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June 18, 2024

​The Office of Nuclear Energy has released an amendment to the FY 2025 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research​ Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). These modifications include:​

  • Updated language to the Project/Performance Site Location form found in Part IV, Section
    E.12.4.
  • Removed “Synergistic Activities” from Part IV, Sections D.4 and E.7
  • Correct headers of the Appendix sections​

View the full FOA and amendment here.



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6/18/2024 12:00 AM
  
June 18, 2024

The Office of Nuclear Energy has released an amendment to the CINR Scientific Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). These modifications include:

  • Updated table of contents
  • Updated language and added clarification under Part IV Application and Submission -
    D.5 Project Team Curriculum Vitae (CV) to include the following:
  1. Re-stated 3-page limit.
  2. Publications limited to the 10 most closely related to the proposed project.
View the full FOA and amendment here.
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6/18/2024 12:00 AM
  
June 6, 2024

The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) hosted a program manager Q&A session for each of the FY 2025 CINR FOA topic areas May 28 – 30, 2024. This was an opportunity for the university community to interact with federal and technical points of contact. 

All session Q&As are below.

FY25 CINR Topic Area 1 Q&A​​

FY25 CINR NSUF 1 and 2 Q&A

FY25 CINR Topic Area 3 Q&A

FY25 CINR Topic Area 4 Q&A

FY25 CINR Topic Area 5 Q&A

FY25 CINR Topic Area 6 Q&A

FY25 CINR Topic Area 8 Q&A

FY25 CINR Topic Area 9 Q&A

FY25 CINR Topic Area 11 Q&A

​​The agenda with each topic area is below. Each topic area is linked to it's individual Q&A session recording. 

Topic AreaTitleTime – All Times are Eastern Time
Tuesday May 28 
Topic Area 4Fuels12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
NSUF 1 & 2NSUF Joint R&D and Access/NSUF Access Only2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Topic Area 10Licensing, Safety, Security and Safeguards3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Topic Area 5 Disposal Research4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday May 29 
Topic Area 3Nuclear Fuel Recycle Technologies​11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Topic Area 8Modeling and Simulation1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Topic Area 7Public Perceptions of an Integrated Waste Management System
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Topic Area 9Measuring, Monitoring, and Controls3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Topic Area 11Advanced Nuclear Materials and Manufacturing Technologies4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday May 30 
Topic Area and IRP-1Reactor Development and Plant Optimization/Grand Challenge IRP – Accelerating Reactor Development​
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Topic Area 2Existing Plant Optimization
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Topic Area 6 and IRP-2Storage and Transportation Research/Grand Challenge IRP – Advanced Reactor SNF Disposition2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Topic Area 12Strategi​c Needs Blue Sky
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
IRP 3Grand Challenge Research and Development at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)4:00 PM – 5:00 PM​


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6/6/2024 12:00 AM
  
May 20, 2024

The Office of Nuclear Energy has released the FY 2025 Funding Opportunity Announcements for Continuation Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Phase II Continuation CINR, Distinguished Early Career Program (DECP), and Scientific Infrastructure.

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0003309) Amend 01

Phase II Continuation CINR (DE-FOA-0003310)

Distinguished Early Career Program (DE-FOA-00003311) 

Scientific Infrastructure for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0003312) Amend 01

Submit an Application


FY 2025 Upcoming Submission Deadlines
All deadlines at 5:00 PM ET

CINR

NSUF Letter of Intent: June 5, 2024
Pre-Applications Due: June 26, 2024
Full Applications and IRPs: November 13, 2024

Phase II Continuation

Letter of Intent: June 5, 2024
Full Applications Due: October 2, 2024

Distinguished Early Career

Applications Due: August 6, 2024

Scientific Infrastructure Support 

Applications Due: July 17, 2024
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​Additional Resources






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5/20/2024 5:00 PM
  
May 20, 2024

​DOE is awarding $7.4 million to 8 projects at 7 universities in 6 states to improve university nuclear research reactors and share state-of-the-art training facilities with non-reactor owning educational institutions. The projects are awarded under the following funding opportunities:

University Nuclear Research Infrastructure Revitalization – Awards Purdue University $6 million to support the revitalization of university nuclear facilities and equipment at three universities through a consortium to enhance university-led nuclear R&D.

University Reactor Sharing and Outreach Program – Awards $200,000 to universities with existing nuclear research reactors to support the sharing of resources and facilities with educational institutions that currently do not have access to research reactors, such as K-12 schools, vocational schools, community colleges, or other colleges and universities. DOE is announcing 7 awards totaling $1.4 million to:

· The Ohio State University

· Purdue University

· Texas A&M University

· University of Florida

· University of Maryland - College Park

· University of New Mexico

· University of Texas at Austin


View Press Release here.

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5/20/2024 12:00 AM
  
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


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