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Universities face ever-present challenges for funding research. ORAU actively works with its member universities to connect their expertise with government and private sector organizations and to create meaningful partnerships for innovation in scientific research and education. Opportunities provided by ORAU include grants for faculty to travel to establish collaboration with other scientists. In addition, ORAU administers internship and fellowship programs that link thousands of faculty and students each year with projects at national laboratories and federal research centers.

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    ORAU-Directed Research and Development

    The ODRD program fosters collaboration among ORAU subject matter experts and member universities by funding innovative research-based approaches or solutions that fall within the needs of ORAU and our customers, as well as the research interests of our member institutions.

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    Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards Program

    The Powe Awards program rewards ambitious young faculty at the beginning of their tenure by investing in their early research. 

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    Events Sponsorship Program

    This program provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one member institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU member institution by a well-known speaker, workshops or conferences with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

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Alabama

    • Location: Normal, Alabama
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1989
    • Member Councilor: Lloyd T. Walker
    • Website: Alabama A&M University
    • Location: Auburn, Alabama
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Jennifer L. Kerpelman
    • Website: Auburn University
    • Location: Tuskegee, Alabama
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1953
    • Member Councilor: Shaik Jeelani
    • Website: Tuskegee University
    • Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: John C. Higginbotham
    • Website: University of Alabama
    • Location: Mobile, Alabama
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1990
    • Member Councilor: Lynne U. Chronister
    • Website: University of South Alabama

Arizona

    • Location: Tempe, Arizona
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2017
    • Member Councilor: Sethuraman Panchanathan
    • Website: Arizona State University

Arkansas

    • Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2004
    • Member Councilor: Andrew Sustich
    • Website: Arkansas State University
    • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1948
    • Member Councilor: Kim LaScola Needy
    • Website: University of Arkansas

Colorado

    • Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2013
    • Member Councilor: Alan S. Rudolph
    • Website: Colorado State University

Connecticut

    • Location: New Haven, Connecticut
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2017
    • Member Councilor: Pamela Caudill
    • Website: Yale University

Delaware

    • Location: Newark, Delaware
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1980
    • Member Councilor: Cordell M. Overby
    • Website: University of Delaware

Florida

    • Location: Boca Raton, Florida
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2002
    • Member Councilor: Daniel C. Flynn
    • Website: Florida Atlantic University
    • Location: Tallahassee, Florida
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1951
    • Member Councilor: W. Ross Ellington
    • Website: Florida State University
    • Location: Gainesville, Florida
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1948
    • Member Councilor: David P. Norton
    • Website: University of Florida
    • Location: Coral Gables, Florida
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1956
    • Member Councilor: Derin Ural
    • Website: University of Miami
    • Location: Tampa, Florida
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1990
    • Member Councilor: Paul R. Sanberg
    • Website: University of South Florida

Georgia

    • Location: Augusta, Georgia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2004
    • Member Councilor: Michael Diamond
    • Website: Augusta University
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: Atlanta University joined the ORAU Consortium in 1980. In 1988, it joined with Clark College to form the new Clark Atlanta University.
    • Member Councilor: Olugbemiga A. Olatidoye
    • Website: Clark Atlanta University
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: David Wynes
    • Website: Emory University
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Timothy Lieuwen
    • Website: Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1990
    • Member Councilor: James Weyhenmeyer
    • Website: Georgia State University
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 1996
    • Member Councilor: Michael Hodge
    • Website: Morehouse College
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2018
    • Member Councilor: Claudia Scholz
    • Website: Spelman College
    • Location: Athens, Georgia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1948
    • Member Councilor: David C. Lee
    • Website: University of Georgia

Idaho

    • Location: Pocatello, Idaho
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Cornelis J. Van der Schyf
    • Website: Idaho State University

Illinois

Indiana

    • Location: Bloomington, Indiana
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2004
    • Member Councilor: Rick Van Kooten
    • Website: Indiana University
    • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2012
    • Member Councilor: Jeffrey Bolin
    • Website: Purdue University
    • Location: South Bend, Indiana
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1992
    • Member Councilor: Robert J. Bernhard
    • Website: University of Notre Dame

Kentucky

    • Location: Berea, Kentucky
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 1996
    • Member Councilor: Matthew Saderholm
    • Website: Berea College
    • Location: Richmond, Kentucky
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2009
    • Member Councilor: Jerry Pogatshnik
    • Website: Eastern Kentucky University
    • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Lisa A. Cassis
    • Website: University of Kentucky
    • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1948
    • Member Councilor: William M. Pierce, Jr.
    • Website: University of Louisville
    • Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Cathleen J. Webb
    • Website: Western Kentucky University

