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Scholarly Messenger
May 2, 2013

Revised Chemical Hygiene Plan Training Deadlines Set
The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) assessment quiz for all faculty, staff and students who work with chemicals and/or hazards in laboratories, studios, shops and other facilities is available. Read more >>

2014 CAHSS Call for Proposals Open
Proposals are now being accepted for the FY 2014 Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more >>
Sequestration Website
The OVPR has created a Web page to help the Texas Tech community stay current on information about how sequestration is affecting funding from federal agencies. See the page >>

Labor Redistribution Form Modifications
The Office of Sponsored Programs Accounting and Reporting has made minor modifications to the Labor Redistribution SPAR form. SPAR is asking that all Labor Redistributions involving sponsored funds be submitted using the new form. See the new form >>

UCLA Chemistry Professor Faces Trial in Fatal Laboratory Fire
A judge has ordered Professor Patrick G. Harran to stand trial on three felony counts of violating California state labor code. The case is a result of a 2008 fire in Harran's lab that killed a research assistant. Read more >>

The Future of Publishing
Nature has published a special section on the future of publishing. Read more >>

New Guidance About Writing a Strong Journal and Conference Abstracts
Researchers need to write abstracts that allow readers to identify relevant work when searching electronically and then to make a quick assessment of our papers’ methods, validity, and applicability. Recently published suggestions by two groups of medical researchers may be useful for experimental papers and literature reviews in other areas.
Read more on randomized control trial >>
Read more on systematic review >>

RCR & Research Integrity

Challenges to Data Management
There is no 'one-size-fits-all' way to address data management. A look at the challenges and some things to think about as you set up a system. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Hazardous Communication Online Training Now Available
All faculty and staff who work around chemicals or have the potential to be around chemicals must complete the updated training by December. Go to the training >>

Upcoming Events

Cayuse 424 Training
Learn how to find funding opportunities, create proposals, update your profile and electronically route your proposal.
  • May 7
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
    Registration is required as seating is limited.
    Register here >>
    Online Cayuse 424 training modules are available 24/7 on the ORS website.
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.
  • May 10
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
    Registration is required as seating is limited.
    Register here >>
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 >>

Funding & Award Opportunities

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 Notice of Intent deadlines:
  • May 6
    Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (P30)
    Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)
    Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award (G11)
  • May 10
    Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/URC)
  • June 10
    Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
  • July 1
    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)
More information on these and other limited submissions can be found on the OVPR Limited Submissions Web page.

Miscellaneous Funding Opportunities
Several external funding opportunities have upcoming deadlines:
  • Kendal Charitable Funds
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Young Service America-Application for Youth Ambassador Program
  • World We Want Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson
For more information, see the Miscellaneous Funding Opportunities Web page.

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 >>

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: 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.