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ORAU accepting proposals for its 2014 Education Grants program

Educators in Anderson County are encouraged to make proposals for nearly $40,000 in educational support funding

May 6, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU is preparing for its annual education grants program and invites Anderson County schools to submit funding proposals to help expand their programs in science, mathematics, and technology. ORAU’s mission is to advance national priorities and serve the public interest by integrating academic, government, and scientific resources both locally and globally, and the organization is committed to improving educational opportunities in Anderson County.

Funds are available to schools located in Anderson County for projects in science, technology, and math to be carried out during the 2014-2015 school year. Last year, ORAU awarded more than $39,000 to 27 teachers from 17 local schools for projects including a digital collection of math and science books, new science lab equipment, and technology for a school listening hub. For a list of winners from last year please visit

Schools with projects for consideration for ORAU funding should complete and submit three proposal forms, which can be found at Proposal forms must be received by June 6, 2014, to be considered.

Projects will be funded based on quality, educational enrichment, creativity, and available funds. Awards will be announced this summer and recipients will be notified by phone. Questions should be directed to ORAU Education Grants Project Manager Jenna Blair at (865) 574-8669 or

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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