Limited Submission Programs - Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) - Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Summary of Opportunity
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) - Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards
OSP Deadline 01/06/14
Funding Agency Deadline 01/10/14 by close of business
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.


Full-time assistant professors within two years of their initial tenure track appointment (1/10/2012 through 01/10/2014) at the time of application at an ORAU member institution are eligible.

The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:

  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics/Computer Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Policy, Management, or Education
Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed UT Austin may submit TWO applications
Required Internal Review Documents

Please submit the following materials electronically to no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination (required)
  2. Two page maximum research summary
  3. Short bio sketch of the UT PI (an abbreviated resume is acceptable for internal review as required by the sponsor)
  4. Proposed match for $5,000.

Each college may submit two (2) ranked nominees.


Funding Source and Duration

Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Dr. Andrew Esbaugh, College of Natural Sciences

Dr. Nicole Benedek, Cockrell School of Engineering

Posting Date 12/04/13