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January 23, 2023

​Friendly reminder that applications for the Fiscal Year 2023 Consolidated Innovation Nuclear Research (CINR) Integrated Research Projects (IRPs) close February 8, 2023, 7pm ET.

This year's IRP Financial Offer of Assistance (FOA) includes two areas of focus:

IRP-1: Grand Challenge IRP - Accelerating Reactor Deployment (Up to 3 years and $3,000,000)

IRP-2: Grand Challenge Research and Development at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) (Up to 3 years and $1,500,000)​

The application deadline is fast approaching. If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to reach out to


1/23/2023 12:00 AM
December 21, 2022

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) announced a new Request for Applications (RFAs) for the Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research and Development Student Competition, seeking to recognize and award published graduate and undergraduate students for innovative nuclear energy research. This program was formerly known as the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D.

Students may submit one or more publications and will be considered for any of the four categories in which they are eligible. Applicants may only win one competition per year.

  • Open Competition (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Competition for Graduate Students Attending Minority Serving Institutions or Belonging to an Underserved Community
  • Competition for Undergraduate Students Attending Minority Serving Institutions or Belonging to an Underserved Community
  • Undergraduate Competition

In addition to honoraria, travel and conference opportunities may accompany awards. First place award recipients in the open competition will have an opportunity to present their publication at the annual ANS Winter Meeting as well as other national meetings.

Applications are due by March 8, 2023, at 5:00 pm ET. Students must apply electronically at No hard copy applications will be accepted.

Click ​here for more information and learn how to apply

NE strives to ensure that it is fully committed to broadening the inclusion and contribution of those communities that have been historically underserved within its programs. Students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), or institutions located in a disadvantaged community, are highly encouraged to apply to this RFA. Information on underserved institutions can be found by clicking here.

All information and instructions required to respond to this RFA are accessible at

12/21/2022 4:00 PM
November 2, 2022



  • Are you a current PhD student or did you complete your PhD after January 1, 2021?
  • Is your research related to Generation IV Advanced Nuclear Energy systems?
  • Can you explain your research in three minutes?

If you answered yes to those questions, you may be interested in the 2023 Pitch your Gen IV Research Competition

Location: Virtual

Date: You can apply between December 1, 2022 and January 15, 2023 by submitting an executive summary of your research.

Cost: Free!

Scientific focus: Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

Format: All participants are initially required to submit one-page executive summary of their research to be reviewed by a panel of experts. Up to 30 outstanding research projects that are original, significant, and relevant for GIF will be selected and their author will be invited to record a 4-minute video pitch between 15 February and 15 March 2023. The recorded videos will be publicly posted (e.g., YouTube) for 30 days to allow world-wide viewing and voting.  The public viewing of the pitches will begin in April 2023.  A GIF expert panel (GIF Jury) will also judge the video pitches based on their creativity, communication effectiveness, and technical quality. The best pitches will be selected based on (1) the GIF Jury and (2) the popular voting.

Prizes: Winners will be selected in both the popular vote category and the GIF Jury category. Winners will be announced in May 2023.

​Click the link for more details.

11/2/2022 12:00 AM
October 24, 2022

The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) will facilitate a discussion with academic, national laboratory, and industry stakeholders of the Nuclear Energy University Program and the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity to better understand technical areas of high importance to the university community.

NE will use the input to inform the FY 2024 CINR FOA work scope development process.

This will be an in-person event held during the 2022 ANS Winter Meeting. A summary report will be developed and shared with the broader community for continued input.

Date/Time: November 17, 2022, 9:00-12:00 MT​

Location: Arizona Grand Resort, Vista Room

Please register for the event here.


10/24/2022 12:00 AM
September 30, 2022

​DOE-NE announced the release of the FY 2023 Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Distinguished Early Career Program (DECP) (DE-FOA-0002734). Changes have been made between the released FOA and the DECP Overview webinar given in August 2022. The FOA takes precedence over any guidance provided in the webinar.

Official copies of the documents are available at Applications are to be submitted to

A courtesy copy of the FOA is available at the following link:

FY 2023 Distinguished Early Career Program Funding Opportunity Amendment 1*

DECP Schedule
November 3, 2022DECP Applications Due (7 PM ET)
October 1, 2023Anticipated Project Start Date

* Amendment 1 contains administrative changes only.

Submit Applications Here


9/30/2022 12:00 AM
September 22, 2022

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announced two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP), seeking applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate-level fellowships in nuclear energy-related fields.

  • The UNLP Undergraduate Scholarship for students attending a two-year institution will provide $5,000 toward the cost of tuition and additional expenses for the 2023-2024 year.
  • The UNLP Undergraduate Scholarship for students attending a four-year institution will provide $10,000 toward the cost of tuition and additional expenses for the 2023-2024 year.
  • ​The UNLP Graduate Fellowship provides $169,000 over three years to support graduate research and supports a summer internship at a DOE national laboratory or approved facility.

Student applications are due on January 11, 2023, and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at NE intends to notify award recipients in Spring 2023.

FY 2022 Scholarship RFA

FY 2022 Fellowship RFA

Submit an Application

Students can apply without their institutions being a current UNLP-approved organization. However, institutions with students receiving awards will need to be UNLP-approved by NE prior to the transfer of award funds. This is completed by the university/college through a separate Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002265) found at For more information on how to become a UNLP-approved institution, please visit the Scholarship and Fellowship Resources page at

9/22/2022 12:00 AM