Sept. 7, 2017


Back to School
As the semester starts, the Office of the Vice President for Research wants to remind everyone of the resources we've made available:


Notice to Disclose Significant Business and Financial Interests for AY 2017-2018

2018 Integrated Scholar Nominations Open

Research Development Team (RDT) - How We Help: Early Career Faculty Trips to Washington

Four Questions for Researchers and Institutions Involved in Human Subjects Research

Apply for Funding in the GLEAMM Spark Fund Call for Proposals

Enter Your BIG IDEA for a Chance to Win $2,000 in the Red Raider Idea Competition

Create a Commercial for the TTU Innovation Hub Commercial Contest

Submit Your Nominations for the Celebration of Faculty Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity


Want Supplemental Funding for your Funded NSF Grant?
The NSF INCLUDES program will provide supplemental funding for existing grants with an end date beyond Sept. 30, 2018.  Eligible supplements must have the potential to enhance both the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts of the existing project by:

  • Creating opportunities among currently-funded NSF projects, including NSF broadening participation projects, with the goal to build a collaborative infrastructure for broadening participation in NSF-funded research activities;
  • Providing seed money for experiments in using effective strategies to further broadening participation goals through collaborative change;
  • Developing linkages between current activities and NSF INCLUDES-funded Design and Development Launch Pilots, including adoption of common goals, shared measures, and mutually reinforcing activities; or
  • Generating new ideas for bringing a community of NSF-funded projects into the NSF INCLUDES National Network.

Follow this link for more information on how to submit for supplemental funding >>


CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)
Sept. 19

Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants
Sept. 19

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Sept. 22

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 >>

Sloan Research Fellowships
Sept. 15

Guggenheim Fellows
Sept. 19

American Council of Learned Societies-ACLS Fellowship
Sept. 28

National Academy of Inventors-Fellow
Oct. 1

National Humanities Center Fellowship
Oct. 18

Newberry Library Long-term Fellows
Nov. 15

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Nov. 16

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


Sept. 8 - 22
September TTU NSF Regional I-Corps Programs
Innovation Hub at Research Park
The Innovation Hub at Research Park, 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. Learn more >>

Sept. 13
Budget Basics (ORS Training & Outreach)
10 a.m. - Noon
Room 151, TLPDC
One of our most popular sessions is back! Participants will learn how to begin the proposal budget process, what to include, what not to include, tips and shortcuts, do's and don'ts. We will show you how we calculate your proposal costs to get the most bang for each awarded buck! This session will be held in room 151 of the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), located on the first floor of the University Library. All sessions have a seating limit of 15 attendees. We encourage you to register early. For more info, contact Laura Bilbao. You can also register here >>

Sept. 22
Research Orientation for New Faculty (ORS Training & Outreach)
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Room 153, TLPDC
The Office of Research Services, which exists to assist faculty with their grant proposal budgets and submissions, will conduct research orientation sessions for all incoming faculty and research staff. Faculty who are new to campus and those who are not-so-new (but would like a refresher) are encouraged to attend. The session will cover proposal development and processing; review of institutional policies and procedures affecting research at Texas Tech; internal and external funding opportunities; and compliance issues. Seating is limited to 25 attendees. Please contact Laura Bilbao for more information. You can register here >>

Sept. 28
September 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. This month's meeting will be sponsored by the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center and the High Performance Computing Center. Learn more >>

Oct. 6-8
Red Raider Startup
Innovation Hub at Resarch Park
Red Raider Startup is 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 first-time entrepreneurs. This program is offered four times per year. Learn more >>

Oct. 11
Cayuse SP & 424 Training (ORS Training & Outreach)
10 a.m. - Noon
Room 151, TLPDC
The Cayuse Research Suite is available for online preparation, submission, routing, and tracking of proposals and awards. Multiple users can view proposals and edit routing sheets simultaneously. The system also provides error validation of proposals, and many more features. Come on over to learn how Cayuse can help with your proposals! This session will be held in room 151 of the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), located on the first floor of the University Library. All sessions have aseating limit of 15 attendees. We encourage you to register early >>

Oct. 27
Celebration of Faculty Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
The Offices of the President, Provost, and Vice President for Research are proud to announce a new initiative to publicly recognize and celebrate individual faculty and teams of faculty in all disciplines who have been recognized for research, scholarship, and/or creative activity at the national or international level during the preceding year. Additionally, the celebration will provide a forum in which colleagues from across campus and the community can learn about the exciting, high quality research, scholarship, and creative activity that is being conducted at Texas Tech University. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Oct. 10. For more info >>


VIDEO: Hazardous Material Training at TIEHH
The Lubbock Fire Department conducted a hazardous material training exercise at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University. Watch here >>

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