Office of Strategic Research Development


Working together to work wonders by providing proposal development support to enhance UTMB's research enterprise.



  • Senate Bill 17 Guidance for Research and Grant Applications

    UTMB’s Chief Research Officer, Research Administration, and the SB17 Legal team are here to support research investigators navigating the implications of Senate Bill 17. While its restrictions outlined below do not apply to “scholarly research or a creative work” by students, faculty, or other research personnel, or dissemination of such, we understand there may be other impacts to your research programs.

  • Coming Soon: New NIH Biosketch Requirements for 2025

    The NIH has been working with the NSF and other federal agencies on developing and adopting Common Forms for the Biosketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support. The Common forms have been cleared by OSTP and OMB and new forms are posted on the NSF website

  • Announcing a Simplified Review Framework for NIH Research Project Grant Applications

    NIH recently announced a simplified review framework to be implemented for grants submitted January 25, 2025, and after. The simplified framework is expected to better focus peer reviewers on the key questions needed to assess the scientific and technical merit of proposed research projects: “Can and should the proposed research project be conducted?” It will not affect how project grants are assembled or submitted.