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June 4, 2015

Chancellor and Presidents Develop New Initiative for Collaborative Research Across the University System
A new effort hopes to expand collaborative sponsored federal research across TTU, TTUHSC. and TTUHSC El Paso. Up to $50,000 can be awarded for projects involving faculty from at least two out of the three participating system institutions. Learn more >>

Cukrowicz Named New IRB Chair
Committee members have selected Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences as the new IRB chair. Check out the list of members and learn more about the IRB >>

FBI Tips for Traveling Overseas
TheFBI has compiled resources for professionals traveling abroad to protect your information as your movements and communications may be monitored by other countries. Read more >>

New Toolkit to Help Interdisciplinary Research
NIH has a new interactive website and toolkit designed to help researchers conduct and study team-based research. The Team Science Toolkit includes tools for building and mentoring interdisciplinary teams, strategies to identify and engage community partners, and suggestions about how to integrate interdisciplinary research into the tenure track offer letter. Read more >>

New Biosketch Format Required Effective May 25, 2015
Researchers applying for National Institutes of Health grants after May 25 must use the new biosketch format. Read more >>


Responsibility, Perception and Oversight and an Awesome 4-Wheeling Vacation
An off-roading trip unexpectedly turns into a teachable moment about research conduct, oversight and uninformed bias. Read more >>


What is Data Management?
Data management is a growing area of focus for faculty to consider as they prepare their grants and funding proposals. In order to have a well prepared funding proposal it is important to think of some core ideas of data management. Read more >>


  • Crowdsourcing Evidence, Augmentation, Thinking and Evaluation (CREATE) Program
    Proposers' Day Conference
    June 30
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Washington, DC Metro Area
    Hosted by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
    The purpose of the conference will be to provide introductory information on the CREATE program, which aims to improve analytic thinking by combining structured reasoning techniques with crowdsourcing. CREATE will develop and test methods to help dispersed groups of individuals identify and evaluate the structure and contents of arguments in relation to alternative hypotheses. Specifically, CREATE aims to develop (1) structured methods to elicit and aggregate the elements of an argument and (2) ways to crowdsource the use of these methods, so that many individuals can collectively develop and refine an argument. Those interested can register here at this site; deadline for registration is June 23rd.For more information, click here >>
  • SBIR/STTR Coffee/Webinars for June and July 2015
    Drinks and snacks will be served. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
    For further information, you may contact susan.back@ttu.edu.
    The schedule is:
    • ABCs of SBIR/STTR Funding
      June 9
      Noon - 1:30 p.m.
      Room 333B, TTU Administration Building
    • Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Grants
      June 10
      Noon - 1:30 p.m.
      Room 333B, TTU Administration Building
    • SBIR/STTR Step One: How to Get Registered
      July 15
      Noon - 1:30 p.m.
      Room 333A, TTU Administration Building


Know Someone Who Exceeds Expectations? Nominate Them for a National Award!
Nominations are now accepted for the Presidential Awards in Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentor Program. This is an honorary distinction for exceptional mentoring over a five year period. On July 1st, nominations will open for the National Academy of Inventors Fellows, which recognizes contributions made in the name of innovation.

Presentations from 2015 Annual ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions Now Available
The talks, which focused on Big Data Analytics, are available here.Texas Tech is a member of ORAU, a consortium of major Ph.D.-granting institutions whichcultivates collaborative partnerships that enhance the scientific research and education enterprise of our nation.See more about ORAU here >>

Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines

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


Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
ORAU is now accepting proposals for the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. Recent Ph.D. graduates or Ph.D. students who will soon complete their degrees are invited to collaborate with full-time faculty or staff members at a university or established scientists at an approved research facility who will serve as the Postdoc's local Research Advisor. In partnership with the Research Advisor, the Postdoc composes and submits a technical proposal that responds to one of the research opportunities identified here >>

Limited Submissions

  • Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 4
  • Mallinckrodt Foundation, Edward Jr. - Research Grants
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 4
  • Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 4
  • NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine (U54) Grant
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 10
  • Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 10
  • Building Population Health Research Capacity in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (U24)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 11
  • Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 11
  • Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
    TTU Notice of Intent Deadline: June 11

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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