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Scholarly Messenger
July 3, 2012

Texas Tech Receives Favorable Report from Chemical Safety Board
The status of the investigation into the 2010 incident at the Texas Tech University chemistry building that injured a graduate student has been changed to “Open-Acceptable Response” by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). Read more >>


New Tobacco-Free Policy for Facilities Housing CPRIT-Funded Projects
Texas Tech has amended its smoke and tobacco-free environment policy to meet new requirements from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
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Internal Water Summit Brings Together Faculty, Research Resources
A July water summit is Texas Tech's first step in developing a transdisciplinary Water, Energy, and Natural Resources Innovation and Research Cluster. Read more >>

New Training and Disclosure Requirements for NIH Grant Recipients
New NIH requirements affect faculty with current NIH funding and those planning on applying for funding. Read more >>

NIH Just In Time Changes
NIH has made changes to its Just in Time link within eRA Commons. Read more >>

NSF Plans Changes to Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures
NSF plans to release a new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide in October. Read more >>

Do You Need an IRB Review?
The Human Research Protection Program reminds you to check its website to determine if a research project needs an IRB review.

New Websites
The Office of the Vice President for Research launches cancer research database and national security-related websites. Read more >>

National Research Council Urges Action to Maintain Research Institutions
A news release from The National Academies says for future prosperity, the U.S. should strengthen efforts to maintain world-class research universities. Read more >>

RCR & Research Integrity

Choosing a Mentor or Research Group
Choosing the right mentor or research group is vital. Marianne Evola has some advice and questions to ask when choosing a new mentor or research group. Read more >>


Upcoming Events

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) discussion
This informational discussion is for those interested in submitting a NSF proposal to PIRE. Dr. Bill Hase will provide insight. Meetings of the full National Science Board are usually held five times a year. They are open to the public unless otherwise specified.
  • July 31, 2012
    9 a.m.
    Teaching Learning Professional Development Center, room 153
Let's Talk Cost Sharing
This session is part of the Office of Sponsored Programs Accounting and Reporting (SPAR) summer Lunch and Learn series. RSVP is required.
  • July 17, 2012
    noon to 1 p.m.
    Doak Hall, room 156
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: Proposals are now being accepted for the Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. About $600,000 is available to faculty in those areas. Applications are due by July 9, 2012. Read more >>

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study: The deadline for individual applications in humanities, social sciences and creative arts is Oct. 1, 2012. The deadline for individual applications in natural sciences and mathematics is Nov. 1. Read more >>

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