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April 20, 2022

​On April 20, 2022, the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) issued Modification 002 to the Request for Information (RFI) #DE-SOL-0008246.  DOE-NE is seeking input from the nuclear energy community, including technical and community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as other Minority Serving Institutions, for its competitive Research and Development (R&D) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for universities.

DOE-NE is seeking ideas, input, comments, feedback, and recommendations from interested parties for future competitive university-led research projects.

This input may lead to a more robust R&D program that reflects communities' ideas and could identify new creative, innovative, and transformative outcomes. 

DOE-NE also seeks input regarding the structure of the solicitation itself, including any examples of other solicitations that have been successful in utilizing university research.

The RFI is open continuously and the input for consideration in FY 2023 is due May 16, 2022.

RFI - CINR RD - DE-SOL-0008246 MOD 02.pdf

4/20/2022 12:00 AM
April 19, 2022

The Office of Nuclear Energy is seeking candidates for ORISE Nuclear Energy Policy Fellowships. Qualified candidates can be recent undergraduates, graduates, and early career professionals, with a range of academic backgrounds including science and engineering, the full spectrum of social sciences, and communications. Successful applicants will work with the Office of Nuclear Energy to gain essential skills and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the Department of Energy's mission in the future.

Apply at Zintellect - Climb Higher

4/19/2022 12:00 AM
April 12, 2022

​Through the University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP), the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) is awarding more than $5 million for 61 undergraduate scholarships and 28 graduate fellowships to students pursuing nuclear energy-related disciplines at universities across the country.

NE is awarding scholarships of $5,000 per year to two-year institutions where students are training as nuclear energy-related technicians. Four-year institutions will receive scholarships of $10,000 per year, and graduate fellows will receive $52,000 each year for three years 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, NE has awarded more than 900 scholarships and fellowships to 75 universities/college in 32 states.

FY21 Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

Complete DOE Press Release

4/12/2022 12:00 AM
February 21, 2022

Resources are now available from the webinar hosted on February 17, 2022 covering these items:

  • Reporting Requirements Checklist
  • Quarterly Reporting/Final Reporting
  • Award Modifications (No Cost Extensions, Re-Budgets, Key Personnel Changes, etc.)
  • PI Move/Change Policy
Access the video recording here:

View/download the presentation slides here: here​


2/21/2022 12:00 AM
January 26, 2022

​DOE-NE has released a third amendment to the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA which removes references to the Distinguished Early Career FOA in Part III, Section A.5. 

The amendment is available on A courtesy copy is available on

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0002516, Amendment 3)

1/26/2022 12:00 AM
January 18, 2022

Please use the amended (Amendment 002) Distinguished Early Career Program (DECP) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provided at this link​.

Amendment 002 removes the following items noted in Amendment 001:

  • Part III, Section C: Provides language regarding eligibility restrictions between IRP CINR projects and DECP.
  • Part III, Section C: Updates on eligibility restrictions between CINR projects and DECP.
  • Part III, Section C: Clarifies that individuals who have received funds from other comparable early career awards are not eligible for this award.

The extended full application due date deadline included in Amendment 001 of February 23, 2022, remains unchanged.

We apologize for any confusion that resulted from the previous amendment.

1/18/2022 12:00 AM