Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
June 6, 2013

New Proposal Stimulus Program Announced
The university is making $100,000 available to faculty in all disciplines to enhance the quality of currently unfunded grant proposal applications made to extramural entities during the past 24 months. Deadline is July 12. Read more >>

CHP Assessment Deadlines Set
The Chemical Hygiene Plan assessment for all faculty, staff and students who work with chemicals and/or hazards is now available. Read more >>
Dow Unveils New Lab Safety Academy
The Dow Lab Safety Academy is meant to enhance and promote safety practices in academic research laboratories.
See the Website >>

NIH Announces Fiscal Policy
The National Institutes of Health have released their fiscal policy regarding grants for the remainder of 2013. Read more >>

NIH Announces Two New Electronic Application Requirements
The National Institutes of Health announces new form update for applications submitted for due dates on or after Sept. 25, 2013. Read more >>
NIH has also announced that multi-project applications will go electronic in September. Read more >>

NRSA Trainee Stipend Levels for FY 13 Set
NIH has set stipend levels for trainees on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSAs). Read more >>

AAMC, APA Issue Call for Educational Resources on Mental Health
The Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Psychological Association have announced a new partnership to expand a free online collection of mental health educational resources. Read how you can help >>

RCR & Research Integrity

Cultural Differences and Knowledge About Responsible Research Conduct
Some thoughts on recognizing that cultural differences can have a serious impact on research ethics. Read more >>

Serving on the IRB
One member of the Institutional Review Board talks about his experience on this important university committee. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Asbestos Assistance from EH&S
The Asbestos Section offers assistance for asbestos detection and removal. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Cayuse 424 Training
The Cayuse 424 Customer Support Team will host a series of 30-minute webinars in June. 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 Developing, Importing, Exporting and Managing Subcontracts in Cayuse 424 Detailed Budgeting in Cayuse 424

Funding & Award Opportunities

2014 CAHSS Call for Proposals
Proposals are now being accepted for the FY 2014 Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Deadline is June 23. Read more >>

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:
  • June 15
    Cottrell College Science Awards
  • July 1
    Pew Scholars in Biomedicine
  • 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:
  • June 10
    Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
  • July 1
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
    Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
    High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)
    Skin Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)
  • 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.

FY13 DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) The pre-appliation deadline is June 12, 2013. For more information >>

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.