The Emerging Research Park Award is presented to an emerging park that has been in operation less than TEN (10) years. Applicants must have been an AURP member since September 2017 and will have excelled in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs, and public revenue. These parks actively participate in the university and federal lab community, creating an important positive effect on research funding and on recruitment of superior students, faculty, and researchers.

Nominations will be accepted up to Friday, July 13, 2018, so please be sure to submit your application on or before that date.

All of this year's AURP Award Winners will be honored at the AURP 2018 International Conference Awards LuncheonĀ at The Hotel in College Park, Maryland.

AURP members may submit any number of nominations for this award, and may also be their own park, so don't be shy! Please be aware that individuals and parks may be nominated for a maximum of TWO awards categories; however, a park or individual will only be awarded in ONE category. Each submission must be for one award only.

Each item on the nomination form will be ranked by a point system.

Decisions of the Awards Committee are final, and all scores are confidential and undisclosed. The Awards Committee reserves the right to decide which awards will be given each year, and not all awards will be given every year.

So let's begin!

* 1. Name of Nominated Research Park
(please remember that park must have been founded no earlier that TEN years ago)

* 2. City, State, Zip Code, Phone and Email address

* 3. Web Address of Nominee's Park

* 4. Nominated by:
(please note that if you are nominating your own park, you can just enter "self"...and know that we're happy to have you apply!)

* 5. Please describe the nominated park's activities and accomplishments and why they should be honored by AURP. Please limit your comments to 250 words.

* 6. Please describe technologies from this park that have led to economically-viable business activities. (250 word limit)

* 7. Please describe how this park has promoted the growth of businesses, jobs, and public revenue. (750 word limit)

* 8. Please list any notable accomplishments such as awards and special recognitions that this park has received.

Please provide any appropriate collateral media that demonstrate the achievements of the nominated park. Up to 10 pages maximum will be permitted. These items must be submitted electronically in PDF format no later than Friday, July 13, 2018 to Vickie Palmer at VickiePalmer@aurp.net. Please be sure to have your email have a subject line of "Emerging Research Park Award Nomination Materials".

* 9. Please provide the name and contact information for three professional references, who are familiar with the nominated park.

* 10. Any other comments you'd like to add?

Thank you so much for your submission. We will announce the winners in the College Park, Maryland.
Please visit www.aurp.net to register!

See you there!