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Scholarly Messenger

November 6, 2014

Scholarship Catalyst Awards Announced
More than 30 winning proposals have been selected in the newly created Texas Tech Scholarship Catalyst Program. 2015 Award Recipients >>

NBC Learn Now Available for Texas Tech Campus
The university recently announced the acquisition that includes videos, documents and images from NBC News archives. Read more >>

New Library Dean Named
Bella Karr Gerlich currently serves as Dean of Libraries at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Read more >>

Provost Current Initiatives
The Provost has created a webpage to update the campus community on current initiatives of the office. Visit webpage >>

Data Management Planning at Texas Tech University
Data management tools for researchers. Read more >>

NSF Merit Review
The National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process fiscal year 2013 digest is now available to view online. View report here >>

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Releases New Report
Report urges sustained federal investments in research and offers recommendations on rejuvenating America's leadership in science, engineering and technology. Read more >>

Responsible Research

Discussing the Issue of Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Protocols Within the Human Research Protection Program
Contributing editor Marianne Evola addresses the issues of the meanings of exempt, expedited and full board protocols. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Reusing Waste Bottles
Important things to remember when using waste bottles. Read more>>

Upcoming Events

Faculty Research Club Meeting
  • Nov. 21
    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. For more information >>

OVPR Discussion Series: Research Publication Practices & Responsible Authorship
  • Dec. 4
    noon-1 p.m.
    Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120
Being aware of proper publication processes is important to the reputation of scholars engaged in research. Recently, questions have arisen regarding paying for works published, credibility of open access publishers, and the effects of government bounty for publication in specific journals. Join us for the OVPR Discussion Series on Research Publication Practices & Responsible Authorship to learn more about proper practices, and tips and tricks to make sure both you and your research are protected. 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 Dec. 1. For more information >>

NBC LEARN Information Sessions
  • 9 - 10 a.m. TTU Worldwide eLearning, IT and Student Support Services
    10:30-11:30 a.m. College of Arts and Sciences
    noon - 1 p.m. Lunch and learn, general audience
    2 -3 p.m. College of Education
    4 - 5 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences
    All sessions held in the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library.
Anyone may join any of the sessions, regardless of departmental or college affiliation.
For more information >>

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.

Research Orientation for New Faculty
  • Dec. 4
    9:30 a.m. - noon
    or
    1 - 3:30 p.m.
    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.

Limited Submissions
  • Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
    TTU Internal Deadline: Nov. 11
  • 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Event
    TTU Internal Deadline: Nov. 11
  • Promoting Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Central Asia
    TTU Internal Deadline: Nov. 11
  • NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
    TTU Internal Deadline: Nov. 12
  • NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
    TTU Internal Deadline: Nov. 12
  • Establishment of a University Partnerships with National College of Arts - Lahore (Film and Television Arts)
    TTU Internal Deadline: Nov. 19
  • Establishment of a University Partnerships with University of Punjab - Lahore, Institute of Communications Studies (ICS)
    TTU Internal Deadline: Nov. 19
  • Travel Grants Program
    TTU Internal Deadline: Jan. 12

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.