University Partnerships Office (UPO) Annual Program Opportunities and Deadlines
One of the benefits of membership in the ORAU University Consortium is funding opportunities available only to member universities. The following is a list of UPO’s FY 2018 program/event opportunities and deadlines. All programs are subject to available funding and expect to be continued for future years. Questions on any of these programs should be addressed to email@example.com.
73rd Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions – Less Than 2 Weeks to Register
Please register to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions that will be held Tuesday, March 6th through Thursday, March 8th, 2018. ORAU’s 73rd Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be focused on “Public Health Security and Biological Threats.” The meeting will focus on the issues related to preparedness for bioterrorism and other major public health threats. Your participation will provide an opportunity for you and your colleagues to discuss key science and technology challenges and opportunities. Experts and leaders from academia and federal agencies will share their views on the effective strategies for continued progress in areas of national importance for global health security.
During this year’s breaks, we will have opportunities where ORAU’s subject matter experts will be leading table topic discussions. Specific topics will be indicated by signs on the tables and ORAU subject matter experts will be wearing green ribbons with the title “Program Subject Matter Expert.” We encourage all speakers and attendees to gather in groups during the breaks to discuss common research interests and opportunities. The topical areas include:
- Data Analytics/Bioinformatics
- Emergency Preparedness & Countermeasures
- Radiation Exposure/Assessment
- Health Communication Tools
- Epidemiology/Risk Assessment
- Scientific Assessment & Evaluation
- STEM Education Faculty & Student Opportunities
Visit the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions official website to view the agenda and featured speakers as well as complete your registration. Please designate a proxy to attend if you are unable to attend. Due to security requirements, registration for non-US Citizens closes on February 6, 2018 and registration for US Citizens closes on February 13, 2018. If you have any questions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORAU-Directed Research and Development Program: Phase 2 Deadline March 26, 2018
The deadline for the ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program Phase 2 joint ORAU/university proposal submissions is March 26, 2018. As a reminder, ODRD projects are joint collaborations consisting of innovative research-based approaches/solutions that fall within the intersection of ORAU’s core capabilities and our member universities research interests.
Universities may propose ODRD Concepts for potential collaboration with an ORAU subject matter expert (SME). University ODRD concepts are vetted by each school’s ORAU Councilor and submitted on the Value Through Partnerships External SharePoint Site: https://upo.orau.org/Partners/default.aspx. Research concepts need to be submitted as early as possible to provide sufficient time to develop the joint proposals.
After matching interests, Phase 1 and Phase 2 applications are submitted by the ORAU SME, on behalf of the collaboration team. Phase 1 participation is not a requirement for Phase 2. Phase 1 travel grants are considered on an on-going basis.
For additional program information, please visit the ODRD Program page on the ORAU website: http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members-only/odrd/default.aspx