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December 3, 2015

A New Year Brings Another Round of Faculty Proposal Development Modules
These modules correspond to the various stages of proposal development, which can be taken separately by faculty with different experience levels, or in sets to help guide faculty through the proposal process. The first module focuses on finding funding opportunities and resources which targets new faculty and investigators who are new to the proposal submission process. Learn more >>

An Evening with Innovators Featuring Lorraine Stipek
The Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Research host this evening of speakers who are pushing the boundaries of innovation. Lorraine Stipek from National Instruments will speak at the event. Ron Banister, Ben Baronia, Tim Dallas, Kelli Frias, and Harvinder Singh Gill will lead discussions on entrepreneurship and bio-innovation. Learn more >>

Apply Now to the Texas Tech University Transdisciplinary Research Academy
The aim of this program is to promote excellence in research that brings together methods, data, theory, and information from more than one discipline. The TRA provides seed funding to stimulate this type of research with the aim of building collaborative research. Read more >>

NIH Application Updates & Changes
The National Institute of Health is going through their routine transition to adapt to changes in policy and business practices. They've been working to streamline the process for next year's applications. Read the overview of changes >>

Give Feedback on Proposed Changes to 'Common Rule' Protecting Human Subjects
The Department of Health and Human Services wants to hear from researchers on a number of changes proposed for the Common Rule, which are a set of rules protecting human research subjects. Public comments close on December 7. Learn more >>

RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH


Retraction Watch as a Tool to Promote Responsible Conduct in Research
A website that tracks retractions in scientific journals could be an important tool for the responsible researcher. Read more >>

UPCOMING EVENTS


Learn About Driving Research From the National Advanced Driving Simulator's Chris Schwartz
Dec. 7
1 p.m.
Room 153, TLPDC
Learn more about the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) from one of the researchers behind it, University of Iowa's Chris W. Schwartz. The NADS is a system for use in driving-based research, both public and private. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Read more >>

An Evening with Innovators Featuring Lorraine Stipek
Dec. 7
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park
Lorraine Stipek, the senior director of Global Business and Operations National Instruments, will speak at this event. Light refreshments to be served. To RSVP, please email Janice Lytle.

Blackboard 9.1 Training: Basic Training (Worldwide eLearning)
Dec. 8
2 - 4 p.m.
Room 151, TLPDC
Jan. 12
2 - 4 p.m.
Room 151, TLPDC
These sessions are among a series of Fall 2015 training sessions offered by Worldwide eLearning. To register, click here >>

Blackboard 9.1 Training: Using the Data Management Tool (Worldwide eLearning)
Dec. 9
2 - 4 p.m.
Room 151, TLPDC
Dec. 16
3 - 4 p.m.
Room 151, TLPDC
These sessions are among a series of Fall 2015 training sessions offered by Worldwide eLearning. To register, click here >>

Interpreting Website Accessibility Checkers (Worldwide eLearning)
Dec. 15
3 - 4 p.m.
Room 152, TLPDC
These sessions are among a series of Fall 2015 training sessions offered by Worldwide eLearning. To register, click here >>

Blackboard 9.1 Training: Test Tool (Worldwide eLearning)
Jan. 27
Room 151, TLPDC
This session is among a series of Fall 2015 training sessions offered by Worldwide eLearning. To register, click here >>

2016 International Symposium: Social Media in Population and Community Health
Jan. 29
UT Conference Center, J.J. Pickle Research Campus (Austin, TX)
The 2016 International Symposium, "Defining a Roadmap for Implementation of Social Media in Population and Community Health Initiatives" will bring together public health professionals and con- tent experts to develop a better understanding of the current state of best practices for using social media in population and community health. The end goal of the symposium will be a white paper describing a comprehensive Roadmap for implementation and evaluation for the use of social media in population health initiatives. Learn more >>

Blackboard 9.1 Training: Assignment Dropbox (Worldwide eLearning)
Feb. 11
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Room 151, TLPDC
This session is among a series of Fall 2015 training sessions offered by Worldwide eLearning. To register, click here >>

FACULTY AWARDS


Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines

National Medal of Science
Apr. 27

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows
Apr. 28

AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program
Apr. 28

TAMEST: Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards
Apr. 30

National Medal of Technology and Innovation
June 2

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
June 3

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES


Apply Now for the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program
Submission Deadline: Dec. 15
Ph.D. students in qualified programs are encouraged to apply for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, a program offered by the Department of Energy's Office of Science. The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities at DOE national laboratories. Learn more about eligibility and benefits >>

Apply Now! NIH Presents Two New I-Corps Cohorts
The NCI SBIR Development Center is pleased to introduce two new opportunities to participate in I-Corps™ at NIH in 2016. The deadlines are:
December 10, 2015 (1st cohort)
March 21, 2016 (2nd cohort)
Following the success of the 2014 pilot cohort, NIH is offering this entrepreneurial training program across 13 Institute/Centers at the NIH and CDC to support NIH/CDC SBIR/STTR funded small businesses to accelerate the translation of innovations from the lab to clinical practice. For more information on the I-Corps at NIH program, click here. You can apply for the program here >>

Limited Submissions & Internal Deadlines

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Program
Dec. 15

W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program
Jan. 1

International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research
Jan. 12

Project Management Institute Sponsored Research Program
Jan. 19

Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program
Jan. 20

Diabetes Research Centers Core Grant
Feb. 23

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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