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The UTSW commitment to research is an essential part of our history, present, and future. We offer several programs to support the endeavors of all of our faculty that conduct research.

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New Faculty Onboarding

The Office of Faculty Development is committed to helping you navigate your first steps as a new faculty member so you can get your research program up and running as soon as possible.

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Promotion & Tenure

Promotion and Tenure Committee ensures faculty understand the academic advancement timeline and criteria for each distinct academic rank and track as it relates.

Grant writing


Successfully Obtaining an R (SOAR) Intensive R Grant Writers Workshop is a grantsmanship strategy program.

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The SMART program is a scientific leadership and management nanocourse for junior faculty who are at the early stages of building their own independent basic science or clinical research programs.

The Office of Clinical Research and Clinical Research Accelerator

The Office of Clinical Research and Clinical Research Accelerator supports clinical research professionals, students, trainees and faculty of all tracks with innovative career development and education programs.

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Clinical and Translational Science Award Program is part of a national consortium whose purpose is to accelerate the translation of scientific discovery to improve the health of our nation.



The FIRST program is supporting the hiring of 10 early-stage tenure-track faculty.

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New Faculty Research Forum

Each year, recently appointed Assistant Professors are invited to the forum to foster interdisciplinary collaborations.