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Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Competition 2015

Program:  Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has announced the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award competition for 2015. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of junior faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Each award is $5,000 for one year (June 1 to May 31) and requires an institutional match of $5,000 (to provided by ORSP). UM internal due date for applications is December 11, 2014.

UM may nominate up to two full-time assistant professors whose initial tenure track appointment began between 1/12/2013 and 1/12/2015. The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:

  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics/Computer Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Policy, Management, or Education

To be considered for nomination, follow the instructions at: http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/powe/instructions-faculty.aspx.  

Deadlines:  Submit your three documents via email attachment to Jason Hale (jghale@olemiss.edu) before 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2014. Application materials will be reviewed, UM nominees selected, and applicants notified by the ORSP by December 15, 2014.  Selected applicants should then ask their department chair or dean to send the required letter of recommendation (in Word or PDF format) via e-mail attachment to Jason Hale before January 6, 2015.  These letters should be addressed to Dr. Alice M. Clark, Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Mississippi.

The ORAU deadline is 11 am CST, January 12, 2015.

Questions may be directed to Jason Hale (jghale@olemiss.edu).

Sponsor Website: http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/powe/