Research and Sponsored Programs

Research and COVID-19 Response

As Texas Woman’s University continues to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus disease and has put steps into place to minimize the impact of COVID-19, the Provost is working with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for the safety of our faculty, students, research subjects, and staff involved in the research enterprise at TWU.

Human Subjects Research

Investigators conducting human subjects research have been notified that all face-to-face human subjects research must be halted to ensure the safety of the study participants and researchers. During this time, face to face meetings and interventions must be stopped or replaced with alternatives such as phone or video conferencing using tools such as Skype/Google Hangout/Zoom or online survey software. The IRB in partnership with IT Solutions has developed a document to provide guidance with possible online / virtual alternatives. Any changes to study procedures must be approved in advance by the IRB. By working remotely, the TWU IRBs plan to remain fully functional, and you may contact Ms. Sandy Owens (Denton and Dallas IRB Analyst) @ or Dr. Madhura Maiya (Houston IRB Analyst) @ with questions.

Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium

All event organizers were asked to review the risk factors for events and activities on campus, and as a result, the 2020 Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium committee plans to reschedule the 2020 Student Symposium to the summer. The planning committee will begin making recommendations for rescheduling, and we will communicate with faculty and students individually regarding the presentations as soon more definite plans are established. In addition, the Chancellor’s Student Research Scholars have been selected and the notifications will be made soon. Those selected as a Chancellor’s Student Research Scholar will still receive their stipends before the end of the semester.

ORSP Staff

The staff in Research and Sponsored Programs are committed to assisting our researchers. We are communicating with each other as well as faculty, staff, and students. All of us are set up with remote access so that proposal submissions, grant management, and compliance-related tasks can continue. Please contact us via email and let us know how we can help during this time.

Thank you all for your cooperation and patience as we work through this together.

Internal Funding Competitions

The following internal funding programs are currently accepting applications (listed in order of due dates):

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