Faculty working on a research projectThe Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards are competitive research awards that provide seed money for junior faculty members that often result in additional funding from other sources. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).

Eligibility for the Powe Awards is open to full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their tenure track appointment at the time of application.

Research projects must fall within one of these five disciplines:

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

UAB can nominate up to two junior faculty every year. The UAB nominations are submitted by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities member councilor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Professor and Associate Dean. The faculty preparing applications are encouraged to contact the Dean’s office for additional details.