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Benefits of Membership

Membership in the ORAU Consortium provides exclusive opportunities for faculty and students

A consortium of major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU advances scientific research and education through partnerships with academia and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as our investment in the community.

Unique funding vehicles - ORAU’s Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicles may assist member universities support federal customers. ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) investment program provides a path for funding innovative research-based approaches/solutions with our partner universities.

Professional growth - ORAU’s numerous annual programs offer grants, knowledge-strengthening competitions, and interactions with scientific leaders that will enhance your institution’s faculty and students’ professional growth.

Collaborations - ORAU is principal key resource for engaging academia in the research- and education-related actions of UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Y-12 National Security Complex/National Nuclear Security Administration and DOE.  Our members actively collaborate with other national laboratories, federal agencies, educational and governmental entities, and the private sector.

Join ORAU as it builds on its rich history in promoting excellence in science and education to effect innovative changes in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, and to positively influence America’s education agenda.

To learn more about how to become an ORAU consortium member, contact Arlene Garrison, Vice President, University Partnerships, 865.576.6513 or

For more information

Arlene Garrison
Vice President,
University Partnerships
Work: 865.576.6513