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Scholarship & Fellowship


The Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)provides graduate-level fellowships in nuclear energy-related fields. Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP) seek applicants for scholarships (undergraduates) and fellowships (graduate students). The graduate fellowship program provides $169,000 over three years to support graduate research relevant to nuclear energy and includes a summer internship at a DOE national laboratory or approved facility.

Student applications were due on January 16, 2024 and NE intends to notify award recipients in spring 2024.​

Who Can Apply?

​Students who will be attending graduate school within the application year and current graduate students.

When does this program open for applications?

Requests for Applications (RFAs) are released on varying dates, but this RFA typically opens for applications in the Fall.

How to apply?

​To apply, click here and create an account. If you have trouble accessing this link in Chrome, please try Edge.

FY 2023 Fellowship RFA

Scholarship & Fellowship Q&A​

Submit an Application

Students can apply without their institutions being UNLP-approved. However, institutions with students receiving awards will need to be UNLP-approved by 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 a UNLP-approved institution, please visit the Scholarship and Fellowship Resources page at​​


Fellowship Documents

These documents are available to aid current fellowship recipients in meeting NEUP reporting requirements.


Travel Request Form - NEUP allows for one research related travel allowance per year that must be approved by NEUP 3 to 4 months before the travel takes place.

Fellowship Internship Approval Form - NEUP Fellows must fill out and submit this fellowship internship approval form for their required 10-week internship at a DOE national laboratory or other NEUP-approved facility.

Fellowship Annual Report - The annual report is now online. Click on this link to take you to the reporting page where you can fill out your annual report. You will need to know your NEUP log-in and password to access your annual report.