Collaborative Proposals

The research agenda of the OERA is shared in a significant way with other organizations. OERA was designed to collaborate with like-minded research entities to leverage the investment of public and private funds to maximize the validity of the research conducted. The OERA Board will identify such entities and formalize their research interests through Memoranda of Understanding or in some cases formal Memoranda of Agreement.

Collaborative projects received by a Program/Research Manager or OERA staff are conveyed to the appropriate Area Sub-committee (ASC) for evaluation (the ASC may use outside technical experts). Proposals receiving positive evaluations by the ASC are forwarded to the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and if recommended by the RAC are sent to the OERA Board with a funding recommendation.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please visit our ‘how to apply’ page.