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February 4, 2016

Texas Tech Achieves Tier One Carnegie Designation 

After years of dedication in research, service, and teaching efforts, Texas Tech University has achieved designation as a Highest Research Activity university in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. This is a historic milestone for faculty, staff, and students. Read more >>

Texas Tech and Lubbock are Becoming a Part of the 1 Million Cups (1MC) Program Feb. 24

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs over a cup of coffee at this weekly event geared towards innovation. It's free and open to students, mentors, educators, and the community. Learn more >>

How to Obtain Federal Funds for Research That is Commercializable

Interested in commercializing innovation but need funding? Come learn about the numerous opportunities and resources available in the SBIR/STTR program. Read more >>

Apply Now for the President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Awards

Equality and diversity are important virtues in higher education. Applications and nominations are encouraged for these awards available to faculty, staff, and students. Learn more >>

3 Day Startup (3DS) Now Accepting Applications

3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment. Entrepreneurial experience not necessary, but enthusiasm and interest are key. Find out more and apply >>


Kicking Off a New Accelerator Class

Entrepreneurship at Texas Tech gets a re-design as a new cohort in the accelerator program kicks off this spring. Read more >>

Responsible Research

What is the Goal of Retraction?

"Retraction" shouldn't be a dirty word. It can be a natural part of the research process. Read more >>

Research Development

Design to Deliver

Balance the form and content of your research. Tap into these campus resources to help you purposefully design your research proposal. Learn more >>

Upcoming Events

Research Orientation for New Faculty (ORS Training & Outreach)

9:30 - 12 p.m.
Feb. 8
Room 333B, Administration 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. Seating is limited to 15 attendees. To register >>

Blackboard 9.1 Training: Assignment Dropbox (Worldwide eLearning)

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

Budget Basics (ORS Training & Outreach)

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Feb. 17
Room 153, TLPDC

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
April 8
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. To register, click here >>

How to Obtain Federal Funds for Research That is Commercializable: The SBIR/STTR Program

2:30 - 4 p.m.
Feb. 19
Room 100, Academic Classroom Building (TTUHSC)
For those looking to commercialize innovation, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants are important options to consider. University researchers across the country have found these to be significant sources of funding and, in some cases, more accessible than NIH R01 grants or angel investing/venture capital. For more information >>

Faculty Awards

Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines

National Medal of Science
April 27
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows
April 28
AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program
April 28
TAMEST: Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards
April 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

New Summer Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) Internships Available at Multiple Locations

Deadline: Mar. 15, 2016
The Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has launched a new summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about advanced composites technologies to aid in the creation of low-cost and energy-efficient manufacturing. Summer 2016 IACMI internship participants will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and interact with scientists and engineers who are at the top of the advanced composites and manufacturing fields. Program participants will receive a weekly stipend ($600 for undergraduates, and $750 for graduate students) for the duration of the program, a housing allowance up to $175 weekly, and travel limited expenses to-and-from the internship site. Learn more >>

Apply Now! NIH Presents Two New I-Corps Cohorts

Deadline: Mar. 21, 2016 (Second Cohort)
Missed the first cohort? The second one is still accepting applications. The NCI SBIR Development Center is pleased to introduce this new opportunity to participate in I-Corps™ at NIH in 2016. 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

Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent
Feb. 8
Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure
Feb. 8
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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