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April 9, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $5 million in scholarships and fellowships for students across the country pursuing degrees in nuclear energy and engineering. These awards through the Office of Nuclear Energy's Integrated University Program will invest in the next generation of nuclear energy leaders, so that they can develop innovative solutions to today's challenges and help America meet the Biden Administration's ambitious goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035, and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Nuclear is going to play a critical role in America's clean energy future, which means it's more important than ever that we invest in this braintrust," said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Today's whip-smart students are going to power tomorrow's cutting-edge solutions, and I can't wait to see where they take us."

Nuclear power is one of the most reliable sources of energy in America, and the largest domestic source of clean energy—providing 52% of the nation's carbon-free electricity in 2020, and about a fifth of U.S. electricity overall. More research and development in technologies like advanced nuclear reactors and fuels will help America realize nuclear's full potential to meet its energy, environmental, and economic needs—all made possible by a strong pipeline of nuclear energy and engineering students.

The awards announced today include 50 undergraduate scholarships and 31 graduate fellowships, for students at 36 colleges and universities in 23 states. Each undergraduate scholarship provides $7,500 to help cover education costs for the upcoming year, while the three-year graduate fellowship provides $52,000 each year to help pay for graduate studies and research. Fellowships also include $5,000 to fund an internship at a DOE National Laboratory or other approved research facility to strengthen the ties between students and DOE's energy research programs.

Since 2009, the Integrated University Program has awarded nearly 850 scholarships and fellowships, totaling approximately $50 million in awards. Eight former fellowship winners are now university professors engaged in nuclear energy-related research, and one was competitively awarded an Office of Nuclear Energy research and development award in FY 2020. 

Find additional information about DOE's nuclear energy scholarships and fellowships awarded at:

4/9/2021 12:00 AM
January 27, 2021

​Are you a PhD student?

Was your PhD research related to Gen IV Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems?

Can you explain your research in three minutes?

Find out more here:​​​

1/27/2021 12:00 AM
January 13, 2021

Notable changes include:

  1. ​Workscope overview table was updated to exclude duplicate workscopes.
  2. Clarification on Part III, Section A that:
    1. All applications must originate from the lead institution
    2. All lead PIs must have an active account in the submittal system.
    3. All collaborators must be listed on the application form with complete information. Failure to secure participation from collaborators or list them correctly may result in dismissal.
  3. New statement in Part IV, Section B that DOE reserves the right to dismiss applications after initial review if the application does not have enough information to adequately judge technical merit.
  4. Clarification to the Benefits of Collaboration document requirements that the document is only optional if there is a single principal investigator with no Co-PIs or collaborators.
  5. Clarification on budget justifications that they are required for the lead institution and all sub-awardees.
  6. Multiple updates to Federal and Technical Points of Contact in Appendix A and Appendix B.

A copy can be found here

1/13/2021 12:00 AM
October 22, 2020

​DOE has released amendments for the FY 2021 Infrastructure FOA with additional information about proposal submittal instructions.

FY 2021 Scientific Infrastructure for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0002362, Amendment 001)

Applications are due November 12, 2020.

Due to policy changes, passwords to existing accounts must be reset. To reset your password, use the 'Forgot Password' link on the proposal site. If this is unsuccessful, please contact for a password reset.New passwords must meet the following minimum standards:

  1. Minimum length 8 characters
  2. Must contain at least two numbers
  3. Must contain at least one lowercase character
  4. Must contain at least one uppercase character
  5. Must contain at least one special character (-+_!@#$%^&*.,?~)

Updated support materials for the FOA are available at

10/22/2020 12:00 AM
October 15, 2020

This FOA is to award multiple cooperative agreements to accredited United States (U.S.) two- and four-year colleges and universities to receive and administer scholarship and fellowship funding—provided through the IUP and as administered by the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)—on behalf of selected students attending those institutions.

Applications will be open continuously througout the 10-year cycle of this FOA.

IUP University FOA DE-FOA-0002265 Amendment 1

Submit an Application

The selection of students to receive scholarships and fellowships through the program will occur via a separate DOE-NE process. The FY 2020 IUP Scholarship and Fellowship Requests for Applications were released on, September 30, 2020. Future calls will open each fall with awards being made the following spring.

​For more information on both announcements please visit

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