Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
February 7, 2014

Texas Tech Begins Economic Engagement Application Process
Texas Tech University is seeking the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University designation from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Read more >>

Accreditation Reaffirmation Update
The university is preparing documentation to submit to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Read more >>
Chemical Gateway System Coming in March
A new inventory and delivery method for chemicals ordered by campus units is set to begin. Read more >>

Is Your Laboratory or Studio Ready for the Unexpected?
Some tips on how to prepare for an emergency situation in your laboratory or studio. Read more >>

Federal Government Revises Administrative Requirements for Institutions Receiving Federal Awards
The most substantive revision of guidance related to the cost principles and administrative and audit requirements of federal awards was published in the Federal Register, Dec. 26, 2013.
Read more >>

NSF: Significant Changes to Grant Proposal Guide
The National Science Foundation recently published an updated Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. The new guidance contains significant changes and clarifications to the Grant Proposal Guide. The changes will be effective for proposals submitted on or after Feb. 24, 2014. Read more >>

NSF Publishes Letters on Sequestration Effects:
NIH Makes Changes in Continuous Submission Policy
The NIH makes changes to how unsolicited proposals are sent for review. Read more >>

NIH Posts Essay: “Ten Steps to a Winning R01 Application”
For your R01 application to succeed, it must meld a highly significant and innovative topic with iron-clad feasibility. Read more >>

RCR/Research Integrity

Daily Ethical Decision-Making
Is the typical way to teach ethical decision-making the best method? Marianne Evola offers some thoughts and suggestions. Read more >>

The IRB and You
Learn how Texas Tech’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) works with TTU researchers to make sure they are protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research. Read more >>

HRPP Post-Approval Reviews
The Human Research Protection Program will launch a new post approval review program during the spring 2014 semester. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Safety@TTU: Responding to Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Will you be prepared if sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes a co-worker, student or visitor? Read more >>

What is Growing on my Windowsill?
Molds can be found growing everywhere and are present within and on just about every material, including wood, paper, carpet and even food. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

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

Raider Research University
Raider Research University is structured as a certificate series and provides the latest information, training, and resources to research administrators and support staff involved in pre-award, post-award, and compliance aspects of research administration. Read more >>

Coffee Break Ethics Series: Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Plagiarism
  • Feb. 20, 2014
    9:30 - 10:34 a.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center
Read more on this and other TLPDC events on their website >>

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.
  • March 7, 2014
    10 a.m. - noon,
    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.

Cayuse and SP Training
Cayuse is entirely Web-based and provides for streamlined internal routing of proposals (paper routing is no longer accepted by ORS), ability for multiple users to view proposals simultaneously, approve routing sheets simultaneously, advanced validation of Grants.gov proposals based on sponsor rules, internal tracking of our research proposal and award activity, storing of proposal and award documents, and many more features. Registration is preferred as seating is limited.
  • Feb. 19, 2014
    10 a.m. - noon,
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • March 6, 2014
    10 a.m. - noon,
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • March 6, 2014
    10 a.m. - noon,
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • March 28, 2014
    10 a.m. - noon,
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
Registration is required as seating is limited. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend. Register here >>

A series of video training modules designed to introduce you to the Cayuse 424 Research Suite are available.

NSF FastLane
This workshop offers a hands-on experience in using the FastLane system for proposal submission to the National Science Foundation. The workshop is limited to 15 participants so advance registration is required.
  • March 14, 2014
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
Registration is required as seating is limited. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend.

For more training and outreach activities, visit the Office of Research Services website.

Funding & Award Opportunities

NRUF Faculty Awards & Scholarships
Several NRUF faculty awards and scholarships have upcoming deadlines:
  • American Academy of Nursing
    Fellowship Application
    Deadline: Feb. 12, 2014
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
    Deadline: Various beginning in 2014
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    NIGMS Merit Awards
    Deadline: May 2014
  • National Science Foundation
    National Medal of Science
    Deadline: March 2014
  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
    Woodrow Wilson Fellows
    Deadline: Various
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.

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