April 5, 2018


Research Leadership Discussions:
Seeking Federal Funding - Knowing Your Agency's Culture

Research Leadership Discussions, Session 2 - Seeking Federal Funding: Knowing Your Agency's Culture (April 30, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Texas Tech Club, East 5th Floor)
How is the culture of NSF different from DOD? What are some best practices for working with NEH? Hear from researchers funded from these agencies, along with USDA, NIH, and DOE, at the next Research Leadership Discussion on April 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m in the Texas Tech Club, East 5th Floor. Submit your panelist questions to rdt.vpr@ttu.edu.


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Texas Tech University Libraries Call for Textbook Proposals for Raider Publishing

GLEAMM Spark Fund Looking for Next-Gen Energy Technology



Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)
April 18

Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
April 18

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
April 19

National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: Administrative and Resource Center (U19 Clinical Trial Required)
May 8

National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
May 8

NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional)
May 17

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 to more than 200. For a comprehensive listing >>

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows
April 11, 2018

July 18, 2018

Beckman Young Investigators
August 2018

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


April 6
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Writing Workshop
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Faculty Senate Room, Student Union Building
After a two-year wait, TTU has been selected to host a National Endowment for the Humanities regional workshop on grant application writing, which will take place on Friday, April 6th, starting at 9:00 a.m. The staff of NEH's Division of Research Programs conducts 12-15 such workshops around the country each year; their purpose is to raise awareness of funding opportunities in the humanities and to increase the number and quality of applications submitted for funding. The TTU-hosted workshop will feature the head of the Division of Research Programs, Russell M. Wyland. The Office of the Vice President for Research has extended invitations to over 250 regional institutions and the hope is that attendance will be robust. The workshop will feature a mock jury of panelists considering and assessing humanities applications for NEH. Attendees should leave with a clearer understanding of how funding decisions are made. Following the morning sessions, Dr. Wyland will meet individually with people seeking feedback and advice on their own grant ideas. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. For a detailed schedule of events and/or to register for the workshop, please click here >>

April 18
Digital Technologies for a Better World
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Symposium)
Matador Room, Student Union Building
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Mapathon)
Room 204, GIS Lab Suite 2nd Floor, Holden Hall
In this day-long symposium, we will hear from cutting-edge change makers about how information technologies are shaping how we can respond to the most pressing needs of humanity, by exploiting such innovations as the availability of ubiquitous satellite imagery, to social media platforms, to open big data, to crowdsourced mapping. Deploying the digital revolution in places of the world suffering pressing needs offers an opportunity to achieve development goals with the participation of communities, to address issues in health, education, disaster prevention, energy, food security, peace and prosperity. Entrance is free of charge, and no RSVP needed for the symposium. You may attend part or all of the event at your convenience. This event will culminate in an evening mapathon to create spatial data for an authentic humanitarian project. No prior experience required: free training and pizza provided. Please RSVP for the mapathon and share the invitation. Learn more >>

April 18 - 19
NIH Research Grants Basics Workshop
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. (April 18th)
Room 309, Texas Tech Library
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. (April 19th)
Room 309, Texas Tech Library
New to NIH and planning to submit a research proposal? Need a refresher on NIH basics? Join the workshop. The session will include a panel of NIH awardees, details about solicitations and submissions, and an NIH Grant Application Writer's workbook. Let us know which session you will attend at rdt.vpr@ttu.edu.

April 23 - 24
2018 Spark Conference
Innovation Hub at Research Park
The conference will showcase innovators and startups to the public and encourage investment in West Texas.  During the two-day conference, you will have the opportunity to see new technologies and intellectual property displayed by the TTU Office of Research and Commercialization and browse the poster showcase featuring research in arts in medicine and computer science. Hear from a panel of successful women leaders in the wind, renewables, entrepreneurship, and business industries at the panel “EmPOWERment, Rise to the Top of Your Industry”. Join us on voting for your favorite idea during the "Minute to pitch it" Lightning Round Reception and experience a one-of-a -kind performance from our dynamic keynote speaker, Roger Dannenberg, a performer, scientist, and startup co-founder.  Crowd favorites are the Lightning Round Reception, Keynote, and the iLaunch Award Ceremony. Register here >>

April 24
HSI Grants Reception
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Croslin Room (South), Texas Tech Library
The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Office of the Vice President for Research invite you to attend a reception for faculty who want to learn more about grants for Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Come hear from a recent HSI grant reviewer, learn what opportunities are available, and identify strategies for future success. For more info, contact rdt.vpr@ttu.edu.

April 30
Research Leadership Discussions, Session 2 - Seeking Federal Funding: Knowing Your Agency's Culture
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
East 5th Floor, Texas Tech Club
The Research Leadership Discussions are intended to create an ongoing dialogue about research at Texas Tech University, explain the functions of the research office, examine how strategic decisions are made, address commonly asked questions, and discuss opportunities for faculty career advancement. This session will feature a panel with researchers funded by NSF, NIH, NEH, USDA, DOD, and DOE. For more info or to submit panelist questions, contact rdt.vpr@ttu.edu.


Seeking External Funding in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Guest Blog)
There are a variety of reasons why submitting grant proposals for research, even for small amounts of financial support, is a great idea for arts, humanities and social science scholars. Learn more >>

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