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ORISE Mentors/Customers

How to Start a Program

Because ORAU manages the ORISE contract for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), it is easy for a new customer to initiate a project through DOE’s Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP) program to get research appointments started quickly.

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      • ORAU will provide the customer with the ORISE proposal template.
      • Once the customer has reviewed and approved it, ORAU will submit the proposal to DOE.
      • In a matter of weeks, the project can be in place, and new appointments can begin!


Once the project is in place, the sponsor then sends funding to DOE to support the research appointments planned.  ORAU will provide ORISE estimated cost for any academic level of participant, to include relocation, travel and/or health allowances, tuition and fees, or other possible costs. 

ORAU will process all applications, award offers based on sponsor selections, and administering the appointment stipend and other payments for the ORISE Program.

To learn more about SPP at ORISE, contact ORAUMaryland@orau.org.