Texas Tech University

Training & Outreach

We are pleased to present the following seminars and/or workshops in order to promote your success at Texas Tech. Seating is limited, so your RSVP via SumTotal will be greatly appreciated. Sessions will be held in the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), located on the first floor of the University Library, unless indicated otherwise.

To register, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/ and click on the “SumTotal” link under the header “Shortcuts.” Insert your eraider username and password, then search for the session you are interested in attending, and register. We recommend using Google Chrome for this system.

New Faculty Research Orientation

The Office of Research Services, and Office of Research Development, which exists to assist faculty with their grant proposals, 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.

Budget Basics

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!

Wednesday, March 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cayuse SP & 424 Training

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!

Wednesday, February 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 11th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cayuse Online Training Modules

Cayuse 424 Training Modules:  A series of training modules designed to introduce you to the Cayuse 424 are available. These can be viewed and listened to from most internet browsers. Keep in mind that the actual Cayuse system is designed to run only on Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Modules for Cayuse SP are being developed. The current modules are available online current modules are available online.

National Science Foundation

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.

Wednesday, May 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Office of Research Services