The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) is managed by ORAU.

ORAU is a consortium of more than 100 Ph.D granting academic institutions bringing together university faculty and students to collaborate on major scientific initiatives that help keep America on the leading edge of science and technology.

Fundamental to ORAU’s mission objectives are:

  • Strengthening our nation’s research and development enterprise through education and research participation programs
  • Ensuring the readiness of our nation to respond to terrorist incidents and other emergencies
  • Protecting workers, the public, and the environment through research, outreach, and verification activities.

Learn more about ORAU’s work to strengthen our nation’s research and development enterprise and to advance science education initiatives by visiting the ORAU website.