About ORAU

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions for the Department of Energy and other agencies to advance science education and workforce development and protect health and the environment. We do this by integrating unique laboratory capabilities, specialized teams of experts and a consortium of 100+ universities. We connect the right people and resources to get things done, and we put the full power of our organization behind every project—both large and small.

In addition to the NASA Postdoctoral Program, ORAU administers dozens of student and faculty research programs that provide scientific discovery and innovation through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Visit the ORAU website to learn more about our how we're strengthening our nation’s R&D priorities and advancing STEM workforce development initiatives.