March 2, 2017


Board of Regents Grants Tenure and Promotion to Faculty Members
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents granted tenure and promotion to a number of faculty during its February meeting. Read more >>

More News:

2016 OVPR Annual Report Available

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

Responsible Research: The Critical Role of Peer Review in Ethical Communication

Apply to Compete in the Spark 2017 Conference Poster Competition


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.

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

GOALI – Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry
The GOALI program stimulates collaboration between academic research institutions and industry.  Funding can be requested either in conjunction with a regular proposal to a standing program or as a supplement to an existing NSF award.  The proposer must contact the NSF program officer prior to submission.  For more information, contact the Research Development Team at

Careers in the Arts Toolkit: Increasing Employment Opportunities in the Arts for People with Disabilities
March 9

FY 2017 Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES)
March 9

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

Management and Operations of the Arecibo Observatory
March 14

Maintenance and Enhancement of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation and Whole Genome Sequencing for State Food Testing Laboratories
March 15

NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources (S21)
March 15

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
March 16

Regional Telehealth Resource Center Program
March 16

Pathways to STOP Diabetes
March 21

Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)
March 22

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 >>

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

July 21

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


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 30
Faculty Research Club, Sponsored by the Obesity Research Cluster
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 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 >>

April 27 - April 28
Spark 2017 Conference
Innovation Hub at Research Park
GLEAMM Spark Fund is a $1M proof of concept grant program designed to accelerate the commercialization of energy technologies through gap funding by launching startups based on GLEAMM-affiliated university intellectual property and attracting private sector sponsored research. The GLEAMM Innovation Poster Showcase is an energy technology competition where students and faculty can team up to showcase their world-changing ideas. If you have an idea for a new technology and want the time and resources to help develop that idea, then get ready to take the GLEAMM Challenge! 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 >>


Eureka: The Art of Business
Acclaimed actor and entrepreneur Jaston Williams, best known for "Greater Tuna" and a host of other performances, shares his take on the relationship between entrepreneurship and the arts. Read more >>

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