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RESEARCH FUNDING FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUNDING  The 1881 Commemorative Award for Faculty Development Fund was established with the generous support of Lt. Col. Philip J. Piccione and Col. Jean M. Migliorino Piccione to celebrate the 1881 founding year of the University and to encourage faculty development. The goal is to foster faculty professional development and to recognize the leadership of an individual faculty member in relation to the university’s Mission.  Application Deadline: March 18, 2018 Award: Up to $3,000 Eligibility:  Full-time UIW faculty who are US citizens are eligible to apply for the award to help finance professional development efforts including but not limited to research, furtherance of education and training, travel and fees for seminars.  Submit an application

WORKLOAD REASSIGNMENT The Faculty Workload Reassignment Award (FWRA) provides reassignment of workload responsibilities (25% time) in support of individual research and scholarship objectives. Application Deadline: March 18, 2018 Award: 25% time workload reassignment Submit an application

RESEARCH FUNDING The Faculty Endowment Research Award (FERA) provides limited support for new and ongoing faculty research projects.  Application Deadline: March 18, 2018 Award: Up to $6,000 Eligibility:  The Principal Investigator must be a main campus UIW full-time faculty member. Submit an application The Faculty Graduate Research Assistantship (FGRA) Award provides faculty with research assistance for their scholarly endeavors leading to publication. Application Deadline: March 18, 2018 Award: $2,500 to the student's account per semester Eligibility:  The Principal Investigator must be a main campus UIW full-time faculty member. Submit an application

WEBSITE All award information and guidelines are posted on our website.

Internal Funding webpage


RESEARCH FUNDING SPONSORED PROJECTS AT UIW During the past year, the offices of Research and Graduate Studies, Grants Accounting, and Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations have been working to develop resources to support the transparent and efficient management of external funding. The result of these efforts is the new Sponsored Projects Handbook, now available online. The handbook provides a guide to the management of sponsored projects at the University of the Incarnate Word, and to the policies and procedures which ensure that externally funded projects comply with federal regulations and institutional protocols.   Sponsored Projects Handbook

WEBSITE All information on external funding including all internal approval forms can be found at the following webpage: External Funding webpage

WHAT IS A SPONSORED PROJECT A sponsored project is a program or activity that is fully or partially funded, or sponsored, by an external organization or agency at the federal, state, local, or private level for support of research, instruction, training, service, or other scholarly activities. To be considered a sponsored project, it should meet any of the following criteria: The project commits the University to a specific scope of work. A specific commitment is made regarding the level of personnel effort, deliverables, or milestones The project requires that unexpended funds be returned to the sponsor at the end of the project period The project involves institutional cost sharing or F&A recovery Externally sponsored project awards are made to the University of the Incarnate Word. Therefore, awards and agreements are commitments of the University. The President and/or Vice President for Business & Finance have the sole authority to sign sponsored project agreements on behalf of the University. Any work performed by a faculty or staff member of the University under an externally funded project is considered to be work performed for the University.


RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT STATISTICS SUPPORT WITH DR. FIKE Dr. David Fike will be on campus on Monday, April 2, 2018 to provide statistical support for faculty and students. You must schedule an appointment in advance using our online sign up. Dr. David Fike served full-time at UIW from 2008 to 2016 as a research statistician and professor. He taught courses in introductory/advanced statistics, survey research, and research analytics at UIW, and he has over 50 journal publications. His focus is on helping people be successful with quantitative research, especially those who are fearful of statistics or who have limited knowledge and experience.

Schedule an appointment

CONFERENCE OF TEXAS STATISTICANS Conference of Texas Statisticians UIW Student Engagement Center April 13-14, 2018 Schedule of events and registration 

STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Training for Research and Academic Careers in Communication Sciences (TRACCS) Summer Research Program Indiana University Application Deadline: March 23, 2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics Worcester Polytechnic Institute Application Deadline: March 30, 2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Mechanisms of Evolution  University of Nevada, Las Vegas Application Deadline: March 30, 2018 Interdisciplinary Renewable and Environmental Chemistry REU Program University of North Dakota Application Deadline: March 31, 2018 Constellation Undergraduate Summer Research Program (CUSP) in High Energy Density Physics University of California, San Diego Application Deadline: April 1, 2018 Resources on Undergraduate Summer Research and Internship Opportunities Plant Science Research Network


RESEARCH COMPLIANCE SPRING 2018 IRB MANUAL REVISIONS To better align the UIW human subjects protections program with best practices and pending updates to the federal regulations, the following additional IRB Manual sections have been revised or added: What needs IRB review Informed consent Guidance on international research Continuing review

WHAT NEEDS IRB REVIEW Defines when the University is considered engaged in human subjects research requiring IRB approval. Provides a new tool for researchers to use to determine if a project requires IRB review: Human Subjects Research Determination Questionnaire  Includes IRB guidance sections on student class projects, quality improvement projects, and secondary data analysis  

INFORMED CONSENT Includes new informed consent document templates for social science/educational research and biomedical research.

GUIDANCE ON INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH Includes additional documentation requested by the IRB for researchers involved in international research. 

CONTINUING REVIEW Continuing Review will no longer be required for exempt research.  For record keeping purposes, an annual Study Status Update will be required for exempt research in lieu of Continuing Review. The Study Status Update will be a simplified form requesting confirmation that a study is ongoing. 

RESOURCES Updates to federal regulations IRB Manual Human Subjects Research Determination Questionnarie Consent Document Templates

WEBSITE The IRB website has been redesigned to provide an overview guide to the entire IRB process, with links to templates, guides, and instructions. 

IRB Website


STAFF OSMAN ÖZTURGUT, PHD Dean, Office of Research & Graduate Studies (210) 805-3555

ANA HAGENDORF, PHD, CPRA Research Officer (210) 805-3036

Dr. Hagendorf coordinates the University's research compliance programs, research and grants-related training and development, and university research policy operations.

TRINIDAD MACIAS, PHD Sponsored Projects Coordinator (210) 805-2539

Dr. Macias manages research funding programs, coordinates research engagement activities such as the annual Research Week, and supports sponsored projects training and development.

DAVID FIKE, PHD Research Statistician (210) 805-3555 

Dr. Fike assists faculty and students with quantitative research analysis. 



The Scholar- March 2018  
The Scholar- March 2018  

The Scholar is a monthly newsletter from the Office of Research Development. It highlights information on research funding, research engagem...