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September 3, 2015

TTU Scholarship Catalyst Program
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 >>

Don't Forget Your Disclosures
Do you have an externally sponsored project or expect to apply for an externally sponsored project? If so, then you need to complete the financial disclosure process. Read more >>

New Faculty Resource Launched for Export Control
The Office of the VP for Research has launched a new resource to help faculty navigate the complex system of export compliance regulations. Learn more >>

Guide to Research Available for Researchers
An updated Guide to Research to now available. The guide is meant to aid faculty navigate the sponsored research process at Texas Tech. Check out the guide >>

September is Safety Month
Texas Tech will once again focus on Safety@TTU during September. Safety@TTU is a campaign designed to provide safety information, tips and reminders to faculty, staff and students. Read more >>

Animal Care and Use Training and Forms
New on-demand generic animal training and new animal use forms are now available. See more >>

National Dialogue Tackles Reporting Burden for Federal Contractors and Grantees
A pilot program looks to cut down on unnecessary duplication and reporting to relieve stakeholders in the government and higher education. Learn more >>

Need Office Space or an Event Venue? Try the Innovation Hub at the Research Park
This 40,000-square foot, $29 million, energy efficient facility is a significant component in TTU's path to becoming a national research university. Learn more about what the facility has to offer >>

Sign Up for Training and Outreach from the Office of Research Services
We are pleased to present a series of seminars and workshops in order to promote your success at Texas Tech. Seating is limited, so your RSVP via SumTotal will be greatly appreciated. Read the upcoming schedule >>


Working Alone: A Challenge to Responsible Research Conduct
Temptations can lead researchers astray when they're working alone. Read more >>


Practical Advice on International Research Collaboration
Researchers who effectively collaborate with colleagues in other countries can greatly enrich their intellectual efforts. Learn more >>


How the Library Can Help with Data Management
The TTU Libraries Data Management Team has developed an online resource for faculty, staff, and students to improve their research and assist in data retention. Read more >>


  • Budget Basics Training
    Sept. 9
    10 a.m. - Noon
    TLPDC 151
    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 contact Laura Bilbao. To register, click here (eRaider required) >>
  • Cayuse SP & 424 Training
    Sept. 18
    10 a.m. - Noon
    TLPDC 151
    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. To register, click here (eRaider required) >>
  • Faculty Research Club, Sponsored by the Humanities Center
    Sept. 25
    Room 120, Experimental Sciences Building
    Speakers: Don Lavigne, Jorgelina Orfila, Sara Spurgeon, Christopher Smith.
    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 music, art, and indigenous cultures. For more information >>
  • Research Orientation for New Faculty
    Sept. 28
    9:30 a.m. - Noon OR 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Room 120, Experimental Sciences Building
    In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the research process at TTU, the Office of Research Services conducts a research orientation session for all incoming faculty and research staff. Faculty who are new to campus and those who are not-so-new (but have never attended a research orientation) are encouraged to attend. The session will cover proposal development and processing; review of institutional policies and procedures affecting research at Texas Tech; internal and external funding opportunities; and inform attendees about compliance issues. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is strongly encouraged. Sessions will last for approximately 2-1/2 hours. Seating is limited to 35 attendees, so please RSVP early. To register, click here (eRaider required) >>


Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines

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


The Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Device Innovation
Submission Deadline: Sept. 15
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 >>

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

  • Major Research Instrumentation Program
    Internal Deadline: Sept. 29

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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