Louisiana

    • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Kalliat T. Valsaraj
    • Website: Louisiana State University
    • Location: New Orleans, Louisana
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Michael Cunningham
    • Website: Tulane University
    • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1976
    • Member Councilor: Matthew A. Tarr
    • Website: University of New Orleans

Maryland

    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2006
    • Member Councilor: Collin Leslie Broholm
    • Website: Johns Hopkins University
    • Location: College Park, Maryland
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1951
    • Member Councilor: Laurie E. Locascio
    • Website: University of Maryland

Michigan

    • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Stephen Hsu
    • Website: Michigan State University
    • Location: Rochester, Michigan
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2017
    • Member Councilor: David A. Stone
    • Website: Oakland University
    • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1994
    • Member Councilor: S. Jack Hu.
    • Website: University of Michigan
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2004
    • Member Councilor: Stephen Lanier
    • Website: Wayne State University

Mississippi

    • Location: Jackson, Mississippi
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1994
    • Member Councilor: Joseph A. Whittaker
    • Website: Jackson State University
    • Location: Starkville, Mississippi
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1949
    • Member Councilor: David Shaw
    • Website: Mississippi State University
    • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1948
    • Member Councilor: Joseph Gladden
    • Website: University of Mississippi

Missouri

    • Location: Columbia, Missouri
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1981
    • Member Councilor: Mark A. McIntosh
    • Website: University of Missouri

Nevada

    • Location: Reno, Nevada
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1997
    • Member Councilor: Mridul Gautam
    • Website: University of Nevada, Reno

New Jersey

    • Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2007
    • Member Councilor: Terri Goss Kinzy
    • Website: Rutgers University

New Mexico

    • Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1991
    • Member Councilor: Luis Vazquez
    • Website: New Mexico State University
    • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1994
    • Member Councilor: Gabriel Lopez
    • Website: University of New Mexico

New York

    • Location: Syracuse, New York
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2012
    • Member Councilor: Zhanjiang (John) Liu
    • Website: Syracuse University
    • Location: New York City, New York
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2014
    • Member Councilor: Ashiwel Undieh
    • Website: The City College of New York
    • Location: Albany, New York
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2018
    • Member Councilor: Satyendra Kumar
    • Website: University at Albany

North Carolina

    • Location: Durham, North Carolina
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Keith Hurka-Owen
    • Website: Duke University
    • Location: Greenville, North Carolina
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Jefferson Shinpaugh
    • Website: East Carolina University
    • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2003
    • Member Councilor: Hang Chen
    • Website: Johnson C. Smith University
    • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Bradley T. Jones
    • Website: Wake Forest University
    • Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2005
    • Member Councilor: Brian D. Kloeppel
    • Website: Western Carolina University

Ohio

    • Location: Columbus, Ohio
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2003
    • Member Councilor: Caroline Whitacre
    • Website: Ohio State University
    • Location: Athens, Ohio
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2016
    • Member Councilor: Joseph Shields
    • Website: Ohio University
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2005
    • Member Councilor: Patrick A. Limbach
    • Website: University of Cincinnati
    • Location: Toledo, Ohio
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2016
    • Member Councilor: Frank J. Calzonetti
    • Website: University of Toledo

Oklahoma

    • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1980
    • Member Councilor: Toni Shaklee
    • Website: Oklahoma State University
    • Location: Norman, Oklahoma
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1949
    • Member Councilor: Mark Yeary
    • Website: University of Oklahoma
    • Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Janet A. Haggerty
    • Website: University of Tulsa

Oregon

    • Location: Corvallis, Oregon
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2018
    • Member Councilor: Cynthia Sagers
    • Website: Oregon State University

Pennsylvania

    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2006
    • Member Councilor: David J. Quinn
    • Website: Carnegie Mellon University
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2013
    • Member Councilor: Ronald Kander
    • Website: Jefferson University
    • Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2015
    • Member Councilor: Alan J. Snyder
    • Website: Lehigh University
    • Location: State College, Pennsylvania
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2006
    • Member Councilor: Neil A. Sharkey
    • Website: Penn State University
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2014
    • Member Councilor: Michele M. Masucci
    • Website: Temple University
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1994
    • Member Councilor: Rob A. Rutenbar
    • Website: University of Pittsburgh
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2017
    • Member Councilor: Peter M. Donohue
    • Website: Villanova University

