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ORAU University Partnerships Office
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016

The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide information on two opportunities which are available to all institutions.  This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.


ORAU Information:  Oak Ridge National Laboratory Innovation Crossroads


Do you have a game changing energy technology idea? Five aspiring entrepreneurs will be chosen to mature their ideas for clean energy solutions at ORNL and launch new companies. Proposals are due November 18 and can lead to awards of up to $350,000 in R&D funding to use in ORNL’s research facilities, plus a fellowship for up to two years. High-impact ideas that address the Department of Energy’s mission and leverage core ORNL R&D capabilities are invited. Eligible proposers must possess 5 years of technical experience, be first time entrepreneurs, and be US citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Additional information is available and applications can be submitted at  or by contacting Tom Rogers,


ORAU Information: Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2017 Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR17) Conference


The 12th Annual Cyber Security Conference at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee will bring together cyber security researchers, program managers, security vendors, and practitioners to discuss many challenging tasks and novel solutions pertaining to cyber security. Research papers describing novel contributions in any area of cyber and information security are solicited.


Submission Deadline (Full Papers) Sunday, 4 December 2016

Notification of Acceptance (Full Papers) Friday, 20 January 2017

Submission Deadline (Short Papers) Sunday, 12 February 2017

Notification of Acceptance (Short Papers) Friday, 3 March 2017

Early Registration Deadline Sunday, 19 March 2017

Registration Deadline Friday, 31 March 2017


Full submission and registration information can be found at:

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