The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU)

Internal Deadline: 
Wed, December 20 2017 - 5:00 pm
Funding Agency Deadline: 
Mon, January 08 2018
Program Description: 

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed funding for junior faculty to conduct research.  The award amount is $5000 from ORAU and is matched with $5000 by the VPR.  Eligibility is limited to full-time assistant professors within two years of their initial tenure-track appointment.  The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:  Engineering & Applied Science, Life Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Policy, Management or Education.  OSU may submit two nominations/cycle.

*****For this limited submission we are requesting that ADRs forward a single nomination from each college.  The nomination should include a two-page (not including the CV) research proposal that addresses 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
  • the available research facilities and resources
  • a budget justification
  • a one page CV

From past experience we know that collaborative relationships at ORNL are a bonus, please be sure your nominee includes any collaboration information in the proposal.

Number of Nominees Allowed: 


Nominee(s) Selected to Advance: 

Yu Feng, CEAT
Jeanne Bolliger, A&S 

Posting Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017