Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Since 1993, students and faculty of Idaho State University have benefited from ISU's membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 91 colleges and universities, and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, the DOE facility operated by ORAU, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, and faculty may access a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students may participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. Many of these programs are specially designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science- and engineering-related disciplines. A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, or by calling either of the contact persons below.

ORAU's Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU's members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs, such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scientist Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research, and support programs, as well as services to chief research officers.

For more information about ORAU and its programs, visit the ORAU website at www.orau.gov.

Or contact:

Dr. Dave Rodgers
Office for Research
(208) 282-1157

Or contact:

Monnie E. Champion
ORAU Corporate Secretary
(865) 576-3306