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Scholarly Messenger
December 5, 2013

ORS Adds Cayuse SP Feature
The Office of Research Services is now using Cayuse SP along with Cayuse 424 for electronic proposal submissions. Read more >>

Annual Outreach and Engagement Inventory
New, more streamlined form gathers faculty and staff projects or professional activities with external partners. Read more >>
Texas Tech Receives Full Accreditation from AAALAC
University one of only two in Texas with full campus animal use and care accreditation.
Read more >>

New Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School Named
President Nellis announced that Mark Sheridan of North Dakota State University will assume those duties in March 2014. Read more >>

Safety@TTU
Everyone enjoys the coziness and aroma of a candle burning during the cold weather months. Be informed of the proper candle safety procedures for your home, office, or residence hall to stay safe. Read more in the Safety@TTU blog >>

RCR/Research Integrity

The Logic of Responsible Conduct of Research Training
A look at how the RCR office works and why RCR training is so important to students. Read more >>

Why I Recommend Serving on Research Responsibility Committees
How serving on a responsible research committee has changed one professor's outlook on his role in the university. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Home Emergency Kits
Every home should have an emergency supply kit located in an accessible storage area. As the new year approaches, now is the time to take stock of what is needed in your home. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Research Conference The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the Annual Undergraduate Research Conference is Feb. 16. Presentations can be submitted in poster, oral or visual and performing arts formats. Submissions from all academic disciplines are welcome. Read more >>

Budget Basics
Learn the basics of proposal budget preparation including how to begin the process, what to include and how to use the ORS budget template. Registration is preferred as seating is limited to 15 per session.
  • Dec. 12, 2013
    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.

Research Orientation for New Faculty
ORS conducts periodic orientations for new and not-so-new faculty regarding the research process at TTU. While attendance is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. Topics covered include: where to find funding information, internal opportunities, proposal development and processing, responsible conduct of research, internal deadlines for proposals, post-award administration and budget issues.
  • Jan. 9, 2014
    9:30 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • Jan. 9, 2013
    1 - 3:30 p.m.
    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.

Funding & Award Opportunities

NRUF Faculty Awards & Scholarships
Several NRUF faculty awards and scholarships have upcoming deadlines:
  • 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:
  • Dec. 6, 2013
    Partnership for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
  • Jan. 10, 2014
    ORAU Events Scholarship 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