As a minority-serving institution, historically one of the main missions of UTSA has been to significantly increase the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds conducting biomedical and behavioral research. Within this overarching goal, the major mission of the SCORE program is to increase the research competitiveness of UTSA faculty, including minority faculty as well as those who are engaged in the training of minority students. Thus, a major goal is to develop Institutional research and the research capabilities by fostering the development of faculty. A second goal of our SCORE program at UTSA is to integrate SCORE program activities with those of the RISE and MARC-U*STAR and other diversity programs at UTSA to enhance student research training.
Currently the SCORE program sponsors 12 NIH-supported research projects in Biology (5 projects), Biomedical Engineering (1 project), Chemistry (1 project), Electrical Engineering (1 project), Physics (2 projects), and Mechanical Engineering (2 projects).
The SCORE office remains open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday), except on university holidays.
Expected final date for any new SCORE submission to NIH will be