Aug. 4, 2016

Director Named for Office of Research Commercialization
David Snow will lead the office after serving as interim director. Read more >>

New Director Named to Lead Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute
Eric Walden, director of data science programs and the James C. Wetherbe Professor in the Rawls College of Business, has been tapped to head the TTNI. Read more >>

Texas Tech Animal Care Program Receives AAALAC Accreditation
Texas Tech's animal care program completes a successful AAALAC-I site visit. Learn more >>

How the Fair Labor Standards Act Will Affect Postdoctoral Researchers
The Department of Labor recently announced the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) final over time rule, which extends overtime pay protections to millions of workers and could impact some personnel on NSF grants, including postdoctoral researchers. Read more >>

NIH News
NIH Open Mike Column offers updates on criterion scores and funding outcomes, data on model organism funding, fellowship application tips and more. Read more >>

Are You Ready to Take the GLEAMM Challenge?
The GLEAMM Challenge is coming in September. The GLEAMM Challenge is an energy technology competition where you or your team have a chance to showcase your world-changing ideas. For more information >>


  • Disruptive Innovations: Making Competition Irrelevant
    10-11 a.m.
    Aug. 9
    Lubbock Angel Network at Texas Tech University Director Eli Velasquez moderates this webinar panel from the U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative. Read more >>

  • Mock Review Panel: Faculty Proposal Development Series, Module 4
    3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Aug. 23
    Room 333B, Administration Building
    Fine tune your proposal with this mock review session hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research. In this event, participants will review proposals of others to give and get feedback prior to submission. A mock panel will decide whether the proposal is fundable. Proposers who have completed workshop modules may also serve as reviewers. Other faculty who have experience with proposal writing may participate as reviewers only, even if they do not have a proposal to be reviewed. To participate in a mock review you must submit the project summary (e.g., specific aims, abstract) and main narrative (e.g., project description). You may also submit other proposal components on which you would like feedback. For more information and to register >>

  • NIH Multi-Institute SBIR/STTR Small Business Workshop
    Sept. 7 - 8
    JPL Assembly Room
    University of Texas San Antonio Main Campus
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is partnering with the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) to organize a regional NIH multi-Institutes (NIAID/NCI/NIBIB/NIGMS) SBIR/STTR small business workshop in the south-central region of Texas (September 7 & 8, 2016). Contact Susan Back at for more information.

  • The SBIR Road Tour Travels Across America
    The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through SBIR/STTR programs. Learn more >>


Targeted Faculty Award Deadlines

Cottrell Scholar Awards
Aug. 15
Beckman Young Investigators
Aug. 15
Sloan Research Fellowships
Sept. 12
Guggenheim Fellows
Sept. 18
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
Sept. 23

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


Limited Submissions & Internal Deadlines

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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