Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
June 5, 2014

Sponsored Projects Post Award Realignment
The post-award administration for sponsored projects has been consolidated to more effectively support the university’s vision to become a nationally-recognized public research university. Read more >>

OVPR Strategic Action Plan Update
The 2013 update to the Office of the Vice President of Research Strategic Action Plan is now available. See the report >>

NIH Announces New Round of Biographical Sketch Pilots
The new Biosketch format being piloted will extend the page limit from four to five pages and it will allow researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science along with the historical background that framed their research. Read more >>

Responsible Research

Time Nears to Submit Annual Financial Interest Disclosure
What exactly is an annual financial interest disclouser and why should you file? Read more >>

The Utility of Data Management Plans and Other Written Protocols
Some thoughts on why students should be involved in writing data management plans and other laboratory protocols. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Fracturing Impacts and Technologies Conference (FIT) Extends Abstract Deadline
The deadline to submit an abstract for the conference has been extended to June 9. The conference will be held Sept. 4-5, 2014 at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock. Abstracts of 300 words or less must be submitted to fit@awma.org. For the full call for abstracts click here >>.

The goal of the conference is to foster an open inter-disciplinary dialogue on hydraulic fracturing operations. The conference is sponsored by Air & Waste Management Association and Texas Tech. Texas State Senator Robert Duncan, the sole finalist for the Texas Tech University System chancellor's position, will speak at the conference.

SBIR and STTR Proposal Webinars
A series of free webinars are available to faculty and staff considering submitting an SBIR or STTR proposal. Read more >>

Funding & Award Opportunities

Award Deadlines Limited Submissions
  • Collections in Support of Biological Research
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 9, 2014
  • National Primate Research Centers (P51)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 13, 2014
  • Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 30, 2014
  • NEH Summer Stipend Program
    TTU Internal Pre-Proposal Deadline: Noon, Aug. 1, 2014
Please watch the Limited Submissions Web page for upcoming internal notice of intent deadlines:

Community of Science: Community of Science Pivot provides funding opportunities from federal sources as well as foundations.


Scholarly Messenger is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Provost.