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March 6, 2023

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.

The focus of this RFI is to obtain input to and identify potential new research areas for future FOAs in areas that support NE's mission.

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 2024 is due May 15, 2023. Responses must be submitted through to be considered. ​​​

Nuclear Energy Research and Development RFI DE-SOL-0008246

3/6/2023 12:00 AM
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