Nominations being accepted for inaugural ORISE Future of Science Awards Awards celebrate ORISE's 30th anniversary and outstanding participant achievements

Nominations being accepted for inaugural ORISE Future of Science Awards

August 4, 2022

To honor the 30th anniversary of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, we are proud to announce the inaugural Future of Science Awards. This prestigious award recognizes excellence performed by ORISE participants in the areas of scientific achievement, professional growth, project contributions, and leadership

Eligibility: The individual must be an active ORISE participant on August 24, 2022. ORISE participants who are minors, high school students, faculty, and established scientists are not eligible for these awards.

Nominations: Mentors and leaders at sponsoring organizations may nominate outstanding participants for the award.

Nomination Form

Deadlines: The deadline to nominate is August 24, 2022. Awards will be announced by ORISE Director Dr. William J. (Jim) Vosburg during a virtual webinar on September 15, 2022.

Prizes: Cash prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to the selected nominee in each of three categories:

  • Undergraduate student and post-baccalaureate participants;
  • Graduate student and post-masters participants; and
  • Postdoctoral participants.

In addition, winners will receive a personalized plaque and will be featured in future ORISE podcasts, social media, and feature articles. For more information, contact us at

Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Director, Communications
Phone: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Manager, Communications
Phone: 865.207.7953

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