Texas Tech University
Scholarly Messenger
October 2, 2014

New EH&S Assistant Vice President
Matt Roe has been appointed assistant vice president for environmental health and safety.
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Targeted Faculty Award Nomination and Incentives Outlined
New incentives for targeted faculty awards have been announced. Read more >>
New Senior Research Associate Named
Patricia SolĂ­s joins Research Development Team to focus on major proposals in the social sciences.
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Data Management Planning at Texas Tech University
Library offers data management tools for researchers. Read more >>

NIH Makes Changes to Annual Reports Criteria
NIH mandates that Annual Progress Reports describe use of Individual Development Plans (IDP's) on all progress reports received on/after October 1st. Read more >>

NIH Reminders
NIH has issued several reminders for faculty with National Institutes of Health funding. Read more >>

2nd Annual TECHCELERATOR Program Now Accepting Applications
TECHCELERATOR program provides new ventures to move intellectual property to the marketplace. Read more >>

NSF I-Corps Information Session Set
This session will provide more information about the NSF commercialization program. Read more >>

3 Day Startup Now Accepting Applications
TTIME is sponsoring a workshop to teach student entrepreneurial skills. Read more >>

New E-mail Address for OVPR Grant Editors
The Research Development Team includes a cadre of editors knowledgeable in grant writing to assess the readability, clarity and organization of the proposal.  Contact granteditor.vpr@ttu.edu and include the following information: RFP, proposal narrative, deadline and award amount.

Responsible Research

Discussing the Issue of Sexual Assault During Field Research
Contributing editor Marianne Evola addresses this critical issue to raise student and faculty awareness to this safety concern. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Budget Basics for Research Proposal Preparation
  • Oct 3
    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.

Cayuse 424 and SP Training
The Cayuse Research Suite is intended for proposal routing, preparation and submission.
  • Oct 8
    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.

National Science Foundation FastLane Grant Proposal Submission Seminar
FastLane is the National Science Foundation's online proposal submission system through which potential and current researchers, reviewers and research administrators and their organizations conduct business with this sponsor. Participants will learn how to prepare proposals, assign proposal access to ORS and other users, review and edit their profiles and keep track of proposals submitted to NSF.
  • Oct 17
    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.

Faculty Research Club Meeting
  • Oct. 31
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Experimental Sciences Building, room 120
    RSVP to techvpr@ttu.edu if you plan to attend.

    The Faculty Research Club is designed to stimulate conversation among all faculty and post-doctoral scholars at Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to help develop research networks.
OVPR Discussion Series: TTU Research Park
  • Nov. 6
    noon-1 p.m.
    Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120

    The construction of the Texas Tech Research Park is a tangible example of how Texas Tech is growing as a top tier research university. Join us for the OVPR Discussion Series where representatives directly involved with the building and implementation of the research park will discuss details of the new facility and what is available to researchers. The format will consist of presentations by several speakers followed by an open discussion time. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Beverages and cookies will be provided. If you would like to attend, RSVP to vpr.communications@ttu.edu by Oct. 30.

Defense Energy Summit & Innovation Showcase
FBI Agent Speaks on Export Control Institutional Animal Care and Use Semi-annual Inspections
  • Oct. 9 - Morning - TIEHH, TTEC, Quail Facility, Deer Facility
    Oct. 9 - Afternoon - New Deal Farm
    Oct. 10 - Morning - On-Campus Facilities

Funding & Award Opportunities

Worldwide eLearning Grants to Support Distance and Online Program
  • Deadline: Nov. 1
  • Request for Proposals for the Development of New Distance/Online Programs with max award of $20,000 to develop new online or distance degree programs, certificates, minors, concentrations, or certification preparation programs.
  • Course Development Grants of up to $5,000 for course redesign/development as a blended, online, or regional site course.
  • Faculty/Staff/Graduate Travel Stipend Grants of up to $1,000 to support faculty, staff, or graduate student travel to attend or present at a national or international conference on distance/online education.
More information on each of the programs can be found by going to the eLearning website and clicking on Funding Opportunities. Applications for the RFP program and the course development grant are due on Nov. 1, 2014. The travel grant stipend is ongoing and interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as funds are limited.


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

Limited Submissions
  • NSF - Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
    TTU Internal Deadline: Oct. 7

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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