(CLOSED) ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

Sponsor Name: 
Description of the Award: 

ORAU Events Grants provide up to $4,000 in support of events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution.

Such events may include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition. Criteria for consideration include:

  • Participation by more than one ORAU institution is required. One ORAU member university will submit the proposal and manage the grant funds.
  • Potential impact of the event, including the number of institutions or participants will be a big factor in our decision.
  • Participation by students is considered a positive factor.
  • New events are preferred over ongoing or annual events with established financial models.
  • Preference will be given to events in STEM disciplines.
  • A representative from ORAU must be invited to the event and will attend, if possible.


  • Applications for events occurring between April 1 and September 30 must be received by March 1 and a competition will be at a later date.

Funding and Restrictions

  • Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU.
  • ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award.
  • All events must be completed by September 30 (the end of ORAU’s fiscal year.)


  • A report documenting participation and outcomes must be submitted within 30 days following the event. Reports may be submitted to university.partnerships@orau.org.
Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Mar 01, 2019
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 
  • Fill out required fields on the application
To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 4:00pm
Brantley, Susan (Geosciences, EMS) 2/11/19