Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
Jan. 16, 2015

Call For Humanities Center Proposals
The newly constituted Humanities Center is inviting proposals for upcoming funding opportunities. Deadlines are quickly approaching. Read more >>

11 Faculty Members Chosen as 2015 Integrated Scholars
An Integrated Scholar is chosen because of significant accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research and service. Read more >>
Robert Duncan Promoted to Senior Vice President for Research
The university has realized a 12% increase in research expenditures under Duncan's leadership. Read more>>

Upcoming Faculty Research Club Meeting Designed to Stimulate Research Collaborations
All faculty at Texas Tech and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are welcome and encouraged to attend the January 30, 2015, meeting. Read more>>

OVPR Discussion Series Set for February 5
The February OVPR Discussion Series focuses on the Research Development Team and how that office can assist researchers. Read more>>

University Outreach Activities Survey
Are you involved in university outreach within the community? One of the six priorities in Texas Tech's Strategic Plan is to "further outreach and engagement". The Office of Planning and Assessment would like for you to take a brief survey to make sure Texas Tech is recognized for all our work in the community. Take survey >>

Responsible Research

Defining Responsible Conduct of Research
The umbrella of responsible conduct of research covers many areas. Contributing author Marianne Evola explores how this topic is much broader than it appears. Read more>>

Research Development Team

Good Problems
When writing research grants, you need a "good" problem. This can often help kick off a great research proposal. Read more>>

Upcoming Events

Applications Available for 3 Day Startup Event
  • March 6-8
    Student Union Building

    The 3 Day startup is an intense 72-hour experience geared to teaching students entrepreneurial skills. The program is free, but acceptance is based on a competitive application process. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 4.
    For more information on the 3 Day Startup and how to apply, go here>>
How to Get Funded by USAID
  • January 22
    Noon - 2 p.m.
    International Cultural Center, Room 105

    Join us as we host Mark Wentling, former USAID Program Manager and Country Director for Plan International in Burkina Faso, for discussion based upon his 40 years of first-hand experience in Africa. The meeting will focus on how to achieve success in the USAID grant process and how common mistakes can be avoided. Lunch will be provided to participants.

    Please RSVP to Reagan Ribordy or Gad Perry.
Writing and Designing NIH and NSF Proposals Workshop
  • January 26 - 27
    Houston Marriott Medical Center
    Workshop Fee: $375

    If Interested, please visit this website or call (866)-704-7268. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Funding & Award Opportunities

Upcoming SBIR/STRR Due Dates Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines
Please see the Faculty Targeted Awards Web page for upcoming award deadlines.

Social Science Research Project Awards Limited Submissions
  • Centers for Common Disease Genomics (UM1)
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 20
  • Centers for Mendelian Genomics (UM1)
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 20
  • Economic Studies of Immunization Policies and Practices
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 21
  • U.S. Platform to Measure Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 21
  • Visual and Performing Arts Programs Dept. of State U.S. Mission to Pakistan
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 21
  • Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 22
  • Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 27
  • Expanding Participation of People with Disabilities Program - 2014 Disability Funding
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 28
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.