The Outstanding Research Park Award recognizes the parks that excel 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 Hotel at the AURP 2018 International Conference in College Park, Maryland; hosted by UMC Discovery District.

This is your chance to nominate the very best in our profession by nominating a research park which represents the finest example of best practices in our profession.

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.

Nominees must have been an AURP member since September 2017.

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

* 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 through the years, and why they should be honored by AURP. Please limit your comments to 250 words.

* 6. Please describe tangible results that are the product of this park. (750 word limit)

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

* 8. Please provide any appropriate collateral media that demonstrate the achievements of the nominated park. Up to 10 pages 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 "Outstanding 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 College Park at IC2018.
Please visit www.aurp.net to register!

See you there!