Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
March 7, 2012
Expanded Scholarly Messenger
By Senior Vice President for Research Taylor Eighmy
The Office of the Vice President for Research today is launching a new e-newsletter to help keep the campus community informed about important information and initiatives in our office.
Many of you are familiar with Scholarly Messenger. Dr. Michael San Francisco created it in September 2010 to help keep faculty apprised of professional development and funding opportunities.
The new Scholarly Messenger expands to include:
  • information on laboratory safety
  • responsible conduct of research
  • initiatives from the Office of Research Services
  • faculty development information
  • training opportunities
The landscape around research, scholarship and creative activity at Texas Tech is changing rapidly. We hope that Scholarly Messenger will become a one-stop source of information for our faculty, staff and students about our research enterprise.
Scholarly Messenger should arrive in your inbox on or around the first Wednesday of each month. All faculty, staff and students are automatically subscribed to the newsletter.
We welcome your comments and questions. Please email us at vpr.communications@ttu.edu


New Resource to Help Researchers Secure Large Grants
By Sally Logue Post
The Office of the Vice President for Research has created a new resource to help faculty members win large research grants. The Research Development Team (RDT) is a three-person group working primarily with multi-disciplinary or multi-institutional teams applying for large awards. Read Full Story >>


RCR & Research Integrity

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Training – Why participate?
By Marianne Evola
As the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) works to grow a culture of responsible conduct of research (RCR), we’ve received questions from the Texas Tech community about why the OVPR monitors and promotes RCR training. With my first contribution to Scholarly Messenger I’d like to answer some of your questions about the goals of our RCR training program and the service we’d like to provide in response to federal requirements. Read Full Story >>


Upcoming Events

Budget Basics Seminar
Budget Basics seminar helps researchers learn how to begin the grant proposal budget process, what to include and how to simplify the process. Grants.gov Seminar
Grants.gov, the storefront that allows you to find and apply for federal grant opportunities, contains information on more than 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards. Nearly all proposals to the federal government are required to be submitted using Grants.gov.  Seminar participants will learn tips to insure submission success as well as the pitfalls to avoid using the Grants.gov system.
Lecture by Sigma Xi President-Elect
Dr. Kelly Sullivan, a Texas Tech Alumnus and Sigma Xi president-elect will speak on "Team Science: Working Together on a Grand Scale." Dr. Sullivan is director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Institutional Partnerships. The lecture is required for members of the Transdisciplinary Research Academy, but is open to all interested faculty, staff and students.
  • March 22, 2012
    11 a.m.-noon
    Room 153 TLPDC, Library
USAID Forum on Water Networks
Dr. John Wilson, deputy bureau chief environment-Asia and Middle East for the USAID will speak. The lecture is required for members of the Transdisciplinary Research Academy, but is open to all interested faculty, staff and students.
  • April 12-13, 2012
    9 a.m.
    Faculty Senate Room, Student Union Building
2nd Annual Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Kenneth Pimple, the director of the Teaching Research Ethics Programs at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University.
The conference is sponsored by the Texas Tech University Ethics Center; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the Museum of Texas Tech; the Graduate School; and the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center. Read More >>
  • April 16, 2012
    9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building
Undergraduate Research Conference 2012
Students from Texas Tech and other universities have the opportunity to attend sessions geared towards undergraduate research, present research in a paper or poster presentations format, and network with fellow researchers. 
The annual conference is hosted by the Texas Tech University Center for Undergraduate Research; the Texas Tech University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Program at the Center for the Integration of Science Education & Research; the Office of the Vice President for Research; and the Honors College. Read More >>
  • April 16-20, 2012
    Student Union Building


Funding Opportunities

Retirement Research Foundation: The Retirement Research Foundation, a private foundation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues, is currently accepting proposals for programs designed to improve quality of life for older Americans.
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TogetherGreen: The Retirement Research Foundation, a private foundation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues, is currently accepting proposals for programs designed to improve quality of life for older Americans. Read More >>

Heiser Program for Research in Leprosy: The Heiser Program for Research in Leprosy, a grant making initiative administered by the New York Community Trust, awards grants for basic laboratory research directed at a better understanding of leprosy and its bacterial agent. Read More >>

New NRUF Faculty Awards & Scholarships: Find opportunities across all disciplines to be recognized for your research, scholarship and creative activity. Read More >>

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