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ORAU Events Sponsorship Program - Fall 2019 -- Internal competition deadline
Tuesday, August 06, 2019, 08:00am - 05:00pm
Contact Bob McGarrett, VPR: bob.mcgarrett@austin.utexas.edu

Internal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm CST, Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Funding Organization Deadline: 5:00 pm CST, Sunday, September 1, 2019

Discipline/Subject Area: All Disciplines

Funding Available: $4,000.00

Documents Required for UT Internal Submission  

  • Completed ORAU Events Program Application Form 

Overview of Opportunity 

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. 


  • Up to $4,000 can be requested to support events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution.
  • Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.
  • This call is for events occurring between 10/01/2019 and 03/31/2019.
  • A representative from ORAU must be invited to the event and will attend, if possible.
  • Funding must be awarded prior to the event—retroactive funds requests will not be considered.
  • ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU.
  • A report must be submitted within 30 days following the event documenting participation and outcomes.


  • Potential engagement of others, especially students
  • Probability of a long-term collaboration
  • New or enhanced collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)
  • Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the event.
  • Preference will be given to events in STEM disciplines.

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Important Dates: 

Documents due to CompetitionSpace: 5pm CST, Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline: 5pm CST, Sunday, September 1, 2019