Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
May 8, 2014

Post Award Functions to be Consolidated in SPAR
The change is intended to improve efficiency, more clearly delineate responsibilities in post-award, make the process more efficient, and avoid future confusion and misunderstandings. Read more >>

Faculty Honored at Convocation
Dozens of faculty members were honored for their teaching and research excellence at the 2014 Faculty Convocation. See the winners >>
New F&A Rate Set
The university has negotiated a new Facilities and Administrative Cost Rate Agreement.
Read more >>

New Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences Announced
W. Brent Lindquist begins his new role at Texas Tech July 15. He is currently the deputy provost at Stony Brook University. Read more about Dr. Lindquist >>

New Appointments in the Office of the Vice President for Research
Robert Duncan, vice president for research has announced four new appointments.
  • Jennifer Horn has been named Translational Research and Entrepreneurialism director. She will be instrumental in establishing programs that support the expansion of a knowledge-based economy based upon Texas Tech’s research capabilities. Read more >>
  • Guy Loneragan and Patricia DeLucia have been named faculty fellows. Read more >>
  • Carrie Romo has been named senior proposal development administrator with the Research Development Team. Read more ¬†>>
OVPR Annual Report Available
The Office of the Vice President for Research has published its 2013 Annual Report. The report details various research metrics and highlights accomplishments in the office during 2013. See the report >>

Texas Tech Moves Forward with Innovation and Economic Prosperity Designation
The university is in the final stages of compiling its application for the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Designation from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Read more >>

New Writing Fellows Program Wants You
Writing Fellows Program, designed to improve student writing, is recruiting undergraduate students and faculty. Read more >>

Reducing Investigators' Administrative Workload for Federally Funded Research
A Task Force on Administrative Burdens submitted their report to the National Science Board. View report here >>

NIH Has Removed its Prohibition Against Resubmitting an Unsuccessful Application
Effective immediately, the NIH and AHRQ will accept a new (A0) application following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application. Read more  >>

CPRIT Online Grants Management System Updates
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CIPRIT) makes significant changes to the online grants management system to enhance the functionality and usability of the system. Read more >>

RCR/Research Integrity

Financial Conflict of Interest and Perception
The problem of perception when it comes to financial conflict of interest. Read more >>

Confession and Enlightenment of a Reluctant Student of Statistics
Ideas on how to manage data and how to determine which statistical tools are appropriate for different research designs. Read more >>

Responsible Research Web Redesign
The new website includes announcements and links to responsible research areas such as RCR, human research, financial disclosure, animal care services, training opportunities and safety. View site here >>

Upcoming Events

Budget Basics
  • 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.

Fracturing Impacts and Technologies Conference (FIT) Now Accepting Abstracts
The conference will be held September 4-5, 2014 at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock. The goal of the conference is to foster an open inter-disciplinary dialogue on hydraulic fracturing operations. An Abstract of 300 words or less must be submitted by May 23, 2014 to fit@awma.org. For the full call for abstracts click here >>

Unconventional Production Technologies and Environmental Consortium (UpTec) Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to aid faculty in identifying and accessing research funding for hydraulic fracturing-related technologies.
  • May 16
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building, Room 110
    RSVP by May 9 to rdt.vpr@ttu.edu

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.
  • 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.

Funding & Award Opportunities

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.


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