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January 7, 2016

Transparency Law in Effect for Sponsored Research Funding

The Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1295 (the new Section 51.954 of the Education Code), which became effective September 1, 2015. The law applies to researchers at Texas Tech who either publish their research results, testify about their results in a legislative, regulatory, or judicial proceeding, post their results on a website, or distribute their results in a public forum, such as a conference. Read the full text of H.B. 1295 >>

IRB Initiates New Electronic Human Subjects Protocol Submission Process

The Institutional Review Board is changing their protocol submission process early in the spring 2016 semester to become part of the Cayuse 424 system. Training sessions are available to explain how it works. Learn more >>

Prepare Your Proposal for the Seed Grant for Interdisciplinary Research

The Seed Grant for Interdisciplinary Research (SGIR) is intended to promote scholarly activities and research across academic disciplines. These grants are aimed at those in education, humanities, social sciences, or the arts. Read more >>

Spend Your Summer Working for Oak Ridge National Laboratories

The ORNL has three programs for faculty members interested in hands-on opportunities and working with other researchers in applied sciences. The deadline for two of these programs is Jan. 8. Learn more >>

The Department of Defense Calls for SBIR/STTR Proposals

The DoD has solicitations for SBIR/STTR proposals in the pre-release phase. During this phase, researchers are allowed to discuss technical questions with the solicitation's authors until solicitations open on Jan. 11. For more information >>

Earn a Fellowship on Environmental Health with the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control are looking for candidates to help them identify signs of environmental health concerns. The deadline to enter this three month program is Jan. 15. Learn more >>

Compete in the JLABS Quick Fire Challenge

JLABS hosts this unique opportunity to attract early-stage innovation in therapeutics, consumer, medical device and health technologies. Up to four healthcare startups will win one year of lab space at JLABS and network support. Competition closes on Jan. 18. For more info and to apply, click here >>

Announcing 2016 Gulf Research Program Fellowships Opportunity

The Gulf Research Program offers two fellowship opportunities with an emphasis in protecting human health and environmental safety in the Gulf of Mexico region. Early-Career Research Fellowships recognizes assistant professors and Science Policy Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students. Learn more >>

Apply Now to the Texas Tech University Transdisciplinary Research Academy

The aim of this program is to promote excellence in research that brings together methods, data, and theory from more than one discipline. The TRA provides seed funding with the aim of building collaborative research. Read more >>

Responsible Research

The Persistence of the Mentor/Protégé Power Dynamic

The relationship between a mentor and a protégé doesn't necessarily stop when the semester ends. Read more >>

Data Management

Start the New Year off with these Data Management Resolutions

The University Libraries' Data Management Team shares some resolutions to make your life easier when it comes to organizing data. Learn more >>

Upcoming Events

Blackboard 9.1 Training: Basic Training (Worldwide eLearning)

2 - 4 p.m.
Jan. 12
Room 151, TLPDC
These sessions are among a series of Fall 2015 training sessions offered by Worldwide eLearning. To register, click here >>

Blackboard 9.1 Training: Test Tool (Worldwide eLearning)

2 - 4 p.m.
Jan. 27
Room 151, TLPDC
This session is among a series of Fall 2015 training sessions offered by Worldwide eLearning. To register, click here >>

2016 International Symposium: Social Media in Population and Community Health

Jan. 29
UT Conference Center, J.J. Pickle Research Campus (Austin, TX)
The 2016 International Symposium, "Defining a Roadmap for Implementation of Social Media in Population and Community Health Initiatives" will bring together public health professionals and con- tent experts to develop a better understanding of the current state of best practices for using social media in population and community health. The end goal of the symposium will be a white paper describing a comprehensive Roadmap for implementation and evaluation for the use of social media in population health initiatives. Learn more >>

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 >>

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

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

International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research
Jan. 12
Project Management Institute Sponsored Research Program
Jan. 19
Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program
Jan. 20
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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