection and/or immunity.

ITCF Publications and Grants

Note: See general UTMB research information above.

Research Environment

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoctoral - Research Resources

Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP)

MD-PhD Combined Degree Program - The UTMB Program is specifically designed to provide you with the scientific training and clinical experiences necessary for success in your future professional endeavors. The collaborative research atmosphere and emphasis on excellence in patient care at UTMB provides a rich environment for the development of outstanding physician-scientists. 

Research at UTMB (GSBS) - Contains links to basic and clinical departments at UTMB, where research is conducted regularly. Contained are the university's centers and institutes, home to a wide range of research. Following the links will give the viewer an idea of the rich and rigorous investigations under way.

Databases to Search for Funding Opportunities

The McLaughlin Endowment Predoctoral Grants - Awarded to qualified students who are enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UTMB. These fellowships are awarded on an employment rate of a twenty-hour week (half-time) for a period of one year.

Note: See general UTMB research information above.

Research Services

Core Research Facilities

Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Program - In-house Training Grants

MD-PhD Combined Degree Program - The UTMB Program is specifically designed to provide you with the scientific training and clinical experiences necessary for success in your future professional endeavors. The collaborative research atmosphere and emphasis on excellence in patient care at UTMB provides a rich environment for the development of outstanding physician-scientists.