Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
April 8, 2013

Revised Chemical Hygiene Plan Now in Effect
The revised Texas Tech Chemical Hygiene Plan is now available on the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) website. Read more >>

Recipients of Internal Proposal Stimulus Program Announced
Nineteen faculty members representing disciplines across campus have received funding. Read more >>
NSF CISE Directorate Encourages Research for Veterans
CISE invites grantees to request supplemental funding for research experiences for veterans. Read more >>

PI’s–Fed Up with Administrative Paperwork?
Tell the feds about the ‘administrative burden’ [administrative hassles, make work, administrivia) associated with your grants. The National Science Board (NSB), which establishes policies for NSF, has established a Task Force on Administrative Burdens that is charged with examining faculty administrative workload as it relates to federally sponsored research. Deadline for comment is May 24. Read more >>

RCR & Research Integrity

The Use of Checklists for Lab and Data Management
How can checklists help prevent mistakes in research? Read more >>

Talk with Your Research Group about Authorship
Talking proactively about authorship expectations, can help faculty mentors and students better understand the practices and norms in their discipline, and resolve misunderstanding and potential disputes. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

EH&S Staff Members Receive Certifications
Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) personnel receive certification in hazardous materials management and occupational health safety. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Research Conference
The 2013 Undergraduate Research Conference will feature poster presentations, oral presentation sessions and a panel discussion of former students talking about their experiences as undergraduate researchers and the impact it had on their careers. For more information and to register >>
  • April 22-25
  • Texas Tech Student Union Building
Budget Basics
The Office of Research Services is conducting a Budget Basics workshop to help faculty and research staff. The session will cover types of budgets, personnel costs, fringe benefits, indirect costs, subcontract requirements, graduate student tuition and fee remission, cost sharing, budget justification and the ORS budget worksheet. Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged.
  • April 12
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • May 10
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
Register here >>
Registration is required as seating is limited. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend.

Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
  • April 22
  • The Museum of Texas Tech University
Stephanie J. Bird, noted expert on ethical issues in research practice, is the keynote speaker. For more information and to register >>

Faculty Academic Contributions Exhibit Call for Entries
The Faculty Academic Contributions Exhibit (FACE), sponsored by the University Libraries, honors the innovation, talents and accomplishments of faculty. The deadline for entries is May 27. The exhibit opens Oct. 2 in the Croslin Room in the Library. For more information >>

Faculty Proposal Development Program
The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a proposal development program for all faculty, but primarily aimed at junior faculty interested in learning more about writing proposals. The program requires a time commitment from the faculty member and support from the college and department.
  • May 3 - FPDP meeting
    1:30-3 p.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library

  • For more information, contact Charisse Moore at charisse.moore@ttu.edu

Funding & Award Opportunities

Limited Submissions
The following Limited Submissions all have April 22 Notice of Intent deadlines:
  • Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2014 (SBIR)
  • Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2014 (STTR)
  • Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1)
  • Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19)
  • Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation – Beckman Scholars Program
  • Molecular Atlas of Lung Development – Human Tissue Core (HTC) (U01)
  • Molecular Atlas of Lung Development – Research Center (RC) (U01)
  • Molecular Atlas of Lung Development – Data Coordinating Center (DCC) (U01)
More information on these and other limited submissions can be found on the OVPR Limited Submissions Web page.

National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2013 graduate, postdoctoral and senior research associateship programs. Application deadlines: May 1, Aug. 1 and Nov. 1. Read more >>

Community of Science: Community of Science Pivot provides funding opportunities from federal sources as well as foundations.

Funding Opportunities: A listing of external and internal funding opportunities is available on the OVPR's Funding Resources website.