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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

 

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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 https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3004bab0a97fcda55ddfb40a1876ad63&tab=core&_cview=0

 

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.


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6/11/2018 4:00 PM
  
May 21, 2018
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announces the deferment of the 2018 Integrated University Program (IUP) Request for Applications (RFA) for undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship in nuclear energy-related fields until August 2018.  Awards resulting from this solicitation are expected to be announced January of 2019 for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

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 a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.
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5/21/2018 11:20 AM
  
January 18, 2018

DOE has released Amendment No. 03 ​to the U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development FOA (DE-FOA-0001817). The following changes are incorporated with the amendment:

1. Section VI.Q "Data Management Plan" was updated, please read it completely.

2. Section VIII.O "Protected Personally Identifiable Information" the first paragraph was updated, please read it completely.

3. Section IV.D.23 & Section IV.F.14 "Past Performance" was updated, please read completely.

Click here for the amended FOA.

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1/18/2018 12:00 AM
  
January 9, 2018

DOE has released an amendment to the CINR FOA to update the NEET-2 workscope area to clarify that it is three separate sub-workscope areas. In addition, the Federal and Technical POCs have been updated for several workscopes including: RC-1.1, RC-1.2, RC-5, RC-6, RC-7, NSUF-1, NSUF-1.2. NSUF-2, and NEET-1.


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1/9/2018 12:00 AM
  
December 7, 2017

 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support development of advanced nuclear energy technology. DOE is soliciting proposals for cost-shared projects to develop innovative, industry-driven reactor designs and accompanying technologies with high potential to advance nuclear power in the United States.

DOE expects to make up to $30 million or more available for awards in FY 2018 subject to the availability of funding. The FOA will be open for a five-year period accepting applications on a year-round basis, with a quarterly selection process. Additional funding will be available in future years, as allocated by Congress.

Through this competition, DOE encourages U.S. companies to partner with other U.S. federal agencies, public and private laboratories, institutions of higher education, and other domestic entities to share expertise needed to successfully develop these innovative technologies.

Information is available at www.id.doe.gov. The initial application due date is January 31, 2018.

DOE-NE Industry FOA Informational Webinar
January 9, 2018 at 1 pm ET. 
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12/7/2017 9:00 AM
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