LSO: 2019 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 Oct. 1 and March 31.
  • 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 and have 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 June 21, 2018. Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

  1. Brief (two-page maximum) event description including
    1. the date and location of the event
    2. other participating ORAU member institutions
    3. history of the event (if it is part of a series)
    4. purpose and scope of the event
    5. anticipated outcomes
    6. summary budget
  2. NIH Biosketch or brief CV (five pages max)

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