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August 16, 2017

DOE-NE’s Consolidated Scientific Infrastructure Support Funding Opportunity Announcement is delayed pending completion of the internal DOE administrative review process. We will notify you when the Funding Opportunity Announcement has been issued.

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8/16/2017 2:00 PM
  
August 15, 2017

DOE-NE’s Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement is delayed pending completion of the internal DOE administrative review process. We will notify you when the Funding Opportunity Announcement has been issued.

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8/15/2017 12:00 AM
  
August 2, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy has released draft workscopes for the FY 2018 CINR FOA webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2018 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

When: August 8-10, 2017

Webinar Schedule

Draft Workscopes

Click HERE to register for the FY 2018 CINR webinar. ​

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8/2/2017 12:00 AM
  
July 17, 2017

Registration is open for the FY 2018 CINR FOA webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2018 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

When: August 8-10, 2017

Register

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7/17/2017 12:00 AM
  
June 29, 2017

​The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that 14 businesses will be provided nuclear energy vouchers worth approximately $4.2 million to accelerate the innovation and application of advanced nuclear technologies. This follows an earlier announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy that awarded nearly $67 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards in 28 states. The GAIN nuclear energy vouchers provide advanced nuclear technology innovators with access to the extensive nuclear research capabilities and expertise available across the U.S. DOE national laboratories complex. Support of nuclear energy innovation, DOE-NE vouchers provide funds to assist applicants seeking access to the world class expertise and capabilities available across the United States (U.S.) DOE complex. 

NE Voucher Recipients


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6/29/2017 8:00 AM
  
June 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding over $66 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards in 28 states. In total, 86 projects were selected to receive funding that will help advance innovative nuclear technologies. These awards provide funding for nuclear energy-related research through the Nuclear Energy University Program, Nuclear Science User Facilities, and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology programs. a number of nuclear technology developers will receive access to unique research capabilities and other assistance consistent with the goals and objectives of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.

Through NEUP, DOE is awarding more than $31 million for 32 university-led nuclear research and development projects, $11 million for 3 Integrated Research Projects. Nineteen universities will receive approximately $6 million for research reactor and infrastructure improvements providing important safety, performance, and student education-related upgrades to a portion of the nation's 25 university research reactors as well as enhancing university research and training infrastructure.

DOE is also awarding nearly $6 million to support 6 nuclear energy research and development projects through the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program.

Additionally, DOE has selected five university, four national laboratory, and five industry-led project that will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will support 6 of these projects with a total of $2.3 million in research funds, and all 14 of these projects will be supported by over $10 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post-irradiation examination facilities, synchrotron beamline capabilities, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through the NSUF.

Research and Development Awards

Integrated Research Project Awards

NEET Awards

NSUF Awards

Infrastructure Awards

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6/14/2017 1:00 AM
  
June 14, 2017

In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Dr. Gilligan in nuclear science and engineering education, the American Nuclear Society has awarded him the Arthur Holly Compton Award. In a letter of support for the nomination, John Kotek, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, wrote:

"Since 2009, Dr. Gilligan has been the driving force within the nuclear energy research community to make the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) and complementary Integrated University Program (IUP) and Nuclear Energy Traineeships Program the major successes that they are today. Under Dr. Gilligan's skilled leadership and active, personal stewardship in close collaboration with federal managers, it is no understatement to say that these programs have evolved into the most successful comprehensive research and education programs within the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)."

The award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Arthur Holly Compton to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to education in nuclear science and engineering. The award is funded through an endowment by the wife of Edward Malinckrodt, Jr. and by George E. Malinckrodt, and is administered by the Education, Training, and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD).


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6/14/2017 12:00 AM
  
May 30, 2017

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support R&D on advanced nuclear reactor technologies that enable safe, secure, and flexible energy production by nuclear fission with dramatically lower capital and operating costs. These technologies are expected to be deployed for electricity production and/or uses such as production of industrial process heat or desalination. 

Click here for more information.


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5/30/2017 12:00 AM
  
May 18, 2017

Through the Integrated University Program, the U.S. Department of Energy is awarding more than $5 million for 58​ undergraduate scholarships and 31 graduate fellowships to students pursuing nuclear energy-related disciplines at universities across the country. Through this program, undergraduates will receive a $7,500 scholarship, while fellowship winners will receive up to $50,000 annually over the next three years. The graduate fellowships will also include $5,000 toward a summer internship at a U.S. national laboratory or other approved facility to strengthen the ties between students and the Department’s nuclear energy research programs. The selected students will study a breadth of critical nuclear energy issues, from fuel cycle sustainability to reactor efficiency and design.

Since 2009, the Energy Department has awarded over $38 million to more than 700 students for nuclear energy-related scholarships and fellowships. 

