About ORAU

ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, provides science, health, and workforce solutions that address national priorities and serve the public interest. Through our specialized teams of experts and access to a consortium of more than 150 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local, and commercial customers to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions and help advance their missions. 

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.