July 6, 2017

NEWS YOU NEED

Why Wait for the RFP? Crafting a Concept Paper for Fast Feedback
Did you know? 50% of NSF and 80% of NIH funding is awarded through unsolicited, investigator-initiated proposals (Cronan & Deckard, 2016).  Funders want to fund good research, no matter how they learn about it.  There is no need to wait until a formal call for proposals is announced to share your research project idea.  Join the OVPR on July 25th from 1:30-3:30 for this workshop to learn about and practice developing an effective concept paper to discuss with the program officer.  If you are interested in participating, send your RSVP to rdt.vpr@ttu.edu by July 14th.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

LIMITED SUBMISSIONS

Department of Defense Releases Solicitation for Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship
On June 15, the Department of Defense (DOD) released the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) funding opportunity. The VBFF program is intended to attract and engage the best and brightest in academia to conduct a range of basic research in areas of interest to DOD. DOD is particularly interested in ambitious “blue sky” research that will lead to revolutionary discoveries, new fields of research, or disruption of existing theories. The program is overseen by the Basic Research Office within the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD (R&E)), and is managed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), who released the solicitation. Read more >>

NIH StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (U24)
July 7

Summer Stipends 2017-2018
July 28

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 >>

Guggenheim Fellows
CFA Opens July 2017

NSF CAREER Awards
July 19

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Aug. 1

Beckman Young Investigators
Aug. 14

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
CFA Opens Sept. 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards: Scientific Interface
Sept. 6

Sloan Research Fellowships
Sept. 15

American Council of Learned Societies-ACLS Fellowship
Sept. 28

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


EVENTS

July 25
RDT Workshop: Why Wait for the RFP? Crafting a Concept Paper for Fast Feedback
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room 309
Texas Tech University Libraries
Did you know that 50% of NSF and 80% of NIH funding is awarded through unsolicited, investigator-initiated proposals (Cronan & Deckard, 2016)?  Funders want to fund good research, no matter how they learn about it.  There is no need to wait until a formal call for proposals is announced to share your research project idea.  Join the OVPR on July 25th from 1:30-3:30 for the workshop, Why Wait for the RFP? Crafting a Concept Paper for Fast Feedback, to learn about and practice developing an effective concept paper to discuss with the program officer.  If you are interested in participating, send your RSVP to rdt.vpr@ttu.edu by July 14th.

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
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 >>

Aug. 8 - 25
Southwest I-Corps Node Regional Program
Hilton Garden Inn University
El Paso, Texas
TTUHSC El Paso and the Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce, in partnership with the Southwest I-Corps Node, is offering a regional NSF I-Corps program to develop the commercial value of academic research and innovation. The program introduces teams to the lean launchpad approach, which helps teams assess the potential value of their innovation and quickly and effectively validate their commercialization strategy. Teams completing the regional program will be eligible to apply for the national NSF I-Corps program and a $50,000 I-Corps team grant. Contact Weston Waldo (weston.waldo@ttu.edu) for more information. Learn more about this event >>


IN FOCUS

How to Publish Your Research: Advice for Students and Scholars
Whether you're a graduate student or the most seasoned scholar, publication of your research remains an essential facet to a career in academia. However, starting out on this road to publication can oftentimes be a difficult journey. Read more >>

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