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The University of Houston is committed to advancing its status as a competitive Tier One research university. The UH Division of Research is the support system for the innovative work of our faculty, providing comprehensive resources and services for university research endeavors.

Find Funding and Develop Your Ideas

Current funding opportunities are announced weekly in the Inside Research newsletter, sent to all faculty every Wednesday.

Information on internal awards and other external funding opportunities is available here

Submit Proposals and Manage Your Awards

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG)

- Reviews, approves and submits proposals for external funding
- Confirms the proposal format, budget and content are compliant with University and sponsor requirements
- Identifies relevant funding opportunities
- Helps teams develop strategic cotent for competitive, multi-million dollar proposals
- Provides workshops and resources on grantsmanship

Contract Negotiation:
- Reviews and negotiates monetary sponsored project agreements related to not for profit and private for profit industry sponsors
- Reviews and negotiates research related non-monetary agreements such as NDA, MTAs and DUAs
- Export Control oversight including the review and certification of the I-129 forms for visa processing, travel embargo forms and process all export control license applications when needed

- Communicates sponsor terms and conditions to faculty
- Establishes project spending cost centers, assists with submission of progress reports, reviews and approves non-payroll expenditures correction
- Issues Sub-award and provides oversight and sub-recipient monitoring along with the award PI

Financial Services:
- Handles billing/invoicing and financial reporting on sponsored project and
ensures that payments are collected from sponsor
- Responsible for reviews expenditures posted to award and coordinates external
financial audits on awards
- Oversees the time and effort reporting and certification process

UH has largely de-centralized the Pre-Award office. Much of the proposal development and submission occurs at the college/department level by local pre-award staff. The OCG Pre-Award Administrators are also available to assist. 

Understand Regulations Applicable to Your Research

The Office of Research Integrity and Oversight (RIO):
-Ensures compliance with federal regulations involving work with human and animal subjects, research-related conflicts of interest, and all aspects of responsible conduct of research (RCR)
-Conducts congruency reviews (verification of IRB, IACUC, COI, safety approvals) prior to award setup

Animal Care Operations (ACO):
-Provides professional veterinary and husbandry services to support animals used in biomedical and behavioral research
-Maintains standards for animals, facilities, equipment and procedures
-Offers services to faculty for animal procurement, training, veterinary consultation in research design, transportation of animals and veterinary care

Protect Your Intellectual Property Or Launch a Startup and Commercialize Your Technology

The Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation (OTTI):
-Manages patents and copyrights, and provides early stage feedback on technologies
-Works with faculty and the Intellectual Property Committee to file patents for inventions
-Markets University-wide technology and manages the licensing process
-Helps entrepreneurial faculty and students launch promising startups
-Manages the innovation spaces at the Technology Bridge