Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
July 9, 2013

Animal Care and Use Review Set for July
All research, teaching and demonstration activities at Texas Tech that are associated with animals will be reviewed and evaluated by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care-International July 22-24. Read more >>

Core Curriculum Update
University committees moving closer to finalizing new core curriculum for courses to coordinating board. Read more >>
Deadline Approaching for Proposal Stimulus Program
July 12 is the deadline for the $100,000 Proposal Stimulus Program. Read more >>
New NIH Forms Coming
NIH has announced FORMS-C changes for applications submitted after Sept. 24, 2013. Read more >>
Get more detailed information about NIH application packages, including where the form version appears on the applications, in Do I have the Right Electronic Forms for My Application?
More detailed information on NIH forms is available here.

Stronger Grant Writing
One way to write stronger grants is to get experience as a grant reviewer. Read the story in Science Careers >>
Read more on the NIH Early Career Reviewer Program >>

Peer Review Study
The Enhancing Peer Review Survey Results Report is now available. Read more >>

New SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Established
A new website has been set up to keep the small business research community abreast of SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act. See the website >>

RCR/Research Integrity

Data Ownership
Who owns the data? The answer to that question can be as difficult as it is simple. Read more >>

Data Manipulation
American Chemical Society journal Organic Letters announces new scrutiny of submitted research papers for data manipulation. Read the article and a related editorial.

Publishing Ethics
Springer Publishing offers an article on increased attention to publishing ethics. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Bedbugs are Back
Bedbugs are making a return. EH&S has information on how to detect the pests. Read more >>

Safety Tips
The National Safety Council has information on avoiding lead exposure and on cumulative trauma disorder.

Upcoming Events

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

New Proposal Stimulus Program Call for Proposals
Proposals are now being accepted for a new round of the internal Proposal Stimulus Program. Deadline is July 12, 2013. Read more >>

NRUF Faculty Awards & Scholarships
Several NRUF Faculty Awards and Scholarships have upcoming deadlines:
  • July 15 and Oct. 15
    The American Law Institute
  • July 22, 23, 24
    NSF CAREER Award
  • Aug. 1
    Core Fulbright Scholars Program
  • Sept. 19
    Guggenheim Fellows
  • Oct. 15
    Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
  • Nov. 1
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund Infectious Disease
  • Various
    Woodrow Wilson Fellows
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:
  • August 5
    Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridges to Doctorate (BD)
    Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
    Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) Alliances
    Advancing Digitation of Biodiversity Collections
  • August 12
    ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
    Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)
  • October 7
    Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
  • October 21
    Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)(P20)
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.