ORAU Information: University Partnerships Office (UPO) Annual Program Opportunities and Deadlines

The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide the information below regarding annual opportunities only available to ORAU sponsoring and associate members. Please forward only within your institution.

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 university.partnerships@orau.org.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards


The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. The deadline for applications for the FY 2018 awards is Monday, January 8, at noon EST. Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year. All applications must be received electronically at PoweAwards@orau.org. Fax submittals will not be accepted.


ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program


The FY 2018 competition for collaborative awards of up to $75,000 to be shared between the university and ORAU researchers is now open. We anticipate and expect that these seed funds will position the collaborative teams to be more competitive for new, external funding opportunities. The deadline for joint ORAU/university proposals is March 26, 2018 and potential university partners are encouraged to submit concepts for discussion with ORAU partners as soon as possible.


ORAU Events Sponsorship Program


Cycle 2 applications are due March 1, 2018 for events occurring between April 1 and September 30. Each member university is limited to two awards per fiscal year. Awards in the 2018 cycle 1 competition are included in the limit.


ORAU Travel Grants Program


Proposals accepted anytime. Each member university may submit up to two requests per fiscal year.


Heidelberg Laureate Forum:


Topic is Computer Science & Mathematics and UPO will announce additional details by November 8, 2017; applications are due February 9, 2018.


Lindau Laureate Forum:

http://www.lindau-nobel.org/  http://www.orau.org/lindau/

Topic is Physics and UPO will announce additional details by July 2018. 

For more information on the Program Deadlines and Upcoming Events, please visit our Faculty and Student Programs page at: https://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/default.aspx