March 3, 2016

Chemical Hygiene Plan Training Now Combined with Safety Awareness
In an effort to reduce the training burden on university employees and students Texas Tech University Environmental Health & Safety has combined the Chemical Hygiene Plan training into the Safety Awareness training beginning March 10. Learn more >>

The Human Research Protection Program's Update on Cayuse IRB
All Institutional Review Board work will be through the Cayuse IRB system and no paper proposals will be accepted. Staff will process old paper proposals into the new system and aims to finish this process within the month. Learn more >>
Texas Tech Searches for Director of the Center for Global Communication
Texas Tech is looking for a director that can continue to implement the university's Quality Enhancement Plan. The Office of the Provost is searching for a tenured faculty member to devote half their time to this endeavor. Read more >>

Animal Care Services' New Equipment Available to Researchers
Texas Tech's Animal Care Services has a new imaging system featuring integrated optical technology and 3D tomography capabilities. This new piece of equipment is available to researchers using small animals. Learn more >>

National Science Foundation Announces New NSF INCLUDES Initiative
NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative to enhance U.S. leadership by seeking and developing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent from all sectors and groups in our society through access and engagement. Read more >>

Fulbright Seeks More Diverse Pool of Scholars and Students
The U.S. Department of State looks to enhance its Fulbright program by bringing in more underrepresented people in academia. From the Chronicle of Higher Education >>



INNOVATION

Inside the Entrepreneurial Process of Commercialization
As the recent Texas Tech Accelerator cohort continues this semester, students discover the process behind entrepreneurship in the world of commercialized research.  Learn more >>


RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH

Perceptions of Bias: A Source for Scandal
Bias is neither good nor bad, but awareness of it is important for researchers to be objective.  Read more >>


RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

On Being Coherent
Even for research proposals, the whole is truly more than the sum of its parts.  Learn more >>


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Cayuse SP & 424 Training (ORS Training & Outreach)
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    March 4
    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, so please RSVP early. To register >>

  • Identifying Grants for Research and Project Funding
    2 - 4 p.m.
    March 4
    Room 150, Library Instruction Lab
    Learn how to use the COS Pivot database to search for potential grants and how to match researcher profiles available in the database with current funding opportunities. To learn more, contact Jon Hufford, Jessica Simpson, or Brian Quinn.

  • NSF I-Corps Innovation Workshop
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    March 23 - March 25
    Innovation Hub at Research Park
    The Southwest Node of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is offering a three- day course to help teams quickly and effectively validate their commercialization strategy through tactical collection and analysis of data generated from direct interaction with potential customers. Additionally, this course will provide teams the opportunity to become eligible to apply for a $50,000 I-Corps Team Grant from the National Science Foundation. For more info >>

  • Neuroimaging Symposium on Advances in Neuroimaging Approaches and Applications
    10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    March 24
    Innovation Hub at Research Park
    This event will kick off with a poster session, followed by presentations from Texas Tech and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Lunch will be provided, followed by presentations by Vince Calhoun (Executive Science Officer and Director of the MIND Research Network), Javier Gonzalez-Castillo (Staff Scientist, Functional Imaging Methods, NIH), Changho Choi (Professor, Advanced Imaging Research Center/Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), and Steve Wright (Royce E. Wisenbaker II Professor of ECE at TAMU). For more information >>

  • Budget Basics (ORS Training & Outreach)
    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 >>

  • 3.2 Workshop: Document Delivery
    11 a.m.
    April 7
    Room 150, Library Instruction Lab
    11 a.m.
    May 2
    Room 150, Library Instruction Lab
    This workshop is ideal for anyone who finds a research article or book that is not owned by the University Libraries. Document Delivery can get these items for researchers in a quick turnaround most of the time. For more info >>

  • NSF FastLane (ORS Training & Outreach)
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    May 4
    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 >>



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: March 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: March 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 >>

National Institute of Standards and Technology Calls for SBIR Proposals
Deadline: April 14, 2016
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce has released a solicitation for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposals on the following topics: advanced sensing for manufacturing, bio-manufacturing, cryptography and privacy, cyber physical systems, lab to market, materials genome, quantum-based sensors and measurements. View the full copy of the solicitation here. For questions or more information, please contact Susan Back at susan.back@ttu.edu.

NIDILRR Accepting Applications for SBIR Program
Deadline: April 17. 2016 (Anticipated)
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is a small HHS agency with an important mission – to improve the lives of people with disabilities. NIDILRR focuses on generating new disability and rehabilitation knowledge and promoting its use and adoption. NIDILRR (http://www.acl.gov/Programs/NIDILRR/) is located within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDILRR is now accepting SBIR Phase I applications! If you are developing a device or service that can improve the lives of people with disabilities, learn how NIDILRR SBIR funding can help. Each year, NIDILRR's SBIR program funds up to ten Phase I feasibility (or proof-of-concept) projects for approximately six months (for up to $75,000 each). After completion of the Phase I stage, most of these businesses can compete for Phase II awards. Phase II awards can last up to 24 months for a total of up to $575,000. For more information >>

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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