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August 20, 2019

​DOE-NE announces the release of the FY2020 Funding Opportunity Announcements for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (DE-FOA-0002128) and Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Research (DE-FOA-0002129).  Official copies of the documents are available at  Applications are to be submitted to Copies of professional courtesy are available at the following links:

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (DE-FOA-0002128)

Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Research (DE-FOA-0002129)

CINR Schedule (all deadlines are 7 PM ET):

September 4, 2019: Letter of Intent (Mandatory only for NSUF Applications)
September 24, 2019: R&D/NSUF Pre-Applications (Mandatory except for IRPs)
November 21, 2019: NSUF Preliminary Statement of Work
January 23, 2020: NSUF Final Statement of Work
February 11, 2020: Full R&D Applications
February 11, 2020: IRP Applications

Infrastructure Applications are due at 5 PM ET on November 13, 2019

Submit an Application

Additional Resources

CINR Webinar Work Scope Presentations
FY 2020 R&D Technical Points of Contact
FY 2020 IRP Technical Points of Contact
FY 2020 CINR Eligibility Flowchart
Nuclear Science and Engineering Sourcebook

8/20/2019 12:00 AM
August 2, 2019

​The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy has released draft workscopes for the FY 2020 CINR FOA webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2020 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 6-8, 2019

Webinar Schedule

Click HERE to register for the FY 2020 CINR webinar.

8/2/2019 12:00 AM
July 22, 2019

Registration is open for the FY 2020 CINR FOA Webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2020 NEUP, R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

When: August 6-8, 2019

Tuesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET


Register here.

7/22/2019 12:00 AM
July 11, 2019

Save the date for the FY 2020 CINR FOA webinar on August 6-8, 2019. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2020 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 22nd.

7/11/2019 12:00 AM
June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $49.3 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards for 58 advanced nuclear technology projects in 25 states. The awards fall under DOE's nuclear energy programs called the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) program, and crosscutting research projects.

"DOE is looking to the future, and that's why we are investing in advanced nuclear technologies. Nuclear energy is a critical part of our all-of-the-above energy strategy, and early-stage research can help ensure it will continue to be a clean, reliable, and resilient source of electricity for a long time to come," said Ed McGinnis, DOE's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.

Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP)

DOE is awarding more than $28.5 million through its Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) to support 40 university-led nuclear energy research and development projects in 23 states. NEUP seeks to maintain U.S. leadership in nuclear research across the country by providing top science and engineering faculty and their students with opportunities to develop innovative technologies and solutions for civil nuclear capabilities.

Additionally, seven university-led projects will receive more than $1.6 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.

Crosscutting Research Projects

Five research and developmet projects led by DOE national laboratories and U.S. universities will receive $4.5 million in funding. Together, they will conduct research to address crosscutting nuclear energy challenges that will help to develop advanced sensors and instrumentation, advanced manufacturing methods, and materials for multiple nuclear reactor plant and fuel applications.

Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF)

DOE has selected two university-, one national laboratory- and three industry-led projects that will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will support three of these projects with a total of $1.5 million in research funds. All six of these projects will be supported by more than $10 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 NSUF. In addition, two of the abovementioned NEUP R&D projects will be supported with $3 million in NSUF access funds.

With this year's awards, the Office of Nuclear Energy has now awarded more than $678 million to continue American leadership in clean energy innovation and to train the next generation of nuclear engineers and scientists through its university programs since 2009. Visit for information on all of DOE's efforts to continue American leadership in low-carbon nuclear energy innovation.

6/27/2019 12:00 AM
March 4, 2019

Through the Integrated University Program, the U.S. Department of Energy is awarding more than $5 million for 45 undergraduate scholarships and 33 graduate fellowships to students pursuing nuclear energy-related disciplines at universities across the country. Through this program, undergraduates will receive a $7,500 scholarship, while fellowship winners will receive up to $50,000 annually over the next three years. The graduate fellowships will also include $5,000 toward a summer internship at a U.S. national laboratory or other approved facility to strengthen the ties between students and the Department's nuclear energy research programs. The selected students will study a breadth of critical nuclear energy issues, from fuel cycle sustainability to reactor efficiency and design.

Since 2009, the Energy Department has awarded over $44 million to students pursuing nuclear energy-related degrees. 

FY18 Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

Complete DOE-NE Press Release 

3/4/2019 12:00 AM