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Scholarly Messenger
May 7, 2015
Two New Programs Help Researchers with Proposal Development and Submission
Applications are now open for two new programs to assist with the development and submission of external grant proposals. Read more >>

2015 Integrated Scholars Announced Provost Lawrence Schovanec announces the 2015 Integrated Scholars. See the complete list with profiles and video features. Read more >>
Outstanding Faculty Honored
Dozens of faculty members are honored for their outstanding teaching, research and scholarship at the 2015 Faculty Convocation. See the winners >>

Humanities Center Subvention Award Call for Applications
The Humanities Center invites applications for a subvention award of up to $1,000 to defray the cost of acquiring rights to copyrighted material or of acquiring images and/or rights to reproduce these in a forthcoming book or article. Read more >>

OVPR Annual Report Available
The Office of the Vice President for Research has published its 2014 Annual Report detailing the year's research metrics and research highlights. Read the report >>

Responsible Research

How Dr. Frankenstein's IRB Protocol Can Teach Responsible Research
Some thoughts on how the classic novel and other science fiction can teach valuable lessons about responsible research. Read more >>

Research Commercialization

Federal Funds Available for Research with Commercial Application
Listing of federal SBIR and STTR programs and deadlines. Read more >>

Environmental Health and Safety

Reporting Safety Concerns Made Easy
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety has established the new S.C.A.N. system to make it easier for you to report safety concerns or close calls on campus. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

NSF Day at Texas Tech
  • May 20
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Deadline to Register: May 12
    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 >>
Redefining Early Stage Investments Conference Call for Company Applications
  • Deadline: May 11
    JLABS and Life Science Nation (LSN) have partnered to bring early stage innovators to present at the next Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference on June 8 in Houston. RESI brings together over 150 active early stage investors for a one day partnering event at the Texas Medical Center. LSN is accepting applications from emerging companies developing therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, and unique service platforms to participate in the RESI Innovation Challenge. The 30 selected companies will have the opportunity to engage with investors in a full day exhibit format. For more information >>

Funding & Award Opportunities

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

Limited Submissions
  • Research Program (science, engineering and medical research that is distinctive and novel in its approach, questions the prevailing paradign, or has the potential to break open new territory in the field)
    TTU Internal Deadline: May 12
  • Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20)
    TTU Internal Deadline: May 12
  • NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)
    TTU Internal Deadline: May 13
  • Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (K12)
    TTU Internal Deadline: May 13
  • Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
    TTU Internal Deadline: May 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.

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