Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
March 6, 2015

Selected 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 >>

New System Automates Safety Training Records for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students
The new system will eliminate the need to request record updates from Environmental Health and Safety. Read more >>
Texas Tech Receives High Marks in USDA Inspection
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) each year makes an unannounced visit to Texas Tech to examine our animal care and use programs. Read more >>

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

Board of Regents Grant Tenure to Two New Faculty Members
The two are new faculty members who received tenure contemporaneously with their appointments. 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 >>

Animal Specific Training Courses Available
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) now has training modules available for individuals that work with animals. Read more >>

Open Access Pilot Initiative
The OVPR announces a pilot initiative to encourage dissemination of scholarly work in Open Access journals. Read more >>

Study Abroad Program Development Initiative
The Office of International Affairs has instituted a Study Abroad Program Development initiative to provide up to $2,000 to eligible faculty to develop new faculty-led programs. Read more >>

International Research Database
The International Research and Development Division of the Office of International Affairs has designed a database to compile and showcase international research and development activities. Read more >>

Research Development Team

Demonstrate Significance
Successful proposals stand out from the crowd. How can you make yours stand out? Know exactly why you aim to do what you do? Read more >>

Research Commercialization

Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Research
For those looking to commercialize innovation, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants are important options to consider. Read more >>

Environmental Health and Safety

Lessons Learned
New Lessons Learned reports from recent laboratory incidents are now available. Read more >>

Responsible Research

Negative Results: The Data are the Data
Thoughts about what to do when your results are negative. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: NSF Day at Texas Tech
  • May 20
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    For more information and to register >>
    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.
March Faculty Research Club
  • March 27
    4 p.m.
    Experimental Sciences Building, room 120
    Wine and other refreshments will be provided.
    Sponsored by the Department of Political Science
    For more information >>
OVPR Discussion Series
  • April 2
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Experimental Sciences Building, room 120
    The April topic will be how Environmental Health and Safety can assist you.
    For more information >>
5th Annual Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
  • April 14-15
    McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
    “Expanding the Dialog” will address a broad disciplinary audience. Interactive sessions with active audience participation and presentations led by top professional researchers in their discipline. Conference sessions will address Responsible Conduct of Research, Research Ethics, Academic Integrity, and/or Ethical Conduct of Researchers across disciplines.
    Conference Registration Link >>
SBIR/STTR Webinar
  • Webinar: Editing and Formatting a Small Business Innovation Research/Small business Technology Transfer Research Proposal
    March 11
    noon - 1 p.m.
    Texas Tech Administration Building, Room 244
    Bring your own lunch. Drinks will be provided
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 at susan.back@ttu.edu.

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 >>
President and CEO of Susan G. Koman to Speak at Texas Tech
  • Judith Salerno, president of Susan G. Komen to Speak
    April 1
    noon - 1 p.m.
    International Cultural Center, Hall of Nations (601 Indiana Ave.)
    Bring your own lunch. Tea, water, cooking provided.
    Dr. Solerno will speak about the significant roles of foundations, such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, play to advance women's health care and the various community partnerships that enable the implementation of such translational research to life saving cures.

Funding & Award Opportunities

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

Limited Submissions
  • Strengthening and Improving the HIV Care Continuum with Ryan While HIV/AIDS Program Part A Jurisdictions
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 12
  • Research Training Awards RFA - CPRIT
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 12
  • Achieving and Discovering Data and Metadata Generated through Projects Funding by the NSF Arctic Sciences Section
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 12
  • Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement - NIH
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 23
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Cooperative Multi-center Neonatal Research Network
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 23
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal Fetal medicine Units
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 23
  • NIAMS Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Centers
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 25
  • NIAMS Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine and Resource-based Centers
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 25
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 1 Solicitation
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 31
  • Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Phase 1 Solicitation
    TTU Internal Deadline: March 31
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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