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The Office of Nuclear Energy Issues Requests for Scholarship and Fellowship Applications

September 15, 2021

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), formerly the Integrated University Program (IUP), 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 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 year.
  • The UNLP Graduate Fellowship provides $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 IUP-approved institution, please visit the Applicant Resources page at​


DOE-NE Releases FY 2022 CINR and Scientific Infrastructure FOAs 

and Webinar Recordings​

August 30, 2021

​DOE-NE announces the release of the FY2022 Funding Opportunity Announcements for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (DE-FOA-0002516) and Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Research (DE-FOA-0002517).  Official copies of the documents are available at  Applications are to be submitted Copies of professional courtesy are available at the following links:


CINR Schedule (all deadlines are 7 PM ET): 

September 9, 2021: Letter of Intent (Mandatory only for NSUF Applications)
September 22, 2021: R&D/NSUF Pre-Applications (Mandatory except for IRPs)
November 10, 2021: NSUF Preliminary Statement of Work
November 11, 2021: Infrastructure Applications
January 20, 2022: NSUF Final Statement of Work
February 9, 2022: Full R&D Applications
February 9, 2022: IRP Applications

Submit an Application

Additional resources include:

CINR Webinar Work Scope Presentations

FY22 CINR Work Scope Q&As

General Q&As

Nuclear Science and Engineering Sourcebook


University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP), formerly the Integrated University Program (IUP), Scholarship and Fellowship Support Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): DE-FOA-0002265

October 15, 2020

This FOA is to award multiple cooperative agreements to accredited United States (U.S.) two- and four-year colleges and universities to receive and administer scholarship and fellowship funding—provided through the UNLP and as administered by the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)—on behalf of selected students attending those institutions.

​The application process will be open continuously for the 10-year cycle of this FOA.

Submit an Application