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Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Application Instructions for Faculty Members

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Who is eligible?

  • Full-time assistant professors within two years of their initial tenure track appointment (Jan. 9, 2017 through Jan. 9, 2019) at the time of application at an ORAU member institution are eligible.

What do you need?

Note: All documents must be in PDF format. There are no general formatting requirements (e.g., font, margins, etc.) other than page lengths stated below. Please ensure you have all documents before proceeding to the ORAU PeerNet intake system.

  1. One-page abbreviated resume
  2. One-page listing publications and/or presentations
  3. Two-page research proposal that should address the following:
    • Research goals and objectives and relevant background
    • Expected research outcomes and relevance
    • Research design and methodology
    • Competence of the applicant to perform the proposed research
    • Available research facilities and resources
    • Budget justification
    • Additional single page of references relating to the proposal (optional)

Instructions

  1. Receive letter of support from your ORAU Councilor and link to the PeerNet intake system from your councilor
  2. Gather all documents listed above and ensure they are in PDF format
  3. Go to the PeerNet intake system and complete the required fields in each section (see PeerNet Proposal Collection PI User Guide for step-by-step instructions)
  4. Upload all required documents as directed
  5. Preview and submit

If you have any questions or need assistance with the PeerNet intake system, please send an email to poweawards@orau.org during ORAU business hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EST. ORAU will be closed on major holidays.

Contact us

For more information about the Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, contact the University Partnerships office at 865.576.6513 or PoweAwards@orau.org.