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Scholarly Messenger
November 7, 2013

Federal Agencies Resume Operations: Potential Impacts Remain for Texas Tech University
Due to the federal government shutdown from Oct. 1-16, several agencies have extended deadlines. List of agency updates >>

Texas Tech Names New Vice President for Research
Robert V. Duncan will work to enhance Texas Tech's research profile beginning Jan. 1. Read more >>
New Vice President for Research at TTU Health Sciences Center
P. Michael Conn will assume the role on Dec. 1. Read more >>

Office of the Provost Launches Prospective Faculty Site
The site introduces visitors to Texas Tech and Lubbock, offering information about shopping, dining, entertainment, sports and recreation, and much more. Visit the site >>

Safety@TTU: Ergonomics in the Office

Could your office environment be bad for your health? Texas Tech EH&S personnel can conduct a complementary ergonomic assessment of your work area today. Learn more >>

NIH Announces Revised Grants Policy Statement
This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after Oct. 1. For more information >>

PubMed Adds Comments Section
PubMed allows registered researchers who have published an article listed in PubMed to comment on any PubMed abstracts. See more >>

Does your Manuscript/Thesis Contain Everything Editors and Reviewers Want?
Journals and professional associations often provide detailed guidance about what they look for. See resources >>

RCR/Research Integrity

Procrastination: Tips from A Recovering Procrastinator
While procrastination may be prevalent in academic environments, there are ways to move you toward working on your looming demands. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Are You Using Your Fume Hood Correctly?
Working in a fume hood is the preferred way of working with any chemicals that produce toxic or hazardous vapors. Read more >>

Are There Carcinogens in Your Workplace?
Carcinogens are chemical, physical or biological agents that increase the risk of developing cancer. This resource provides guidance on the prevention and reduction of exposure to carcinogens in the workplace.

EH&S Safety Manager Receives Prestigious Certification

Matt Roe, environmental safety manager, in the Texas Tech Division of Environmental Health and Safety has obtained the Certified Industrial Hygiene (CHI) Certification from the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

2013 Texas Tech Research Carnival
The Texas Tech University Research Carnival is an opportunity for students to learn about undergraduate research in a new way. The carnival is Monday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. Learn more >>

Cayuse 424 Training
The Office of Research Services is now using Cayuse 424 for proposal submission. The Cayuse system will track our research proposal and award activity, provide for streamlined internal routing and approval of proposals, facilitate submission to sponsor systems, and store proposal and award documents. This training session will walk you through the proposal submission process using Cayuse 424. If you are unable to attend the face-to-face meeting, online training videos are available with your eRaider login.
  • Nov. 15, 2013
    General Overview
    9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
Register here >>
Registration is required as seating is limited. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend.

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.
  • Dec. 5, 2013
    1 - 3:30 p.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • 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:
  • 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.


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