UT Tyler

About Office of Research and Scholarship

The Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) at The University of Texas at Tyler is located on the third floor of the main administration building on the UT Tyler campus. The main mission of the ORS is to facilitate, enhance, and strengthen faculty and student research and scholarship. The ORS endeavors to be a turn-key operation by providing services that encompass all aspects from identifying funding sources to post-award management.

Faculty and students at UT Tyler are encouraged to seek external funding for specific projects that further the mission of the university in teaching, research, and public service. Sponsored projects enhance the educational opportunities available to students; allow ongoing research, scholarly inquiry, and the development of new knowledge; contribute to the academic achievement and stature of the university; and support the university in fulfilling its mission to the state of Texas and to the nation.

It is the responsibility of the faculty or staff member who is authorized to act as a Principal Investigator (PI) on a funded project to initiate, develop, and prepare proposals. While awards for funded projects are made to the university, the PI is responsible for the management, execution, and completion of the project, including the submission of all required reports that are submitted through the ORS.

The purpose of university research and other sponsored projects conducted at UT Tyler is the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. It is the mission of the ORS to aid the PI in these endeavors.


Srini Kambhampati, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Scholarship and Professor of Biology

Carla Reichard, Ph.D.
Pre-Award Services

Debbie Gibson, M.A.
Executive Director, Grants & Contracts

Angela Nunez
Senior Grant Coordinator

Barbara Bextine
Grant information management

Kay Jenkins
Grant writing specialist

UT Tyler