Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
August 8, 2013

Hazard Communication Labels and Pictograms Changing
The hazard symbols that warn of specific dangers on chemicals and other materials are changing. The change also establishes a new format to safety data sheets. Read more >>

AAALAC Site Visit Results in Positive Review
Texas Tech excels during its three-year animal care and use site visit by the AAALAC in July. Read more >>
From the President: A New Era
President Duane Nellis begins a regular column in Scholarly Messenger. Read about the beginning of a new era at Texas Tech. Read more >>

Texas Tech Veterinarian Receives Prestigious Recognition
Tiffanie Brooks, attending veterinarian for Texas Tech, has received board certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Read more >>

New Graduate Minor in Cross-Cultural Studies
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is offering a new graduate minor in cross-cultural studies. Read more >>

NSF News on Sequestration and Fastlane Changes
The National Science Foundation has issued Important Notice 133A, an update to its Important Notice 133, which explained the impact of Sequestration on NSF for the remainder of the year. Read more >>
NSF also is making changes to how a researcher starts a proposal in FastLane. Read more >>

Academics and Research on Social Media
The Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice President for Research are using social media to improve communication. Read more >>
Safety@TTU Kicks Off in September
Month-long Safety@TTU awareness campaign to provide information, tips and reminders about safety on campus. Read more >>

New Peer Review Guide Available
The Voice of Young Science, a network of early career researchers, has released a new guide to peer review. Read more >>

NIH News on IDP Reporting and Revised PHS 398 Application Kits
The National Institutes of Health said in a July 23 notice that it will begin to encourage grantee institutions to report their use of individual development plans (IDPs) by October 2014. NIH further said that IDPs should be implemented for all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers supported by NIH. Read more >>

NIH has released revised PHS 398 applications kits, which will be needed for application with due dates after Sept. 25. Please note when you are retrieving opportunities in Cayuse for NIH submissions, in some instance you will get two options: one for the applications due after Sept. 25 and one for applications due before. Make sure to select the appropriate package. Read more >>

RCR/Research Integrity

Our Goals are the Same: The Culture of Cooperation Between the Research and the Compliance Divisions
The culture of compliance and research and why they should work together. Read more >>

NSF Expresses Concerns About Plagiarism, Biosketches and Statements of Collaboration and Support
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is publicizing its concerns that some investigators are including plagiarized text, inaccurate biographical information, and misleading letters of collaboration and support in proposals. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Identifying and Demonstrating the Value of Safety
Stop thinking of safety as just another matter that competes for attention, and recognize it as a core value of doing business. Read more >>

CHP Deadline Approaching
Faculty, staff and students who work with chemicals and other hazards in our laboratories, studios and other facilities have until Aug. 31 to take the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) online training. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Engagement Scholarship Consortium 2013 Conference
Texas Tech is hosing the 14th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium on Oct. 8-9. Registration is now underway. For more on the conference and registration >>

Cayuse 424 Training
The Cayuse 424 Customer Support Team will host a series of webinars in August. Click the links below to register. The webinars include a long distance number, but it is not necessary to dial in if you have speakers connected to your computer. You will be unable to talk with attendees during these presentations, so we encourage you to listen through your computer.

Getting Started With Cayuse 424
This 30 minute webinar covers the fundamentals of the Cayuse 424 software, including navigation, retrieving opportunities and starting a new proposal. Detailed Budgeting in Cayuse 424 (Updated)
This webinar will cover the five most frequently asked questions about budgeting in Cayuse 424. New and experienced users alike will find this information useful. Routing in Cayuse 424 (New)
Sixty-three percent of customers who use Cayuse 424 are currently utilizing the Routing tab in some manner. This webinar will discuss both basic and advanced functionality, as well as walking through the entire process Raider Research University
The Offices of Sponsored Programs Accounting and Reporting and Research Services are launching Raider Research University (RRU). The RRU certificate series will provide department administrators and support staff with the latest information, training and resources. More information will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you may e-mail the RRU committee at RRU@ttu.edu.

Funding & Award Opportunities

NRUF Faculty Awards & Scholarships
Several NRUF faculty awards and scholarships have upcoming deadlines:
  • Sept. 15
    Beckman Young Investigators Program
  • Sept. 16
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Sept. 19
    Guggenheim Fellow
  • Sept. 26
    Sloan Research Fellowship
    Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships
    Fredrick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
    ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships
    ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
  • Sept. 27
    Searle Scholars Program
  • Oct. 1
    National Humanities Center Fellowship 2012-2013
  • Oct. 15
    Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
    The American Law Institute
  • Oct. 23
    Melton/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
    Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Disseertation Fellowships in American Art
  • Nov. 1
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund Infectious Disease
  • Various
    Army Research Office Young Investigator (proposals may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2017)
    Woodrow Wilson Fellows
    Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships
    National Endowment for the Humanities
A number of 2014 NRUF faculty awards and scholarships deadlines have yet to be determined. More information on deadlines and applications can be found on the NRUF Faculty Awards & Scholarships Web page.

Limited Submissions
The following limited submissions have upcoming internal notice of intent deadlines:
  • Aug. 10
    NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program
  • Aug. 12
    ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
    Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)
  • Aug. 15
    ORAU Events Scholarship Program
  • Oct. 7
    Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
  • Oct. 21
    Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)(P20)
  • Jan. 10, 2014
    ORAU Events Scholarshp Program
  • First Come First Served
    ORAU Travel Grants Program
More information on these and other limited submissions can be found on the OVPR Limited Submissions Web page.

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.


Scholarly Messenger is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Provost