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August 14, 2018

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 travel to a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.

Applications are due on October 10, 2018, and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at NE intends to notify award recipients in spring 2019.

FY 2018 Scholarship RFA

FY 2018 Fellowship RFA

8/14/2018 12:00 AM
August 2, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy has released draft workscopes for the FY 2019 CINR FOA webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2019 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, IUP Scholarships and Fellowships, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

When: August 7-9, 2018

Webinar Schedule

Draft Workscopes

Click HERE to register for the FY 2019 CINR webinar.

8/2/2018 12:00 AM
July 24, 2018

​Registration is now open for the FY 2019 CINR FOA webinar on August 7-9, 2018. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2019 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

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7/25/2018 12:00 AM
July 17, 2018

​Save the date for the FY 2019 CINR FOA webinar on August 7-9, 2018. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2019 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed. Registration will be available the week of July 23.

7/16/2018 12:00 AM
June 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $64 million in awards for advanced nuclear energy technology to DOE national laboratories, industry, and U.S. universities in 29 states. In total, DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy selected 89 projects for funding for nuclear energy research, facility access, and crosscutting technology and infrastructure development. 

DOE is awarding $47 million through NEUP to support 63 U.S. university-led nuclear energy research and development projects in 29 states. NEUP seeks to maintain U.S. leadership in nuclear research across the country by providing top science and engineering faculty and their students opportunities to develop innovative technologies and solutions for civil nuclear capabilities. 

Additionally, 18 university-led projects will receive approximately $5 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 $5 million under the NEET program for five research and development projects led by DOE national laboratories, industry, and universities. 

Under its NSUF program, DOE has selected one industry-led and two university-led projects that will take advantage of the program's capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will support these projects with a total of $1.4 million in research funds. All three of these projects, as well as one NEUP project, will be supported by more than $5.2 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.

Detailed information on these awards can be found at the links below. 

NEUP Research and Development Awards   

Infrastructure Awards

NEET Awards

NSUF Awards


6/18/2018 6:00 AM
June 11, 2018

Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is seeking applications from universities to develop experiment device concepts, advanced simulation tools, and big data capabilities to support development of advanced nuclear energy systems through testing in a fast neutron test reactor. The concepts and tools are envisioned for use in a nominal 300 MWth sodium-cooled fast reactor with a fast neutron flux of > 4 x 10^15 n/cm2-sec. The concepts would be used to test advanced reactor fuels and materials as required for advanced reactor technologies that may use alternate coolants including molten salt, lead/lead-bismuth eutectic mixture, gas, and sodium.

The response date is June 29, 201​​8​​.  ​Additional information is available at


Updated VTR request for application. The following changes have been made:
  1. Section 3 was modified to state the following, "This RFA covers the first year of a projected 3-year VTR R&D program. Fiscal year (FY) 2018 is estimated to have $3 million for R&D awards under this solicitation announcement. Approximately 6-8 awards of $300-$600k each are expected. It is anticipated that similar awards will be available in FY 2019 and FY 2020."
  2. Language was added to the last two bullets of Section 5.4 to indicate R&D will be funded one year at a time with a maximum of three years and costs are limited to $600K per year.  
  3. Removed the line at the end of Section 5.5 (clarifying this is a call for full proposals).
  4. Note: Narrative responses to the RFA are limited to three pages as indicated in the table in Section 6.4.

6/11/2018 4:00 PM