Sponsored Research

When a for-profit (or, in rare cases, a nonprofit) organization wishes to fund specific research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, a Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) is put in place. SRAs differ from grants in the specificity of the research plan, the intellectual property and confidentiality provisions, and in the ability of the external party to terminate the agreement prior to its expiration.

All funding received under any Sponsored Research Agreement is subject to an overhead rate of 30 percent.

If you are considering such an arrangement regarding a specific Principal Investigator’s work or are interested in discussing the exciting research opportunities at UT Southwestern Medical Center that are available for sponsored research, please cooperativeresearch@utsouthwestern.eud

Please note that UT Southwestern does not perform contracts for service for external agencies.