Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
March 10, 2014

Faculty Receive Tenure and Promotion
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents has approved tenure and promotion for a number of faculty members. Read more >>

Texas Tech Receives High Marks in USDA Inspection
No issues found in surprise inspection of animal care and use areas. Read more >>
Economic Engagement Forum Set April 18
Results of internal and external economic engagement surveys will be discussed.
Read more >>

Two New Horn Professors Named
Horn Professorship is the highest honor the university can bestow on a faculty member. Read more >>

Faculty Development Leaves Approved
Faculty members receive approval for leave for scholarly and professional development. Read more >>

Emeritus Appointments Announced
Appointments honor exceptional service to the university. Read more >>

Texas Tech Wins Campus of Integrity Award
The award was presented in February by the International Center for Academic Integrity.
Read more >>

RCR/Research Integrity

How to Submit Changes to an Approved IRB Protocol
HRPP offers help when you need to request changes to an approved Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol. Read more >>

Intellectual Property: A Whole Lot More Than Copyrights and Patents
A discussion of intellectual property and plagiarism. Read more >>

RCR Conference History and Growth
As the Responsible Conduct of Research Conference enters its fourth year, we look back at its history and how it's grown. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Emergency Preparedness
An emergency can occur at any place or at any time. EH&S provides some food for thought about planning ahead. Read more >>

EH&S Creates New Brochure for Maintenance and Contract Workers
The brochure covers safety information in Texas Tech laboratories, studios and shops. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Fracturing Impacts and Technologies (FIT) Conference
Focusing on technological developments, air and water issues, federal and state regulations, public education and engagement, and other topics related to hydraulic fracturing. Read more >>

IACUC Semiannual Inspection
  • April 3, morning - TIEHH, TTEC, Erskine Quail
    April 3, afternoon - New Deal farm
    April 4, morning - on-campus facilities
For more information, contact Karin Fritz, IACUC coordinator.

USDA Required: Emergency Preparedness Training
This training is required by the USDA for all PIs and personnel that oversee animal facilities to prepare if an emergency/disaster event should ever occur at an animal facility.
  • April 2
    2 – 4 p.m.
    Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120
Undergraduate Research Conference
  • April 15-17
    Various locations
For more information >>

Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
  • April 8
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
For more information >>

Budget Basics
  • April 3
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library.
  • May 9
    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.
  • March 28
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • April 10
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • April 25
    10 a.m. to noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • May 8
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • May 23
    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
  • March 14
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
Register here >>
Registration is required as seating is limited.

Funding & Award Opportunities

NRUF Faculty Awards
Several NRUF faculty awards and scholarships have upcoming deadlines:
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
    Deadline: Various beginning in 2014
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    NIGMS Merit Awards
    Deadline: May 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.

Limited Submissions
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.

Funding Opportunities: A listing of external and internal funding opportunities is available on the OVPR's Funding Resources website.


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