FY 2017 Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

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5/18/2017 12:00 AM
  
April 18, 2017

DOE-NE has released a Request for Information (RFI) (DE-SOL- 0010995) “FY 2017 University, National Laboratory, Industry and International Input on Potential Additions to the NSUF Nuclear Fuels and Materials Library.” DOE-NE, through the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF), is currently seeking information regarding 1) existing nuclear energy research materials and specimens that can, potentially, be added to the NFML, and 2) future needs for nuclear energy-related material to support ongoing nuclear energy challenges as well as future research advancements in nuclear energy.

The Nuclear Fuels and Materials Library (NFML), which is owned by DOE-NE and curated by the NSUF, is a collection of specialized information and nuclear fuel and material specimens from past and ongoing irradiation test campaigns, as well as real-world components retrieved from decommissioned power reactors, and donations from other sources. The NFML can be accessed through a web portal at the Nuclear Science User Facilities website or directly at https://nsuf-infrastructure.inl.gov/.

The RFI will be posted on Grants.gov and the Nuclear Science User Facilities website. Responses to the RFI must be submitted through the Nuclear Science User Facilities website. Detailed instructions are included in the RFI along with contact information for help with completing a submission.

The FY 2017 RFI will be open for submissions until June 30, 2017. The FY 2018 NFML RFI is planned to open in fall of 2017 and close in the summer of 2018.

Submissions Due: June 30, 2017


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4/18/2017 12:00 AM
  
March 28, 2017

North Carolina State is currently accepting applications for the "Young Investigators' Summer Program in Nuclear Engineering." 

When: July 10 to 28, 2017 (check-in on July 9)

Where: NC State's Department of Nuclear Engineering

Who: Rising juniors, rising seniors & graduating high school seniors who plan to major in nuclear engineering

More information and application material can be found here.

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3/28/2017 12:00 AM
  
January 19, 2017

​From July 16-29, 2017, UC Berkeley will host the second annual Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp. Graduate and Undergraduate students in nuclear engineering, energy economics, energy policy, and other subjects will be trained for two weeks in skills essential to innovation while executing team design projects. The program will consist of a series of modules from Silicon Valley and nuclear experts; professional participants will learn side by side with the students and contribute their expertise to the student design projects. These projects will culminate in product pitches, which will be open to the public and streamed online.

Fore more information please visit: nuclearbootcamp.berkeley.edu

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1/19/2017 12:00 AM
  
January 5, 2017

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announced two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Integrated University Program (IUP) seeking applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate-level fellowships in nuclear energy-related fields.

 

Scholarships are $7,500 for one year. The maximum award for a fellowship is $50,000 per year for three years, with an additional one-time $5,000 allotment to fund a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.

 

Applications are due on January 25, 2017, and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at neup.gov. NE intends to notify award recipients in April 2017.


FY 2017 Scholarship RFA


FY 2017 Fellowship RFA

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1/5/2017 12:00 AM
  
December 22, 2016

Applicants to the FY 2017 CINR FOA (DE-FOA-0001515) have been notified and NEUP.gov is now open to receive full applications.

NEUP recieved 720 pre-applications. The applications specifically focused on areas such as: fuel cycle research and development; reactor concepts research, development, and demonstration; as well as advanced modeling and simulation.

Full applications are due on February 15, 2017. NE anticipates notifying applicants selected for award by June 2017, with awards starting in October 2017.​

FY 2017 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0001515)

Submit an Application

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12/22/2016 2:00 PM
  
November 30, 2016

The Department of Energy has issued an amendment (00003) for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The purpose of the amendment is to update the FOA document to include details of the IRP-NE-1: Grand Challenge Problem for Nuclear Energy workscope. 

A copy of the amended FOA is available here.

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11/30/2016 12:00 AM
  
November 7, 2016

DOE has released an amendment to the CINR FOA to updated IRP scopes and contact information, as well as correct references in Part III, Section A. 

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001515, Amendment 2)


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11/7/2016 12:00 AM
  
September 12, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy is accepting applications from U.S. universities to support infrastructure upgrades to university research reactors and general scientific infrastructure.  

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (DE-FOA-0001516) was released on September 1, 2016, at Grants.gov and is being managed by Nuclear Science User Facilities. A direct link to the Infrustructure FOA can be found by clicking here.  

Applications will be due on November 23, 2016, with the anticipated award announcement by April-May 2017.  Additional information can be found here.

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9/12/2016 12:00 AM
  
September 8, 2016

The RCUK Energy Programme (RCUKEP), led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is encouraging the participation of UK researchers in the current DOE-NE FY 2017 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

The RCUKEP will support the UK component of proposals including US/UK collaboration in specific areas found in Appendix A of DE-FOA-0001515​.

Applicable scopes associated with this collaborative effort can be found by going directly to https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/neup1/​.

Videos explaining capabilities of UK universities can be found here.

UK funding, as part of this announcement, does not count towards the US funding limits as described in the FOA. UK funds will be released based on the NEUP's funding recommendations.

A convenient source of potential collaborators and collaboration information may be found in the publicly available Nuclear Science and Engineering Sourcebook​.

Pre-Application deadline is September 14, 2016.

Full-Application deadline is February 15, 2017.

