LSOM Grant Development Program

The LSOM Office for Research Grant Development Program is now in session. The program runs from August – November 2023.

The LSOM Grant Development Program enhances the grantsmanship skills of early and mid-career clinical and tenure-track basic science faculty. It features a hybrid design to encourage involvement with clinical and basic science colleagues. Participants will attend virtual lectures, submit grant subsection (i.e. specific aims, significance, etc) drafts for personalized feedback, and complete the program with a proposal suitable for submission to an extramural funding agency. 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 Grant Development Synopsis and Timeline

Application available via REDCap


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