South Carolina

    • Location: Clemson, South Carolina
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1952
    • Member Councilor: Tanju Karanfil
    • Website: Clemson University
    • Location: Charleston, South Carolina
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 1996
    • Member Councilor: Joseph Carson
    • Website: College of Charleston
    • Location: Columbia, South Carolina
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1950
    • Member Councilor: Prakash Nagarkatti
    • Website: University of South Carolina

Tennessee

    • Location: Harrogate, Tennessee
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Amiel Jarstfer
    • Website: Lincoln Memorial University
    • Location: Maryville, Tennessee
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 1990
    • Member Councilor: Jerilyn M. Swann
    • Website: Maryville College
    • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1955
    • Member Councilor: Maria Fatima Lima
    • Website: Meharry Medical College
    • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Lesia Crumpton-Young
    • Website: Tennessee State University
    • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1971
    • Member Councilor: Andrew Meyers
    • Website: University of Memphis
    • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Bruce LaMattina
    • Website: University of Tennessee
    • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Sharon M. Weiss
    • Website: Vanderbilt University

Texas

    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1949
    • Member Councilor: Yousif Shamoo
    • Website: Rice University
    • Location: College Station, Texas
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1950
    • Member Councilor: Mark A. Barteau
    • Website: Texas A&M University
    • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1962
    • Member Councilor: Bonnie E. Melhart
    • Website: Texas Christian University
    • Location: Lubbock, TX
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2011
    • Member Councilor: Joseph A. Heppert
    • Website: Texas Tech University
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1976
    • Member Councilor: Amr Elnashai
    • Website: University of Houston
    • Location: Denton, Texas
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1955
    • Member Councilor: Narendra Dahotre
    • Website: University of North Texas
    • Location: Austin, Texas
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Daniel T. Jaffe
    • Website: University of Texas at Austin

Utah

    • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2013
    • Member Councilor: David B. Kieda
    • Website: University of Utah
    • Location: Logan, Utah
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 2012
    • Member Councilor: Mark R. McLellan
    • Website: Utah State University

Virginia

    • Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1966
    • Member Councilor: Dennis M. Manos
    • Website: College of William and Mary
    • Location: Fairfax, Virginia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Deborah Crawford
    • Website: George Mason University
    • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
    • ORAU Associate Member since: 2010
    • Member Councilor: Stacey Franklin Jones
    • Website: Norfolk State University
    • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: David J. Hudson
    • Website: University of Virginia
    • Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1949
    • Member Councilor: Terry Herdman
    • Website: Virginia Tech

Washington, D.C.

    • Location: Washington, D.C.
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1946 (Charter Member)
    • Member Councilor: Ralph Albano
    • Website: Catholic University of America
    • Location: Washington, D.C.
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1993
    • Member Councilor: Spiros Dimolitsas
    • Website: Georgetown University
    • Location: Washington, D.C.
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1990
    • Member Councilor: Anthony K. Wutoh
    • Website: Howard University

West Virginia

    • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
    • ORAU Sponsoring Institution since: 1957
    • Member Councilor: Sheena Murphy
    • Website: West Virginia University

Wisconsin

Our Experts

Arlene Garrison

Arlene Garrison, Ph.D.

Expertise: Online process analysis, vibrational spectroscopy methods, technology transfer, STEM diversity and inclusion

  • Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • Chair, Business Management and Development Division of the American Chemical Society, 2018
  • National Science Foundation Small Business (SBIR-STTR) Advisory Committee, 2011-2018
Cathy Fore

Cathy Fore

Expertise: Leads science and technology-focused partnership initiatives among ORAU’s 100+ member universities, federal agencies, and private industry. She has extensive knowledge of the research expertise within the university consortium and serves as a central resource for matching the needs and interests of scientists and engineers across a broad spectrum of organizations.

  • 2018 HBCU Week Conference

    ORAU's Cathy Fore will speak at the White House Initiative on HBCUs Conference on Sept. 17 as part of a panel focused on Leveraging Public Private Partnerships for Competitive HBCUs.

    Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park  | 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC

  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

    As an investment in the future of science education in America, ORAU’s Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards Program rewards ambitious young faculty at our member universities.

    Deadline is January 7, 2019

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  • 74th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions

    Theme: Ensuring A Robust U.S. Energy Future

    March 4-6, 2019

    Pollard Technology Conference Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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  • Events Sponsorship Program

    The Events Sponsorship Program provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

    Deadline is March 1, 2019

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  • Events Sponsorship Program

    The Events Sponsorship Program provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

    Deadline is September 1, 2019

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Contact us

To learn more about ORAU's University Partnership programs, contact us at 865.576.6513 or university.partnerships@orau.org.