Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the limited submission program is open to all Texas A&M faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. The 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 within two years of their initial tenure track appointment (1/11/2011 through 1/11/2013) at the time of application at an ORAU member institution are eligible.
The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS).
Proposal Limit: 2
Summary: The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. 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 25, 2012, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.
Send email of intent to email@example.com
November 1, 2012, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit an internal proposal. All proposals for the limited submission program must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.
Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a 1-3 page research plan summary, bio-sketch, and budget (if required).
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 on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 979.862.2233.
November 15, 2012: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.
January 11, 2013: Sponsor deadline for the full application.
Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University 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.
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