College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission-ORAU

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Monday Sep 19, 2011


Sponsor:          Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Program:          Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Limitations:       UT Austin may submit TWO applications

Program Guidelines:  The complete solicitation can be found at

Internal Review Procedures:

Please submit the following materials electronically to no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2011:

1. Two page maximum research summary

2. The bio sketch of the UT PI (an abbreviated resume is acceptable for internal review as required by the sponsor)

3. Proposed match for $5,000.

4. Recommended: Short endorsement from departmental chair to be incorporated into letter of nomination.


*****Each college may submit two (2) ranked nominees.*****

Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application 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

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).
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.

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