Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorship Program

Vanderbilt may submit one application to the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Events Sponsorship Program. Applicants may request up to $4,000 to support events that 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.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Event must occur between April 1 and Sept. 30.
  • Funding must be awarded prior to the event.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Potential impact of the event, including the number of institutions or participants. Student participation is considered a positive factor.
  • New events have preference over events that are ongoing with an established financial model.
  • Preference will be given to events in STEM disciplines.

Internal application process:

Interested faculty should submit the below items (in PDF format) to by 5 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2017. Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

Brief (two-page maximum) event description including:

  • the date and location of the event
  • other participating ORAU member institutions
  • history of the event (if it is part of a series)
  • purpose and scope of the event
  • anticipated outcomes
  • summary budget
  • NIH Biosketch or brief CV (five pages max)

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to