The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) today to spur nuclear energy research and development at U.S. colleges and universities. DOE has allocated a combined $7 million for the University Reactor Sharing and Outreach Program and University Nuclear Research Infrastructure Revitalization FOAs.
The University Nuclear Research Infrastructure Revitalization FOA supports the revitalization of U.S. capacity for university-led nuclear R&D by establishing or improving university nuclear facilities, equipment, and other related capabilities. The University Reactor Sharing and Outreach Program FOA encourages universities with existing nuclear research reactors to share resources and facilities with non-reactor educational institutions, such as K-12, vocational schools, and community colleges, among others.
These FOAs are designed to increase access to nuclear energy instruction, remove barriers to participate in nuclear research and development, and inspire more students to consider careers in nuclear energy.
DOE plans to announce the awardees for each FOA in the spring of 2024. Link to full press release
FY24 University Reactor Sharing and Outreach FOA
FY24 University Nuclear Research Infrastructure Revitalization FOA
Submit an application here: NEUP.gov