ORCA grants are awarded to students whose proposals possess exceptional potential to make a difference. In order to participate, students must work under the direction of a mentor. We encourage faculty members to support students in their research endeavors and help them through the application process.

Application procedures may be reviewed at:  ORCAs

Deadlines for the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • Aug 26 – Application period begins
  • Oct 31 – ORCA student deadline
  • Nov 7 – ORCA Mentor endorsement deadline
  • Middle of Feb – ORCAs announced
  • End of Feb – ORCA checks available
  • June 30 – Final reports deadline (April 2014 graduates)
  • Dec 31 – Final reports deadline (everyone else)