IUP Changing to University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP)

September 22, 2021

‚ÄčThe Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) scholarship and fellowship program is changing from the Integrated University Program (IUP) to the University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP).

Requests for Applications (RFA) are now open for funding for the 2022-2023 academic year. Through the UNLP, DOE-NE provides undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship opportunities for those pursuing careers in nuclear energy-related fields.

UNLP offers the following opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students: 

  • The UNLP Trade School and Community College Undergraduate Scholarship at two-year institutions, will provide students $5,000 toward the cost of tuition and additional expenses for the 2022-2023 year.
  • The UNLP College/University Undergraduate Scholarship at four-year institutions, will provide students $10,000 toward the cost of tuition and additional expenses for the 2022-2023 year.
  • The UNLP Graduate Fellowship, will provide students $161,000 over three years to support graduate research, as well as a summer internship at a DOE national laboratory or approved facility.

    Student applications are due on January 27, 2022 and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at NE intends to notify award recipients in spring 2022.

     FY 2021 Scholarship RFA

    FY 2021 Fellowship RFA

    Submit an Application

    Institutions with students receiving awards need to be UNLP-approved by DOE-NE prior to the transfer of award funds for students. This is done by the university/college through a separate Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002265) found at For more information on how to become an UNLP-approved institution, please visit the Applicant Resources page at