Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
August 7, 2014

Container Labeling Safety Information
A recent safety incident at Texas Tech serves as a reminder to follow important directives when labeling containers. Read more >>

New Student Entrepreneurship Group Sets Kick-Off
Texas Tech Innovation Mentorship and Entrepreneurship (TTIME) is a new student organization designed to create a culture of entrepreneurship across the campus.
Read more >>
Texas Tech Embraces National Academies Report on Laboratory Safety
Texas Tech administrators cite ongoing work to strengthen and improve safety culture at the university. Read more >>

New Software To Help Researchers Now Available at Texas Tech
The TTU IT Division, working in partnership with the Vice President for Research is piloting a new survey and research tool now available to faculty. Read more >>

Responsible Research

Changes to Conflict of Interests Operating Policy
The changes were requested in order to streamline and clarify annual financial interest disclosure requirements for some investigators. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Institutional Animal Care and Use Generic Training
All current and future animal handlers are required to attend at least one training session. This training is only offered once in the fall and once in the spring.
  • Friday, September 5
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Agricultural Education and Communications Building, Room 102
    Contact Karin Fritz for more information.

Fracturing Impacts and Technologies Conference Approaching
Registration is now open for the Fracturing Impacts and Technologies (FIT) Conference to be held on September 4th & 5th at the Overton Hotel. Students attend free and are encouraged to submit an abstract for the poster presentations. Winning posters will receive a cash prize.  

The conference provides an excellent opportunity to present and discuss current innovations and applications for reducing the environmental footprint of fracturing operations. The conference plenary will also feature distinguished speakers from federal and state agencies, as well as industry leaders and academic researchers who will discuss impending policies and technological breakthroughs. Concurrent sessions will also discuss potential economic benefits, environmental risks and legal considerations for land owners.

Register for the conference here.

SBIR and STTR Proposal Webinars
A series of free webinars are available to faculty and staff considering submitting an SBIR or STTR proposal. Read more >>

Funding & Award Opportunities

Newly Created Scholarship Catalyst Program Deadlines
  • Deadline: Sept. 15, 2014
  • Complete details on the program are available here >>
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Call for Proposals
Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via the web-based proposal system until 11:59 a.m. (NOON) EASTERN TIME, Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Proposals will be reviewed for feasibility, safety, and potential for high-impact science. Users for approved projects must complete access and training requirements prior to beginning experiments. Specific information about this call and about each of the instruments available during this experimental period is included on the ORNL Neutron Sciences web site at http://neutrons.ornl.gov/. To learn more about submitting a proposal for beam time, go to http://neutrons.ornl.gov/users/proposals.shtml or directly to the proposal system at www.ornl.gov/sci/iums/ipts/. Previously submitted proposals may be used as the basis for new proposals.

Award Deadlines

Limited Submissions
  • Resilience for Extreme Scale Supercomputing Systems
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: August 11, 2014
  • Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: August 11, 2014
  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: August 11, 2014
  • Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: August 11, 2014
  • NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, Planning Awards
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: August 14, 2014
  • Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (U01)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: August 14, 2014
  • Hazmat Training at DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex (UH4)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: August 18, 2014
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: Sept. 2, 2014
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.


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