Oct. 5, 2017


Tell Us About Your Community Efforts with Raiders Engaged
As a reminder, Texas Tech’s Academic Year 2016-2017 assessment of faculty and staff Outreach and Engagement via Raiders Engaged is now underway. We invite you to submit information on any teaching, research, and service projects or activities that you may have conducted for, in or in partnership with external communities. Learn more and submit >>


IACUC Semiannual Inspections Scheduled for Oct. 12-13

Responsible Research - Protecting Against Protocol Shift: Endless and Exhausting Vigilance

Used Open Access Materials in Your Courses? Apply for the Open Access Award

University Libraries Celebrates Open Access Throughout Month of October

RSVP for the Celebration of Faculty Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity


The Research Development Team wants to share an opportunity to expand your currently funded NSF grants with supplemental funding.  This Dear Colleague Letter describes NSF’s desire to expand their INCLUDES National Network.  Supplemental funding requests can be made to:

  1. Create 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;
  2. Provide seed money for experiments in using effective strategies to further broadening participation goals through collaborative change;
  3. Develop 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
  4. Generate new ideas for bringing a community of NSF-funded projects into the NSF INCLUDES National Network.

You must contact your cognizant Program Director(s) and an NSF INCLUDES team member to discuss your request for supplemental support prior to submitting to NSF.  The amount requested for supplemental support must be less than 20% of the original award amount, with direct costs not to exceed $200,000.  There are two submission deadlines: Nov. 13, 2017 & April 16, 2018. For more info, contact the Research Development Team.


High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR)
Oct. 18

Peer Support Specialists for Individuals Living in Institutions 
Nov. 2

Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)
Nov. 4

Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Nov. 8

Diabetic Foot Consortium - Clinical Research Units (U01) 
Nov. 9

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 >>

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.


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 Grants.gov 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 a seating limit of 15 attendees. We encourage you to register early >>

Oct. 12, 19, & 23
Ask a Librarian About Open Access

  • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Oct. 12)
    Croslin Room, Texas Tech Library
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Oct. 19 & 23)
    Free Speech Area, Near the Texas Tech Library and Student Union Building

Open access can boost citations, but it is also a means to innovate, collaborate, and impact the lives of others. Open Access Week is an international week of action that takes place all over the world in late October. This year it will be held from October 23 – 29. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) announced that the theme for 2017 will be "Open in Order to…". This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. Texas Tech University Libraries will be promoting awareness for Open Access Week 2017 throughout the month of October >>

Oct. 25
NSF Funding (ORS Training & Outreach)
10 a.m. - Noon
Room 151, TLPDC
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency which funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering, receiving approximately 40,000 proposals each year. TTU receives most of its awards from NSF. Presenters will provide information on the components and format of a NSF proposal, most common NSF funding programs, current NSF merit review criteria, and other related topics. This is the session to go to if you are interested in applying to NSF. All sessions have a seating limit of 15 attendees. We encourage you to register early. To register >>

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 >>

Nov. 10
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! All sessions have a seating limit of 15 attendees. We encourage you to register early. For more info, contact Laura BilbaoYou can also register here >>

Nov. 13 - 14
NSF Grants Conference - Fall 2017
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona
Semi-annual NSF Grants Conferences are essential learning opportunities for new faculty, researchers and administrators who want to gain key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions. For more info >>


New Technology Detects Cancer Cells Circulating Through Blood Stream
Picking a single cancer cell out of trillions of blood cells is delicate, expensive work. Existing techniques are not readily affordable for medical facilities in rural areas or with limited resources. Read more >>

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