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October 1, 2015

Nominations Open for Integrated Scholars
The Office of the Provost has opened nominations for the 2016 Integrated Scholars. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding teaching, research, and service but are also able to combine these aspects in their role at Texas Tech. Learn more >>

Course Proposals for 2016-1017 Core Curriculum and Multicultural Requirement
Interestedin submitting a new course proposal for inclusion in the university's Core Curriculum and/or Multicultural area? Read More >>

New Programs and Changes to Existing Programs
Thinking about developing a new minor, concentration, certificate or degree program? Read More >>

Improve Your Grant Proposals with the Help of TTU Grant Editors
The Office of the Vice President for Research has Grant Editors on staff who can assist you in reviewing your grant proposals before submitting to the Office of Research Services and the funding agency. Learn more >>

Faculty Nominations for Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards (TAMEST)
Texas Tech University has developed a streamlined system for TTU faculty award nominations. One of the foremost awards, the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards, is now accepting nominees in the fields of medicine, engineering, science, and technology innovation. Read more >>

Fellowship Aims to Improve Diversity in Junior Faculty
The Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty is a program dedicated to removing racial disparities in core fields of arts and sciences. Read more >>

Call for Abstracts for 20th Annual Posters on the Hill
Help keep Congress informed on the importance of undergraduate research by submitting your abstract for a potential opportunity to present on Capitol Hill. Learn more >>


Best Practices versus the "Wild West Nature of Basic Science"
While people may love the legend of the "accidental discovery," there's dangers lying in the "Wild West" approach to scientific research. Read more >>


Perfectly Persuasive
To be competitive, proposals need not only be about innovative research but they should also be error-free and persuasive. Here are some things to consider.Learn more >>


How to Write the Data Management Plan
Helpful guidelines on creating an effectiveData Management Plan should include. Read More >>


  • Budget Basics Training
    Oct. 2
    10 a.m. - Noon
    Room 151, TLPDC
    Participants will learn how to begin the proposal budget process, what to include, what not to include, tips and shortcuts, and how to use the MS Excel ORS budget template. Seating is limited to 15 per session, so please RSVP early. Keep in mind that a minimum of 3 people is needed in order for the training to be conducted.If you have any questions, please contactLaura Bilbao. To register, click here (eRaider required) >>
  • Fulbright Scholar Program
    Oct. 3
    Texas Wesleyan University
    Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, Dom Caristi, will speak about his experience as a Fulbright Scholar to Greece at the Broadcast Education Association meeting. For more information >>
  • Teaching Well Online Series: Reinvent Yourself with YouTube and Google Apps
    Oct. 6
    Noon - 1 p.m.
    Room 151, TLPDC
    Part of the Fall 2015 eLearning Training Sessions. For a complete schedule >>

  • 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Online Course Content
    Oct. 8
    1 p.m.
    eLearning Conference Room, Texas Tech Plaza
    With recent lawsuits in higher education and updates to Section 508 on the horizon, it is more important than ever that online learning content be made accessible to students with disabilities. In this webinar, Janet Sylvia, Web Accessibility Group Leader and Web Accessibility Trainer, will provide you with 10 tips for making your online course material accessible. For more information >>
  • National Meeting on Energetic Materials and Additive Manufacturing
    Oct. 12 – 14
    TTU Innovation Hub and Research Park
    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 >>
  • Cayuse SP & 424 Training
    Oct. 14
    10 a.m. - Noon
    Room 151, TLPDC
    Texas Tech University has partnered with Evisions to bring you the Cayuse Research Suite for proposal routing, preparation and submission. It is entirely web-based and provides for streamlined, online internal routing of proposals, ability for multiple users to view proposals and routing sheets simultaneously, advanced validation of Grants.gov proposals based on sponsor rules, internal tracking of our research proposal and award activity, storing of proposal and award documents, and many more features. Seating is limited to 15 per session, so please RSVP early. Keep in mind that a minimum of 3 people is needed in order for the training to be conducted.If you have any questions, please contact Laura Bilbao.To register, click here (eRaider required) >>
  • How to Put Your Course Online - Session 3: Compliance
    Oct. 14
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Room 153, TLPDC
    Part of the Fall 2015 eLearning Training Sessions. For a complete schedule >>
  • NSF FastLane
    Oct. 16
    10 a.m. - Noon
    Room 151, TLPDC
    FastLane is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) online proposal submission system through which potential and current researchers, reviewers, and research administrators and their organizations relate to the sponsor. Participants will learn how to prepare temporary proposals, assign proposal access to ORS and other users, review and edit their profiles, and keep track of proposals submitted to NSF. The workshop is limited to 15 participants so advance registration is required. Keep in mind that a minimum of 3 people is needed in order for the training to be conducted. To register, click here (eRaider required) >>
  • How to Put Your Course Online - Session 4: Realizing Your Teaching Style in Your Online Course
    Oct. 28
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Room 153, TLPDC
    Part of the Fall 2015 eLearning Training Sessions. For a complete schedule >>
  • Faculty Research Club
    Oct. 30
    Room 120, Experimental Sciences Building
    Speakers: Debajyoti Pati, Erin Shamberick, Spencer D. Bradshaw, David Klein
    The Faculty Research Club is intended to provide a social setting to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations, promote informal discussions about research and disseminate information about campus resources to faculty. To stimulate conversation, several faculty members will give a 3-minute summary of their research and opportunities for collaboration. Topics for this meeting will cover healthcare, people with disabilities and architectural/environmental design, addiction and recovery research, and collaborative research.For more information >>
  • NSF Grants Conference
    Nov. 2 - 3
    Arlington, VA
    The two-day conference is designed for faculty, especially new faculty members. NSF Program Officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer questions. For more information >>


Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines

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


TTU Scholarship Catalyst Program
Submission Deadline: Oct. 16
The Offices of the President, Provost, and Vice President for Research have made $126,000 available to promote research, scholarship, and creative output in areas traditionally not funded by federal agencies. Learn more >>

Faculty Grants to Support Creation of New Courses
Submission Deadline: Nov. 4
VentureWell challenges faculty to pioneer new ways to engage their students in the entrepreneurial process. Grants up to $50,000 are available to fund new (or help modify existing) courses and programs in tech entrepreneurship. The application deadline is November 4, 2015. Focus areas include but are not limited to:

  • General (technology-based) entrepreneurship
  • New materials/clean tech/green energy
  • Biomedical and healthcare
  • Information Technology

More information is available on their website >>

Limited Submissions

  • Grants in Education, Social Service, Healthcare, Civic and Cultural, and Environmental
    Internal Deadline: Oct. 6
  • Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
    Internal Deadline: Oct. 13
  • Human Rights and Labor Request for Statements of Interest DRL FY15 Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
    Internal Deadline: Nov. 24

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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