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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoveres in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Deadline: Feb. 14
NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. This initiative seeks to ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Have You Thought About Submitting a RAISE Proposal?
RAISE, Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering, supports bold, interdisciplinary projects outside the scope of a single program or discipline, with lines of research that promise transformational advances.  Proposals may be up to $1 million for 5 years and require the approval of two different programs of NSF.  If you would like to know more about RAISE, contact the Research Development Team at rdt.vpr@ttu.edu.

NSF Release Full Solicitations for Innovations Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems Program
Deadline: March 6
This program is a cross-agency initiative that involves multiple NSF Directorates, as well as a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). While the goals and priorities of the FY 2017 INFEWS competition remain the same as last year, the new solicitation contains clarifying language that any proposed food, energy, water systems should be conceptualized broadly.

Exploring Regional Opportunities in the U.S. for Clean Energy Technology Innovation
The Department of Energy works to change the energy landscape and promote clean energy innovation through technology partnerships and other collaborations. These globally conscious initiatives have brought new research and development capabilities and opportunities that continue to improve the state of clean energy.

LIMITED SUBMISSIONS
Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Feb. 7

Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships
Feb. 10

FY17 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches
Feb. 16

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program
March 14

Management and Operations of the Arecibo Observatory
March 14

MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPPORTUNITIES
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Feb. 15

Minerva Multi-Year University-Led Topics
Feb. 29 (Letter of Intent)

Big XII Faculty Fellowships
Deadline varies (see application)

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


TARGETED AWARDS

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 >>

American Academy of Nursing Fellow/Member
Feb. 13

AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program
March 31

National Medal of Technology and Innovation
April 1

National Medal of Science
April 1

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

NSF CAREER Awards
July 21

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


EVENTS

Feb. 23
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 >>

March 3
iLaunch Competition
Innovation Hub at Research Park
The iLaunch Competition is an investor pitch event open to the public to identify, grow and launch startup companies. Finalists in the days leading up to the competition will receive additional guidance for a chance to win $10,000. Hub mentors will prepare each team for the big day to pitch to a panel of investors where the public is invited to watch our very own Shark Tank-like event. Apply now >>

March 6 - March 20
Southwest Node of the NSF Innovation Corps Program
Innovation Hub at Research Park
The Southwest Node of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is offering a 2-week regional program in Lubbock 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 information and to apply >>

March 31 - April 21
Red Raider Startup
Innovation Hub at Research Park
A fun weekend where you and your friends or potential business partners progress through a set of learning modules in a “can-do” environment that includes ideation, team formation, customer discovery, rapid prototyping, and pitch workshops. This program is the best way to get started for our 1st time entrepreneur. Food and FUN included! Learn 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 >>


IN FOCUS

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