In light of recent budgetary impacts caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, ORAU has made the difficult decision that 2020 Phase 2 ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) research projects will not be funded. We regret the impact this will have on our university partners, and want to emphasize that this decision was not based on a change in research priorities.
Strong relationships between ORAU and our member universities are of vital importance to our mutual success. Over the past few months, we have identified three areas for improvement that will enable mechanisms for strengthening ORAU collaborations with our member institutions and ensure better alignment with science and technology areas of strategic importance to ORAU as we look forward to FY2021. Further details will be provided in the next Listserv.