Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is accepting applications for its Events Sponsorship Program. This funding opportunity is to support events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

Criteria for Event Sponsorship grants include:

  • Potential engagement of others, especially students
  • Probability of a long-term collaboration
  • New or enhanced collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)
  • Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the visit.

Because MU is limited to one application per fiscal year for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and include 1) a summary of the location, purpose, and scope of the event, as well as history of the event (if it is part of a series) and other relevant details, 2) other participating ORAU institutions, 3) anticipated outcome(s) of the event, 4) budget request (including leverage from other sources), 5) the deadline for which the proposal will be submitted, and 6) the names of at least two MU personnel who would be qualified to serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent.


Up to $4,000 can be requested to support events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

The first deadline is Dec. 15, 2010, intended to support events to be held through June 30, 2011. The second deadline is March 30, 2011, and will support events to take place through Sept. 30, 2011.


All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at