Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
April 2, 2015
College Forum Series Continues This April and May
Continuing the practice started last year, Provost Schovanec, CFO Sloan, and VPR Duncan will again conduct a series of college forums. We will discuss Texas Tech’s progress toward achieving our strategic goals and provide an update on the university and college budgets. Read more >>

Faculty Development Proposal Workshop
The OVPR will host a 3-day event with topics and activities to help faculty develop more competitive federal grant proposals. Read more >>
Reporting Safety Concerns Made Easier: Introducing the S.C.A.N. System
A new system makes it easier to report safety concerns or close calls on campus. Read more >>

Faculty, Students Recognized for Excellence by TTU Parents Association
The Texas Tech University Parents Association honored students and faculty with rewards for their initiatives to make Texas Tech an outstanding institution. Read more >>

Research Development Team

If at First You Don't Succeed...
...try, try again. Why not revise and resubmit when your proposal is rejected? Doing so can mean much higher chances of success. Read more >>

Responsible Research

Tools for Responsible Research
In the face of reproducibility issues plaguing research, the NIH helps to provide resources for avoiding these potential problems. Read more >>

Research Commercialization

TEXAS New Ventures Competition
Have a concept for a technology or science-based independent venture? The TEXAS New Ventures Competition is looking for Texas-based companies to bring new technology to the marketplace. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

IACUC Semiannual Inspections
  • April 9-10
    TIEHH and TTEC: April 9 (Morning)
    New Deal Farm/Erskine Quail and Deer: April 9 (Afternoon)
    All On-Campus Facilities: April 10 (Morning)
    The IACUC will conduct its semiannual inspection on April 9-10, 2015, which will entail an evaluation of the entire program and an inspection of all facilities that animal activity occurs at the university. This report is required by the Federal Animal Welfare Act and by the Texas Tech University Animal Welfare Assurance of Compliance with the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
    For more information, please email Karin Fritz, IACUC Coordinator, or phone (806) 834-6183.
SBIR/STTR Mini Retreat
  • April 14
    11:45 - boxed lunch available
    Noon - 1 p.m. - Webinar
    1-2 p.m. - panel discussion and question and answer session
    TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building, Room 100
    The program will introduce faculty to SBIR/STTR possibilities and strategies and to showcase university and community resources available to assist you. For more information >>
    For more information about SBIR/STTR programs, contact Susan Back, director of the SBIR/STTR Resource Center.
SBIR/STTR Webinars for April
  • A,B,Cs of SBIR/STTR Funding
    April 16
    Noon - 2:00 p.m.
    Administration Building, Room 333B
  • Commercialization Planning for NSF
    April 22
    Noon - 2:00 p.m.
    Administration Building, Room 333B
  • Policies and Procedures for SBIR/STTR Awardees
    April 23
    Noon - 2:00 p.m.
    Administration Building, Room 333B
  • During these webinars, drinks and snacks will be served. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Faculty Honors Convocation
  • April 28
    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Student Union Building, Ballroom Part B
Careers in Drug Discovery
  • May 11
    2 p.m.
    TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building, Room 220
    Terry Kenakin, professor of pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, will present the session. The course is taught from the perspective of industrial drug discovery. Kenakin has worked in drug industry for 32 years. For more information >>
SBIR Event: Meet with the National Cancer Institute
  • May 19
    10 a.m.
    The session, sponsored by JLabs, the Johnson and Johnson accelerator, provides an update on funding opportunities available to small businesses as well as tips on strengthening your SBIR application. There also will be information on NCI's other initiatives including the NCI SBIR Bridge Award, the NCI SBIR Investor Forum, and I-Corps™ at NIH. Participating Representative: Dr. Xing-Jian Lou, program director, Small Business Innovation Research Development Center, National Cancer Institute. APPLICATION DEADLINE for one-on-one meetings is April 19. Register here >>
Save the Date: NSF Day at Texas Tech
  • May 20
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    NSF Days provide insight and instruction on how to compete for and secure NSF funding for science, engineering and education research. This day-long workshop will provide background on the NSF, its mission, priorities, and budget. Representatives from NSF will give an overview on proposal writing, NSF's merit review process, and programs that fall within our seven scientific and engineering directorates, as well as funding opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries. Additionally, NSF representatives will be on hand in breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees about potential research proposals. For more information and to register >>

Funding & Award Opportunities

Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines
Please see the Faculty Targeted Awards Web page for upcoming award deadlines.

Limited Submissions
  • Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium (U19)
    TTU Internal Deadline: April 6
  • Surveillance of Congenital Heart Defects Across the Lifespan
    TTU Internal Deadline: April 6
  • Availability of Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants (Admin Supp)
    TTU Internal Deadline: April 6
  • Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in Egypt
    TTU Internal Deadline: April 7
  • Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs
    TTU Internal Deadline: April 9
  • FY 2015 U.S. Building Study Abroad Capacity at U.S. Higher Education Institutions MOOC
    TTU Internal Deadline: April 13
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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