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Frequently Asked Questions on Grants and Contracts

This FAQ is designed to help faculty and staff with grants by sharing in a concise form the information needed in the grant development process. It will also reflect common professional and university practice. It addresses the issues you may be asking as you work on a grant proposal or program. If you find an answer to be unclear, if you have further questions, or if you are not sure an answer fits your unique situation, please contact Graduate Studies and Research. This guide will meet your needs in grant development and administration.


Institutional Review Board (IRB)   

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has one IRB responsible for protecting human subjects who participate in research. The IRB provides review and oversight for all human subjects research activities performed on the campus;

§  by UTPB faculty, staff, or students on or off campus; and

§  by all other facilities under the purview of UTPB IRB

§  All review procedures meet or exceed the requirements set forth in 45 CFR 46

The UTPB IRB convenes monthly during the fall and spring semesters and only if needed during summer. 

All research studies submitted for IRB review at UTPB must be submitted using
this form. Please also review the information contained here.


 Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) 

Welcome to the UTPB recombinant DNA/Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) webpage. Here you'll find relevant information that will assist new and established researchers. The IBC is committed to assisting faculty, staff, and students with their research while ensuring the University's compliance with all federal regulations.

§  NIH Guidance for Submitting Lentiviral Vector Protocols 

§ UTPB IBC Charter 

Online Resources:

§  NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities

§  Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition

§ UTPB Environmental Health and Safety


Sponsored Projects Review Form

The submission deadline of grant proposals is due at least ONE WEEK prior to the RFP due date. This form and copies of electronically submitted proposals should be returned to Graduate Studies and Research in MB 1208. Application Guide 

This guide shows instructions for filling out the electronic grant application to be submitted through More information on this website: check here

NSF Proposal Guide

This guide provides key instructions for filling out grant applications to be submitted.

SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for NIH and Other PHS Agencies

This guide provides key instructions for completing grant applications to be submitted through NIH.