Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
Dec. 4, 2014

First Faculty Ombudsperson Named
Jean Pearson Scott will begin her appointment effective January 1, 2015 and serve as an impartial facilitator between faculty and their supervisors, students or staff. Read more >>

New Associate Vice President for Research Named
Patricia R. DeLucia will focus on faculty awards and research development opportunities. Read more >>
Federal Agencies Increase Research Spending in 2014
The 2.4% increase in spending only partially offsets successive declines experienced in previous years. Read more >>

NIH Submission Updates
New information about biosketch requirements, commons IDs and the resubmission policy.
Read more >>


Responsible Research

Tools for Reproducible Research
Associate Vice President for Research Alice Young provides links to tools and resources that may be useful for all researchers. Read more >>

The Value of Graduate Students In Mentoring Undergraduate Assistants
Fostering mentoring relationships can be a good investment for students and professors. Read more >>

Research Development Team

More Than Money
Writing grants can be a valuable experience even if there is no funding awarded. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Budget Basics for Research Proposal Preparation
  • Dec. 5
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library

    To register, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/ and click on the “SumTotal” link under the header “Shortcuts.” Insert your eraider username and password, then search for the session you are interested in attending, and register.
The Cayuse Research Suite is intended for proposal routing, preparation and submission.
  • Dec. 10
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library

    To register, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/ and click on the “SumTotal” link under the header “Shortcuts.” Insert your eraider username and password, then search for the session you are interested in attending, and register.


A series of video training modules designed to introduce you to the Cayuse 424 Research Suite are available.

Funding & Award Opportunities

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

ORISE/Homeland Security Limited Submissions
  • Travel Grants Program
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 12
  • National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
    TTU Internal Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Materials Innovation Platforms
    TTU Internal Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Research Program (Science/Engineering and Medical Research)
    TTU Internal Deadline: Dec. 17
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.