LSOM Early Career Grant Development Program

UPDATE FOR FY22: The LSOM Office for Research is recruiting for the Early Career Grant Development Program to begin in late-May 2022

The LSOM Early Career Grant Development Program is a four-month program designed to enhance the grantsmanship skills of junior clinical faculty with limited experience submitting grants and interested in pursuing extramurally funded research. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be expected to have a proposal suitable for submission to an extramural funding agency. Recruitment for the 2022 cohort has begun, for more information email


Program Facilitator: David Gius, MD, Ph.D.,

David Gius, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Research, leads the grant development program. He is an accomplished physician/scientist at UT Health San Antonio with a CPRIT Established Investigator Award and a UT STARS award, a principal investigator of three NIH-R01 grants, 22 of his mentees are faculty members, and 13 are NCI-funded investigators. His expertise is ideally situated to support the research grant development of basic and clinical faculty at UT Health San Antonio.

LSOM Early Career Grant Development Program RFA

Application available via REDCap


For questions about internal funding opportunities, please contact Chris Valdez, Ph.D., 210-567-0300 or