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August 6, 2015

Applications for the 2016 Kinetic Accelerator to Open August 24th
Kinetic is a technology transfer accelerator open to any student, faculty member, or entrepreneur who wishes to learn more about technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. The intensive four-month program concludes in Demo Day at the end of the spring semester. Learn more >>

Texas Tech Hosts National Conference on Energetic Materials and Additive Manufacturing
This interdisciplinary forum looks at the research and technology that could change the future of manufacturing. Learn more about conference registration and abstract submissions >>

Enhancing Reproducibility Through Rigor and Transparency
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (OER) plans to clarify and revise application instructions and review criteria to enhance reproducibility of research findings through increased scientific rigor and transparency. Read more >>

Come & Go Labs and Last Minute Blackboard Support
Get a jump on the fall semester by making an appointment with one of our instructional designers to get started on your online course today—or make plans to attend one of our Come & Go Labs. Read more >>


New Licensing Expert Joins Commercialization Staff
Cameron Smith joins the Office of Research Commercialization as a licensing associate. He is a licensed patent attorney and brings multiple years of intellectual property management and licensing skills to the office. Read more >>


Never Work Alone - Safety Hazards
Working alone in a laboratory carries a set of hazards on its own that many students fail to recognize. Read more >>


Why Are University Libraries Consulting on Data Management?
Data management is the key to efficiency in knowledge and research. Metadata can lead to more than just discovery; it can be used in the preservation and security of information. Read more >>


  • Come and Go Labs and Last Minute Blackboard Support
    Attend one of these labs or make an appointment by calling (806) 742-7227 or emailing elearning.id@ttu.edu.
    For more information >>
    • Come and Go Labs
      Aug. 13 & 20 (Thursdays)
      9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      Worldwide eLearning, Texas Tech Plaza (15th floor)
    • Last Minute Blackboard Support
      Aug. 21 & 24
      9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      TLPDC, Texas Tech Library
  • BSL2 Theoretical Class, Presented by UTMB Health
    Aug. 25
    8 a.m. - Noon
    The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), Reese Technology Center
    Learn about biosafety containment levels, emergency responses, and other related subjects. Seating is limited, and attendees must register. Read more >>
  • Biological Threat Research Laboratory (BTRL): A Texas Tech University Resource for Biological Safety Level 3 and/or Select Agent Biological Containment Research
    Sept. 1
    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    TTU Research Park Conference Room
    The intent of this symposium is to bring together research scientists within the TTU System (including TTU, TTUHSC, TTUHSC-El Paso, Angelo State University) that are or may be interested in expanding their respective research capabilities to include biological agents requiring BSL-3 containment or select agent program registered facilities. Learn more >>
  • National Conference on Energetic Materials and Additive Manufacturing
    Oct. 12 - 14
    Overton Hotel & Conference Center
    Senior Vice President for Research Dr. Robert V. Duncan will host this interdisciplinary conference for university and industry experts interested in energetic materials and additive manufacturing innovation. Academic and private sector partners will have opportunities to exchange information on a range of specialized topics relevant to cutting-edge research and new technologies, and discuss the latest developments emerging in their fields. For more info on registration, abstract submissions, and accommodations >>


Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines

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


The Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Device Innovation
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System is now accepting proposals for its "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition. Two top prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded to the winning presentations at our 3rd Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium on October 23, 2015. Proposals should address a significant, yet unmet need within the pediatric population with a device idea that lends itself to commercialization. Learn more >>

NEPDC Target Challenge: Monitoring Apnea in the Pediatric Population
The New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC), in partnership with the National Sleep Foundation and Graham's Foundation, invites Target Challenge grant proposals for improvements to existing technologies, or the development of new technologies, with clear potential for commercialization that can be used in-clinic or at home for the diagnosis or identification of apneic events in the pediatric population. Up to $60,000 in seed funding will be distributed, and each grant awardee will receive up to 200 hours of NEPDC in-kind service. Read more >>

VentureWell's E-Team Program Offering $25,000 Grant Program
Have an invention that could impact the world? If you're part of a university-based, student-led team developing an innovative technology that solves an important problem and want to move it into the market, the E-Team Program might be for you. Learn more >>

Limited Submissions

  • Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers Grant
    Internal Deadline: Aug. 11
  • Core Facilities Support Awards
    Internal Deadline: Aug. 12
  • High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards
    Internal Deadline: Aug. 12
  • Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure
    Internal Deadline: Aug. 24
  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
    Internal Deadline: Aug. 27
  • NSF Research Traineeship
    Internal Deadline: Sept. 1
  • Limited Competition for the Renewal of the National Cell Repository of Alzheimer's Disease
    Internal Deadline: Sept. 1

Please watch the Limited Submissions 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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