April 6, 2017


New Licensing Agreement Available to Faculty, Students
A new type of licensing agreement is now available to faculty members and students to make it easier to spin lab discoveries into new startup companies. Learn more >>

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New Homeland Security Protocols for International Travel

Texas Tech Inventors Invited to Join Local Chapter of National Academy of Inventors

Responsible Research: How Frankenstein Bridges the Sciences and the Humanities

Apply to Compete This Month in the Spark 2017 Conference Poster Competition

Resubmissions Revisited: Funded Resubmission Applications and Their Initial Peer Review Scores

Videos Now Available of Faculty Proposal Development Event Series' Presentations


NSF Releases Dear Colleague Letter on Public Participation in STEM
Deadline: April 11
The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries.  Within the Dear Colleague Letter, the focus of the RCNs is on Public Participation in STEM.  If you are interested in an RCN on this topic, contact the Research Development Team at rdt.vpr@ttu.edu.

Up to $100,000 Available in Nokia Bell Labs' Search for Big, Innovative Ideas
Deadline: May 1
The Bell Labs Prize gives researchers the opportunity to work in the famous Bell Labs and receive up to $100,000 in funding to make their research a reality. Bell Labs is looking for game-changing and impactful ideas that will have the potential to change the way we live, work, and communicate with each other. For more details >>


Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs FY 2017 Community Solutions Program
April 7

Advancing Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) (U18)
April 7

DHS S&T Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense – Lead
April 19

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)
May 31

Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
May 31

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
June 11

Big XII Faculty Fellowships
Deadline varies (see application)

The Funding Resources and Limited Submissions pages have more listings and information.


Please note that the number of external awards for which the university will provide incentives to faculty has been expanded from 29 to more than 200. For more details >>

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows
April 26

TAMEST: Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards
April 30

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
June 17

July 21

Cottrell College Science Awards
Aug. 1

Cottrell Scholar Awards
Aug. 1

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Aug. 1

Beckman Young Investigators
Aug. 15

The Targeted External Awards for Faculty page has a complete listing of eligible awards.


April 27
Faculty Research Club
4 p.m.
Chancellor's Room
Texas Tech Club, 4th Floor East Suite Level
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 5-minute summary of their research and opportunities for collaboration. Each club meeting is open to all faculty at Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Faculty members are welcome to invite post-doctoral scholars to help them develop research networks. Learn more >>

April 27 - April 28
Spark 2017 Conference
Innovation Hub at Research Park
The Inaugural Spark Conference will be held on April 27th- 28th, 2017 at the Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park.  The Spark Conference is a two-day journey of excellence in industry, inventors & investment in innovation.  There are several events going on throughout this conference and individuals are invited to come and be a part of the excitement. Read more >>

July 20 - July 21
Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Interested in seeing the future of Navy and Marine Corps technology? Want to discuss research opportunities with some of the brightest minds in the military, federal government, industry and academia? Registration is now open for those wishing to attend this event. This expo is the premier S&T event for the Navy and Marine Corps and is held every two years. Read more >>


National Geographic Photographer Shares Big Picture on Global Agriculture in Seminar
Jim Richardson’s latest work on soil and agriculture brought him to the Texas Tech campus to give his presentation, “Who Will Feed Planet Earth?” Read more >>

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