ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

Visit the ORAU Events Sponsorship Program website.

VPR Internal Deadline
8/15 and 2/15 annually

Funding Agency Deadline
9/1 and 3/1 annually

Funding or Award Criteria
Criteria for decisions to award Event Sponsorship grants include:

•  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. 

•  A representative from ORAU must be invited to the event and will attend, if possible.

•  ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU.

•  The event must be held by September 30 (the end of ORAU’s fiscal year.)

Eligibility
Up to $4,000 can be requested to support events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution (Directory: http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members.aspx).

# of Nominees Allowed
Each College/School, and VPR ORU may submit 1 recommendation per event deadline using a request form, following the schedule below:

•  If the event will take place between Oct. 1 and May 31 of the following year, applications are due by Sept. 1 (VPR deadline is 8/15).

•  If the event will take place between April 1 and Sept. 30, applications are due by March 1 (VPR deadline is 2/15).

VPR Required Documents
A completed request form.

Notes
A report must be submitted within 30 days following the event documenting participation and outcomes via email to liza@austin.utexas.edu.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance
Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Department of Chemical Engineering, "Texas Air-Quality Researchers Meeting"