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Scholarly Messenger
July 10, 2014

Texas Tech Receives APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity Designation
The designation from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities recognizes the university’s engagement in an array of economic development efforts. Read more >>

EH&S Candidates Scheduled for Campus Visits
Four finalists for the newly created assistant vice president for the Department of Environmental Health and Safety position will visit Texas Tech this month. See schedule >>
New Scholarship Catalyst Program Announced
The newly created Scholarship Catalyst Program provides funding for research in the arts and humanities and in the social sciences.
See more >>

New Table Helps Determine Who Should Take the CHP Assessment
Faculty, staff and students who work with chemicals and/or hazards in Texas Tech laboratories, studios, shops and other facilities should take the Chemical Hygiene Plan assessment. See more >>

Texas Tech Postdoctoral Scholars Asked to Complete Survey
The Graduate School and Office of the Vice President for Research would like to work with TTU postdoctoral scholars to enhance career development opportunities at Texas Tech. If you identify yourself as a postdoctoral scholar, please take a moment to complete a short survey by July 15.
Access survey here >>

Agreement Reached in UCLA Chemistry Professor Case
A UCLA chemistry professor reaches an agreement to defer prosecution in fatal laboratory fire.
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Responsible Research

Research Collaboration: How to Avoid the Pitfalls
Collaboration has become an essential part of research but it is important for all researchers working together to hammer out some agreements before beginning. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

No Excuses for Not Wearing Eye Protection In Lab
Eye protection can help prevent accidents that lead to serious injuries. OSHA standards for eye and face protection are available here >>

Upcoming Events

Fracturing Impacts and Technologies Conference (FIT) Poster Deadline
Please encourage your students to submit an abstract to present their posters at the Fracturing Impacts and Technologies (FIT) Conference to be held on Sept. 4th, 2014 at the Overton Hotel. Cash prizes for top posters! Suggested topics include: hydraulic fracturing technologies, water resources, water treatment and reuse, economic impacts of hydraulic fracturing, investing opportunities, environmental impacts-air, environmental impacts-water, health risks, transportation impacts, scenic impacts, federal regulations, public policy, community engagement, social license, media impacts, or other topics related to oil and gas operations. Students should send their abstracts and bios to rdt.vpr@ttu.edu by Aug. 1, 2014.

The goal of the conference is to foster an open inter-disciplinary dialogue on hydraulic fracturing operations.

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 >>
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Deadline Approaching
The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program is Aug. 1, 2014.

If you plan to apply, and later if you receive the award, it is imperative that you notify the Office of Research Services. Notification will allow the OVPR and Provost's Office to plan for the incentives associated with these awards. For further information about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, including eligibility is available here >>

Award Deadlines
Limited Submissions
  • Summer 2014 Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: July 21, 2014
  • Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: July 31, 2014
  • Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: July 31, 2014
  • Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25) and Bridges to to Doctorate Program (R25)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: July 31, 2014
  • NEH Summer Stipend Program
    TTU Internal Pre-Proposal Deadline: Noon, Aug. 1, 2014
  • National Eye Institute Center Core Grant for Vision Research (P30)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: Aug. 4, 2014
  • Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: Aug. 4, 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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