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April 15, 2024

​The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is awarding $59.7 million in funding for 50 advanced nuclear energy technology projects at 25 colleges and universities, 2 national laboratories (Los Alamos National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and 1 industry (Electric Power Research Institute) across 22 states. Funding is awarded under the following categories:

  • Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Research and Development - $44 million
  • CINR Integrated Research Projects (IRP) - $9 million
  • Nuclear Science User Facility (NSUF) - $6.6 million

View full press release here.

FY 2024 award selections can be found below:

CINR R&D Awards

NSUF Awards

IRP Awards

4/15/2024 12:00 AM
April 8, 2024

​The Office of Nuclear Energy has released a report to Congress titled, ‘Needs for University Nuclear Reactor Refurbishments, Upgrades, and New Reactors’.


The report describes (1) the current state of research reactors at U.S. universities, including their technologies, utilization, and needed maintenance and upgrades; (2) advanced reactor research and workforce development needs not met by existing domestic capabilities; and (3) preliminary planning information for establishing new advanced university research reactors, including a discussion of their costs, potential areas of government support, and means by which DOE would manage the government cost and risk if it were to support such projects.


Needs for University Nuclear Reactor Refurbishments, Upgrades, and New Reactors Report​

4/8/2024 12:05 AM
April 8, 2024

​The Office of Nuclear Energy is proud to announce $19.1 million in FY 2024 awards to support nuclear energy research and development, university nuclear infrastructure, and undergraduate and graduate training at 49 trade schools, colleges and universities across the country.


The awards fall under five funding opportunities organized under three topics: (1) Student Support, (2) Research and Development, and (3) Infrastructure.

View full press release here.


FY 2024 award selections can be found below:

UNLP Scholarship & Fellowship

Scientific Infrastructure

Distinguished Early Career Program

Phase II Continuation CINR

Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research and Development Student Competition​

4/8/2024 12:00 AM
April 6, 2024

​University Park, PA - During her keynote at the 2024 American Nuclear Society Student Conference, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dr. Katy Huff gave attendees a first look at this year's awards under the Office of Nuclear Energy's University Programs. Recipients of more than $19 million in awards supporting nuclear energy research, infrastructure, and undergraduate and graduate education were notified today. Complete press release to follow on Monday, April 8.​

4/6/2024 12:00 AM