Texas Tech University

STEM CORE Research

What can STEM CORE do for me?

If you are interested in talking to someone from STEM CORE about any of these options, please email STEM CORE, and someone will be in contact with you. Please contact us at least 2 weeks before a proposal is due to give faculty and staff a sufficient time to facilitate requests. 

  1. Proposal or Broader Impacts Consultation
    • STEM CORE can provide consultation services to investigators. A consultant provides verbal assistance on a proposal based on his/her research expertise, connections to the professional networks and the community, as well as other resources. Example consultation services include providing general advice on the development of the proposal, guiding investigators to find relevant resources, and suggestions on dissemination tactics. STEM CORE can also provide guidance during proposal development by suggesting useful sections and language relevant to broader impacts of the proposed research. A consultant is not actively involved in the writing of the proposal or execution of the project, and work should consist of a 1-2 meeting commitment to discuss the proposal.
  2. Letters of Support or Letters of Collaboration
    • STEM CORE will provide letters of support or collaboration as a center. STEM CORE can contribute relevant resources or support specified in the grant proposal should the proposal be funded, however, depending on the type of resource or support provided, the proposal may need to include the appropriate budget allocated to such support.
  3. Faculty Network Connections
    • STEM CORE can help establish connections to faculty looking for additional faculty across campus to connect with, whom you may not know. Because of the diversity of faculty involved with STEM CORE, suggestions about appropriate people to work with across campus can be provided, and introductions can be made.
  4. Formal Collaboration
    • STEM CORE members can collaborate on a project as Co-PI or key personnel, depending on their level of involvement and contribution. A collaborator is actively involved in the project. The contribution to the proposal could be writing sections of the proposal, ensuring the successful execution of the project, facilitating outreach components, or finding dissemination opportunities.

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