Postdoctoral Research & Funding

Research Resources

Research Compliance

Responsible conduct of research is required of all postdocs involved in research activities at UT, and this page helps identify these important areas of compliance and where to find training.


A plagiarism detection software designed to not only ensure manuscripts are properly cited, but to also help manage workflow as documents are being reviewed and revised by supervisors and co-authors.

Office of the Vice President for Research

Visit the Office of the Vice President for Research website for resources related to committees, policies, funding sources, awards, grants, fellowships and more.

Office of Research Support and Compliance

The Office of Research Support and Compliance consists of three main areas, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Our mission is to ensure that all research conducted on campus complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and University policies.

Determining PI eligibility

A principal investigator (PI) is the lead scientist for a particular well-defined science or other academic project, who takes direct responsibility for the overall design, conduct, and reporting of the research or other externally funded sponsored activity. In addition, the PI is responsible for all regulatory requirements and review.

Proposal development

Before transmittal to the sponsor, the proposal must be approved by the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP). Get help and guidance in preparing and submitting your proposal.

Core facilities

The University of Texas at Austin supports cutting-edge research in all disciplines, offering more than 200 dedicated research units and centers. Several research groups report directly to the Vice President for Research, but most units are based in individual colleges and schools, where they engage in interdisciplinary research that complements the academic goals of their departments.

Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)

The OSP serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research and sponsored projects at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the OSP is to assist faculty and professional research staff in their efforts to secure and ensure proper stewardship of external funding.

Office of Human Resources

The Human Resource Service Center (HRSC) is the first point of assistance for department customers, and serves as a clearinghouse for information about university benefits, employment opportunities, and department services.

Discovery to Impact

Discovery to Impact is the connection between campus innovators and industry. They build and nurture relationships with campus creators and inventors as well as corporations, investors and entrepreneurs to get research out of the labs and studios and into the world where it can be put to the greatest use.