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April 20, 2023

​On April 20, 2022, the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) issued Modification 002 to the Request for Information (RFI) #DE-SOL-0008246.  DOE-NE is seeking input from the nuclear energy community, including technical and community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as other Minority Serving Institutions, for its competitive Research and Development (R&D) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for universities.

DOE-NE is seeking ideas, input, comments, feedback, and recommendations from interested parties for future competitive university-led research projects.

This input may lead to a more robust R&D program that reflects communities' ideas and could identify new creative, innovative, and transformative outcomes. 

DOE-NE also seeks input regarding the structure of the solicitation itself, including any examples of other solicitations that have been successful in utilizing university research.

The RFI is open continuously and the input for consideration in FY 2023 is due May 16, 2022.

RFI - CINR RD - DE-SOL-0008246 MOD 02.pdf


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4/20/2023 12:00 AM
  
July 19, 2022

​Save the date for the FY 2023 CINR FOA webinar on August 8-11, 2022. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2023 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, DOE-NE's Distinguished Early Career Program, University Nuclear Leadership Program, the Scientific Infrastructure funding opportunity and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

Registration will be available the week of August 1st.


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7/19/2022 12:00 AM
  
August 3, 2022

​Registration is open for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) fiscal year (FY) 2023 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) webinar. This webinar will provide information on the CINR work scopes and FOA updates. It will also include information on NE's priorities, programs, and other university-focused opportunities. A webinar schedule and draft workscopes are forthcoming.

When: August 9-11, 2022

Tuesday 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday 9:45 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/414372272447976203


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8/3/2022 12:00 AM
  
August 5, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), has released a courtesy copy of draft workscopes to support the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The workscopes are still in draft format and are likely to change before final release of the FOA.

Please be aware that scopes can be changed significantly or can be removed entirely between the time draft workscopes are announced and the final FOA is released. Scopes may change based on a variety of factors which include final NE management review, changes in NE priority, webinar interactions, availability of funds, etc.

NE anticipates discussing FY 2023 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) FOA and will provide information on the CINR work scopes and FOA updates. It will also include information on NE's priorities, programs, and other university-focused opportunities.

FY23 CINR Workscopes

 

FY 2023 Webinar:

·       When: Tuesday – Thursday, August 9-11, 2022

·       Webinar Schedule​

·       Register for the FY 2023 CINR webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/414372272447976203


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8/5/2022 12:00 AM
  
September 16, 2022

​The Office of Nuclear Energy has released the FY 2023 Funding Opportunity Announcements for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (DE-FOA-0002732) and Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Research (DE-FOA-0002733). Applications are to be submitted through neup.gov. Official copies of the documents are available at Grants.gov. Courtesy copies of the FOAs are available at the following links:

FY 2023 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity (DE-FOA-0002732)

FY 2023 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002733)

Submit an Application

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FY 2023 CINR Submission Deadlines (all deadlines are 7 PM ET): 

September 27, 2022: Letter of Intent (Mandatory only for NSUF Applications)
October 11, 2022: R&D/NSUF Pre-Applications (Mandatory except for IRPs)
November 29, 2022: Infrastructure Applications
November 30, 2022: NSUF Preliminary Statement of Work
January 25, 2023: NSUF Final Statement of Work
February 8, 2023: R&D Full Applications
February 8, 2023: IRP Applications

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Additional Resources:

CINR Webinar Work Scope Presentations

FY 2023 CINR Work Scope Q&As

General Q&As

Nuclear Science and Engineering Sourcebook


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9/16/2022 12:00 AM
  
September 20, 2022

​Save the date for the FY 2023 CINR Office Hours, an opportunity for the university community to interact with federal and technical points of contact regarding the FY 2023 CINR FOA Topic Areas and work scopes.  This event will take place during September 26-30 and October 3-4, 2022.  NE anticipates holding 60-minute sessions (which will be recorded) for each of the following Topic Areas:

·       Topic Area 1 - Reactor Development and Plant Optimization

·       Topic Area 2 - Fuel Cycle Technologies

·       Topic Area 3 – Fuels

·       Topic Area 4 - Modeling and Simulation

·       Topic Area 5 - Instrumentation and Controls

·       Topic Area 6 - Licensing and Safety

·       Topic Area 7 - Advanced Nuclear Materials

·       Strategic Needs Blue Sky

·       Nuclear Science User Facilities

·       Integrated Research Projects

Please register for Office Hours here and this will be used to send your invitation to the Topic Areas of your preference.


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9/20/2022 12:00 AM
  
September 22, 2022

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

  • The UNLP Undergraduate Scholarship for students attending a two-year institution will provide $5,000 toward the cost of tuition and additional expenses for the 2023-2024 year.
     
  • The UNLP Undergraduate Scholarship for students attending a four-year institution will provide $10,000 toward the cost of tuition and additional expenses for the 2023-2024 year.
     

The UNLP Graduate Fellowship provides $169,000 over three years to support graduate research and supports a summer internship at a DOE national laboratory or approved facility.

Student applications are due on January 11, 2023, and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at neup.gov. NE intends to notify award recipients in Spring 2023.


FY 2022 Scholarship RFA

FY 2022 Fellowship RFA


Submit an Application

Students can apply without their institutions being a current UNLP-approved organization. However, institutions with students receiving awards will need to be UNLP-approved by NE prior to the transfer of award funds. This is completed by the university/college through a separate Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002265) found at www.grants.gov. For more information on how to become a UNLP-approved institution, please visit the Scholarship and Fellowship Resources page at neup.gov.


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9/22/2022 12:00 AM
  
September 30, 2022

​DOE-NE announced the release of the FY 2023 Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Distinguished Early Career Program (DECP) (DE-FOA-0002734). Changes have been made between the released FOA and the DECP Overview webinar given in August 2022. The FOA takes precedence over any guidance provided in the webinar.

Official copies of the documents are available at Grants.gov. Applications are to be submitted to neup.gov

A courtesy copy of the FOA is available at the following link:

FY 2023 Distinguished Early Career Program Funding Opportunity Amendment 1*

DECP Schedule
DateItem
November 3, 2022DECP Applications Due (7 PM ET)
October 1, 2023Anticipated Project Start Date

* Amendment 1 contains administrative changes only.

Submit Applications Here

 


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