|July 17, 2017|
Registration is open for the FY 2018 CINR FOA webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2018 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.
When: August 8-10, 2017
|7/17/2017 12:00 AM|
|June 29, 2017|
The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that 14 businesses will be provided nuclear energy vouchers worth approximately $4.2 million to accelerate the innovation and application of advanced nuclear technologies. This follows an earlier announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy that awarded nearly $67 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards in 28 states. The GAIN nuclear energy vouchers provide advanced nuclear technology innovators with access to the extensive nuclear research capabilities and expertise available across the U.S. DOE national laboratories complex. Support of nuclear energy innovation, DOE-NE vouchers provide funds to assist applicants seeking access to the world class expertise and capabilities available across the United States (U.S.) DOE complex.
NE Voucher Recipients
|6/29/2017 8:00 AM|
|June 14, 2017|
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding over $66 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards in 28 states. In total, 86 projects were selected to receive funding that will help advance innovative nuclear technologies. These awards provide funding for nuclear energy-related research through the Nuclear Energy University Program, Nuclear Science User Facilities, and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology programs. a number of nuclear technology developers will receive access to unique research capabilities and other assistance consistent with the goals and objectives of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.
Through NEUP, DOE is awarding more than $31 million for 32 university-led nuclear research and development projects, $11 million for 3 Integrated Research Projects. Nineteen universities will receive approximately $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.
DOE is also awarding nearly $6 million to support 6 nuclear energy research and development projects through the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program.
Additionally, DOE has selected five university, four national laboratory, and five industry-led project that will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will support 6 of these projects with a total of $2.3 million in research funds, and all 14 of these projects will be supported by over $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 the NSUF.
Research and Development Awards
Integrated Research Project Awards
|6/14/2017 1:00 AM|
|June 14, 2017|
In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Dr. Gilligan in nuclear science and engineering education, the American Nuclear Society has awarded him the Arthur Holly Compton Award. In a letter of support for the nomination, John Kotek, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, wrote:
"Since 2009, Dr. Gilligan has been the driving force within the nuclear energy research community to make the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) and complementary Integrated University Program (IUP) and Nuclear Energy Traineeships Program the major successes that they are today. Under Dr. Gilligan's skilled leadership and active, personal stewardship in close collaboration with federal managers, it is no understatement to say that these programs have evolved into the most successful comprehensive research and education programs within the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)."
The award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Arthur Holly Compton to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to education in nuclear science and engineering. The award is funded through an endowment by the wife of Edward Malinckrodt, Jr. and by George E. Malinckrodt, and is administered by the Education, Training, and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD).
|6/14/2017 12:00 AM|
|May 30, 2017|
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support R&D on advanced nuclear reactor technologies that enable safe, secure, and flexible energy production by nuclear fission with dramatically lower capital and operating costs. These technologies are expected to be deployed for electricity production and/or uses such as production of industrial process heat or desalination.
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|5/30/2017 12:00 AM|