Texas Tech is in a period of rapid growth in its research enterprise. The Office of the Vice President for Research has been charged with leading the university’s efforts to increase and improve upon the already excellent research, scholarship and creative activity at the university. Strategic Priority 3 of Making it possible… 2010-2020 Strategic Plan directly relates to the function of the OVPR.
It is wise for new faculty at Texas Tech to spend some time talking with colleagues and your department chair to better understand research expectations in your department. It also is helpful to take advantage of the OVPR resources and activities that support faculty development, including the Early Investigators Proposal Development Workshop, and the Transdisciplinary Research Academy. All faculty are urged to attend the monthly Faculty Research Club which provides a social setting to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations, networking and promote informal discussions about research.
There are several areas in the OVPR that directly help researchers in obtaining and managing external funding.