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About ORAU

The Maryland office of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide;

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) that allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Senior Researchers, Summer Faculty, and Journeyman Fellows to engage in research on problems, of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL.  These programs provide a flow of qualified researchers and technical experts to participate in current research and development activities related to our customers’ critical mission.

The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Initiative to Support Promising Research (INSPIRE) Program is designed to provide a flow of talent into the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) to support and inform current research and development activities around health care delivery and payment reforms associated with Section 1115A(a)(3) of the Social Security Act. In addition, the program links the Innovation Center to capabilities of the academic and medical community to serve as a catalyst for transformational change.  The program taps talent in the private sector and academia to help solve national issues involving health care while enhancing educational programs and strengthening the talent base in health innovation science and technology research. Some of the projects that participants may support under this contract include the development of new models involving delivery system reforms, accountable care organizations, bundled payments, value-based purchasing and other programs that incentivize better care coordination. 

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering,  Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering,  Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science,  Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics,  Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics,  Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy,  and more. 

Please contact the ORAU Maryland office at (410) 306-9200 or with any questions.