Jan. 5, 2017

NEWS YOU NEED

Safety Training Moved from SumTotal to Vivid Learning Management Systems
The Department of Environmental Health & Safety has moved safety training for university employees and students from SumTotal to a new system called Vivid Learning Management Systems. Learn more >>

More News:

2017 Integrated Scholars Announced

Faculty Research Club Meetings Moving to Thursdays Starting Jan. 26

Learn How to Be an Entrepreneur During This Month's Hub Camp

Have an Idea for a Startup? Apply for the iLaunch Competition to Win $10K in Funding

Responsible Research: Ethical Training for Student Researchers Working with Human Research Subjects


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoveres in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
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 improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring 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.

NSF's Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Dec. 8, 2017
With an undergraduate student enrollment of 24.2% Hispanics, it is time to start looking ahead to potential grant opportunities for institutions with high Hispanic enrollment.  One such opportunity that RDT would love to help develop is NSF's Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) due December 8th, 2017.  The AGEP Transformation Alliance projects are collaborative research projects representing new strategic alliances of institutions and organizations with hight Hispanic enrollments to develop, implement, and study evidence-based models to transform doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields.  If you are interested in applying for this $2M grant opportunity, please contact RDT at rdt.vpr@ttu.edu.

LIMITED SUBMISSIONS
OJJDP FY 2017 Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program
Jan. 9

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Jan. 10

Household Transmission of Influenza Viruses in the Community
Jan. 12

Moore Inventor Fellows
Jan. 25

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)
Jan. 26

MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPPORTUNITIES
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Jan. 11

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots
Feb. 2

Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
Feb. 2

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 >>

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
Feb. 1

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

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


EVENTS

Jan. 28
Hub Camp
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Innovation Hub at Research Park
Once you have an idea and you are ready to understand how your idea can make money, Hub Camp is the next step. A clear road map is necessary if you are going to launch your startup. This one-day intensive basic boot camp is designed for the entrepreneur to learn the NSF I-Corps business canvas model and how to create a business plan for future funding. The business canvas model and business plan templates will be provided in the bootcamp. This program is meant to provide an outline of the work needed to be done in creating a fundable plan and a great stepping stone to compete in the iLaunch competition to win $10,000 in startup funding. This program is offered throughout the year, check the calendar for the next scheduled Hub Camp. For more information >>

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 >>


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