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February 5, 2019

DOE has released Amendment No. 02 to the FY19 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0001913). The following changes are incorporated with the amendment:

The following changes were incorporated with Amendment 0002:

  • Title of NEET-2 workscope changed to "Advanced Sensor and Instrumentation Technology (NEET-2)".
  • POC changes for workscopes RC-9.1, and 9.2, NE-2 and MS-NE-3.
  • Clarify that NSUF workscopes can be for a 7-year duration.
  • Figure E-1. Process for NSUF Applications updated on Page 107.
  • FC-1.1, FC-2.2, FC-5, FC-6, MS-FC-1, IRP-NE-1, IRP-NEAMS-1, and IRP-FC-1 have been removed from the funding opportunity announcement.
  • The R&D funding estimate in Part II, Section B has changed to $36 million
  • The R&D estimated number of projects in Part II, Section D.1 has changed to 45.
  • References to IRPs have been removed.
  • Clarification that the Initial Statement of Work and Final Statement of Work are not shared with technical peer reviewers.

Click here for the amended FOA.

2/5/2019 1:00 PM
January 28, 2019

​The Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased to announce that it has consolidated its research portfolio to ensure that its investments are fully aligned with its highest priorities supporting the accelerated development of critical advanced reactor technology in the United States (U.S.). To meet these priorities, DOE will provide an estimated $36 million to fund the broadest possible range of U.S. university-led research projects in response to the technical work scopes defined in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that was issued on September 10, 2018.

Specifically, to effectively execute its mission by employing technical partnerships with U.S. universities to the maximum extent possible, the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) anticipates applying all of this approximately $36 million to fund an estimated total of 45-50 university-led, $1,000,000 and $800,000 program-supporting projects and $400,000 mission-supporting projects to execute the majority of work scopes defined in Appendices A and B of the CINR FOA. In support of this consolidation, NE will not pursue projects in FY 2019 for the following CINR FOA work scopes: Fuel Cycle (FC)-1.1, FC-2.2, FC-5, FC-6, and MS-FC-1, Integrated Research Projects (IRP)-NE-1, IRP-NEAMS-1, and IRP-FC-1. Further, to maximize its research investment in FY 2019, the Department will apply most of the funds previously-planned for the companion FY 2019 Scientific Infrastructure Support FOA (General Scientific Infrastructure and Reactor Upgrades) to CINR FOA research project awards.

In addition to its $36 million, university-led research investment, the Department will also make approximately $5 million in student scholarship and fellowship awards in FY 2019 under the Integrated University Program, as well as provide the university community with up to $9 million in support for the 25 United States University Research Reactors via the NE Research Reactor Infrastructure program.

1/28/2019 12:00 PM
January 24, 2019

​A final report referenced in the current IRP-FC-1 call (University of South Carolina, IRP-14-7730) is now available at:

1/24/2019 12:00 AM
November 28, 2018

CINR Community Outreach video recording and power point presentation from Winter ANS are now available at

Please visit the following link:

FY 2019 CINR Webinar Presentations

11/28/2018 12:00 AM
November 20, 2018

​The Roy G. Post Foundation is offering $2,500 undergraduate and $5,000 graduate scholarships to eligible students who must be enrolled full time in secondary educational programs pursuing degrees related to the nuclear life cycle. Students must not have received a Roy G. Post Foundation scholarship in the past.  Find out more at

11/20/2018 12:00 AM
October 31, 2018

DOE-NE will host a seminar and question and answer session on various important CINR-related topics. Potential topics will include:    

  • PICS Reporting 
  • FOA Updates (R&D, IRP, S&F, INFRA) 
  • Policy Reminders (NCE, Travel, Eligibility, PI Moves)
  • Reviews 

    When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Time: 6:30 PM ET

    Where: Madison Room, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

    Registration URL:

    Webinar ID: 922-794-691

    A live webinar will be held concurrently to allow participation from those who will not be traveling to the Winter ANS meeting. Please use the registration link above to attend by webinar.  

    The INR Integration Office will also be taking questions by e-mail before the meeting. These questions will be addressed during the session. If you have any questions on the CINR please submit them to


10/31/2018 12:00 AM