Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M University and The Texas A&M University System Agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.
Institutional Eligibility: Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year.
PI Eligibility: Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application are eligible. If there is a question on eligibility, the ORAU Councilor makes the final decision.
The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).
Proposal Limit: 2
Summary: The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).
The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:
• Engineering and Applied Science
• Life Sciences
• Mathematics/Computer Sciences
• Physical Sciences
• Policy, Management, or Education
Applicants are encouraged to develop research collaborations with government, private-sector, and other academic researchers. Such alliances enrich and extend not only the reach of your efforts, but the nation’s research enterprise, overall.
Because of the close working relationship between ORAU and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Award Committee particularly encourages collaborative interaction with ORNL. Thus, substantive interdisciplinary research and inter-institutional research partnerships will be considered as very positive factors in the review process, and will increase chances for success.
October 23, 2013: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one-three sentence description of the project.
Send email of intent to email@example.com
October 30, 2013: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.
All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.
Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a 2 page research proposal and a 1-page abbreviated resume/biosketch with a second page listing publications and/or presentations. The 2 page research proposal should follow the requirements specified in the sponsor’s application instructions and should include:
• 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
• The available research facilities and resources
• A budget justification
• (optional) additional single page of references relating to the proposal
The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 979.862.2233.
November 20, 2013: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.
January 10, 2014: Sponsor deadline for the full application.
Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions. Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.