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Scholarly Messenger
August 1, 2012

ORS Begins Pre-Proposal Tracking
The trend toward pre-proposals by federal agencies results in a change in ORS database to track pre-proposal effort. Read more >>


New PHS Training Requirements
There are new training requirements for Public Health Service, which includes NIH and other research award components.
Read more >>
Data Management Plan Resource
DMPTool offers researchers templates and other tools to assist in developing data management plans for NSF and many other federal agencies. Read more >>

Ethics in Publishing
In this series of 1- to 2-minute vignettes, the Executive Publisher at Elsevier discusses issues and rules of thumb in publishing ethics, including figure manipulation, self-plagiarism and dual submissions.
See the videos >>

New Core Facilities Web Page
A new Web page has been created listing Core Facilities and Research Support Resources at Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. See the page >>

RCR & Research Integrity

Deciding Whether to Stay With a Lab or Mentor
Do you go or should you stay? Marianne Evola has some questions to ask when it's time to make that decision. Read more >>


Upcoming Events

Fulbright Academy Conference
The conference theme is Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Development. The conference is set for Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Cognos Reports for the Research Administrator
This session is part of the Office of Sponsored Programs Accounting and Reporting (SPAR) summer Lunch and Learn series. RSVP is required.
  • August 14, 2012
    noon to 1 p.m.
    Doak Hall, room 156


Funding & Award Opportunities

FY13 Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Notification of award decisions are expected Aug. 24. Read more >>

Neutron Scattering Science Call for Proposals: Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via the Web-based proposal system until noon eastern time, Wed., Sept. 5, 2012. This call is for experiments anticipated to run January through June 2013.

Proposals will be reviewed for feasibility, safety and potential for high-impact science. Users for approved projects must complete access and training requirements prior to beginning experiments. Specific information about this call and about each of the instruments available during this experimental period is included on the ORNL Neutron Sciences Web site at http://neutrons.ornl.gov/. To learn more about submitting a proposal for beam time, go to the proposal system at www.ornl.gov/sci/iums/ipts/.

Institute of Museum and Library Services is Accepting Applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program: The deadline is Sept. 24, 2012. Matching grants of up to $500,000 are available to government entities and nonprofit organizations, including libraries, academic institutions, and library associations, for projects to address the education and training needs of library professionals.
For more information >>

American Academy in Rome Invites Applications for Rome Prize. The deadline is Nov. 15, 2012. The Rome Prize, which includes housing and a stipend for fellowships of six or 11 months, is annually awarded to 30 emerging artists and scholars who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. For more information >>

Funding Opportunities: Browse various funding resources or search the Funding Opportunities Database at the Texas Tech funding resources website.