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9/8/2016 12:00 AM
  
September 6, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy would like to bring attention to the following opportunity through Cyclotron Road. This announcement is provided as a professional courtesy, however, NE is interested in evaluating sponsorship opportunities for potential applicants.

Cyclotron Road is a mentored innovation program that trains scientists to take new energy technologies to market. Participants in the program receive a stipend and health benefits for up to two years; access to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and intensive mentorship, educational events, and community focused on hard technology innovation and commercialization.

Webinars will give an overview of the program, who should apply, what we look for in applicants, and more details about what you get if you’re selected. 

Upcoming webinar dates:

· Wednesday, September 7th

· Wednesday, September 14th

· Wednesday, September 21st

Visit cyclotronroad.org/apply to sign up.

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9/6/2016 12:00 AM
  
August 23, 2016

Video recordings and power point presentations from the DOE-NE Competitively Funded Programs Webinar are now available. The NE Sourcebook, a national compilation of NE researchers is also available to assist in developing collaborations for CINR pre-applications. Additional resources have been listed below.

FY 2017 CINR Webinar Presentations

Nuclear Science and Engineering Sourcebook

Submit an Application


Additional Resources

FY 2017 R&D Technical Points of Contact

FY 2017 IRP Technical Points of Contact

UK Research Council Funding Opportunity

Workscope Specific Q&A

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8/23/2016 1:00 PM
  
August 10, 2016

DOE-NE has released the FY 2017 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The FOA contains workscopes for NEUP, NEET, and NSUF research areas. A schedule of important dates is available below:

NSUF Letters of Intent: August 29, 2016

Pre-applications: September 14, 2016 (not needed for IRPs)

Integrated Research Project applications: February 15, 2017

FY 2017 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0001515, Amendment 1)​

Submit an Application

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Additional Resources

FY 2017 R&D Technical Points of Contact

FY 2017 IRP Technical Points of Contact

FY 2017 CINR Webinar Presentations

Nuclear Science and Engineering Sourcebook

UK Research Council Funding Opportunity

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8/10/2016 12:00 AM
  
August 4, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy has released draft workscopes for the FY 2017 CINR FOA webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2017 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

When: August 8-10, 2016

Webinar Schedule


​Click HERE​ to Register for the FY17 Webinar
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8/4/2016 12:00 AM
  
August 1, 2016

This is an invitation to submit joint proposals under the United States-Euratom International Energy Research Initiative (INERI) in support of the collaboration with Euratom for the research and development (R&D) objectives of the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE). 

The joint mini-proposals submitted in response to this announcement must reflect collaborative arrangements for cooperative R&D involving at least one participant from the DOE national laboratories and/or U.S. universities and one participant from Euratom. The United States and Euratom participants must be funded under separate financial support from their countries and must identify such funding in the proposal. Collaborative arrangements may involve additional U.S. and Euratom federal and non-federal organizations.​

More information can be found at:

International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative​

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8/1/2016 12:00 AM
  
June 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding over $82 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards in 28 states. In total, 93 projects were selected to receive funding that will help push innovative nuclear technologies toward commercialization and into the market. These awards provide funding for nuclear energy-related research through the Nuclear Energy University Program, Nuclear Science User Facilities, and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology programs. In addition to financial support, a number of recipients will receive technical and regulatory assistance through the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.

Through NEUP, DOE is awarding more than $35 million for 48 university-led nuclear research and development projects, $15 million for 4 Integrated Research Projects, and $5 million for 17 infrastructure support awards.

DOE is also awarding nearly $7 million to support 7 nuclear energy research and development projects through the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program. NEET is also awarding 3 grants, totaling over $1 million, to support infrastructure improvements at Department of Energy national laboratories to further reactor and instrumentation research.

Additionally, DOE has selected eight university, two national laboratory, and one industry-led project that will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will fund over $9 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post-irradiation examination facilities, synchrotron beamline capabilities, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through the NSUF.

DOE Announcement

NEUP R&D Awards

NEET Awards

Infrastructure Awards

IRP Awards​

Environmental Management Awards

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6/14/2016 12:00 AM
  
May 3, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will have a dedicated session at the 2016 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, this November for the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). This session will provide students an opportunity to present a summary of work performed under NEUP-funded research.

We would like to invite students working on an active NEUP project to submit a 1-4 page summary. All summaries received will go through an internal review where finalists will be selected and submitted to the ANS transaction website for consideration.

Summaries are due prior to June 10, 2016, at 11:59 pm ET.

Students can submit summaries here

Guidance on summary formatting can be found here.  ​

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5/3/2016 12:00 AM
  
April 25, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced over $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear science and engineering degrees.

The Energy Department is awarding 57 scholarships to undergraduate students and 33 fellowships to graduate students in engineering and science programs related to nuclear energy. Each scholarship student will receive $7,500 to help cover the cost of his or her education for the next year. Fellowship winners will receive up to $50,000 annually over the next three years to help pay for their graduate studies and research, plus $5,000 toward a summer internship.

FY 2016 Scholarship and Fellowship Awards​

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4/25/2016 12:00 AM