Federal Partnerships

Federal Partnerships

The Office of Research Partnerships and Strategy (RPS) builds strategic collaborative partnerships with both public and private local, state, national and international organizations. Dedicated to outreach and engagement, they build new and expanding existing partnerships between UTSA researchers and experts at federal agencies, national laboratories, corporations, and small businesses. The Federal Relations team is focused on expanding engagements with federal agencies and organizations.

They track the priorities of the federal agencies and existing and emerging funding mechanisms; they understand the general United States Government (USG) structure, key activities, and terms of reference that can help improve faculty interactions with these agencies while advocating for institutional priorities. They also facilitate federal engagements and external discussions on campus and in Washington, D.C.

Download our UTSA Internal Guide on Federal Engagements and Outreach (PDF)

Contact our Team

JoAnn Browning, Ph.D., P.E.

Interim Vice President

The Office of Research
Michelle Atchison, Ph.D.

Director of Federal Relations

Senior National Security Strategist