Join ONAMI as a Member Researcher

ONAMI membership is open to Oregon university faculty, staff or administrators who are actively engaged in or directly connected with research activities in nanoscience and/or microtechnology. If you are interested in becoming an ONAMI Member, start here.

Member Benefits

As an ONAMI Member, you are eligible for:

  • Matching Grants for Oregon industry-sponsored research projects or subawards from Oregon SBIR/STTR recipients.
  • “New in FY16” Graduate Student Internships in ONAMI portfolio companies. We are expanding this successful pilot with the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry to students from all ONAMI member research groups. Internships last 6-9 months and pay the intern $25/hour. Fresh MS and PhD graduates, in particular, might find a realistic startup experience a great next step in their careers. Contact Skip Rung or Cindy Dahl for more information.
  • Launch Funding (Pre-Gap) to refine and/or validate ideas which may have commercial value and also help in company formation
  • Gap Funding to advance a technology and prepare it for follow-on funding such as SBIR/STTR programs, angel investors and private equity firms
  • Business assistance, such as advice in preparing a SBIR/STTR application, support for your company startup from ONAMI’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and introductions to potential investors.
  • ONAMI Letter of Support for your grant proposals
  • ONAMI consideration of sponsorship of your research workshop or hosted conference in Oregon
  • Invitations to meetings with funding agency representatives and industry partners
  • Graduate student recruiting assistance and exposure of graduating students to employment opportunities
  • Publicity on the ONAMI website for professional honors, important publications or media coverage; please email Skip Rung when these occur
  • Appropriate use of the ONAMI name, brand and artwork

Member Requirements

As an ONAMI Member, you must be willing to:

  • Be listed on ONAMI's online member directory
  • Have your research activities (i.e., proposals, awards, expenditures) included in aggregate statistics for ONAMI
  • Acknowledge ONAMI in publications and proposals when you have benefited from ONAMI Matching Grants or Commercialization Funding programs