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Research & Development (R&D)

General Information

NEUP seeks to align the nuclear energy research being conducted at U.S. colleges and universities with DOE’s mission and goals. The program supports projects that focus on the needs and priorities of key Office of Nuclear Energy programs, including fuel cycle, reactor concepts, and mission supporting research.

​NEUP awards millions of dollars in research cooperative agreements each year through a two-part solicitation process that requires professors to submit pre-applications and then full proposals - if their application is passed forward.

All proposals are subjected to a rigorous, independent peer review process to eliminate bias and ensure those that are funded are based on technical merit and relevance to the Department’s mission.

No-Cost Extensions

To apply for a no-cost extension (NCE) , submit a completed NCE Request Form and submit to Tara Haack (​) and cc: Anna Podgorney ( Once received, a budget replan, by milestone, will be sent out and will need to be completed and returned. If you need additional assistance, please contact Tara Haack (208) 526-1960 or Anna Podgorney at (208) 526-2123. ​​

No-Cost Extension Request Form

​Foreign Travel Guidelines

Requests for foreign travel approval will not be accepted after the travel has occurred.

Foreign travel must be listed and approved in the project budget.​ 

If you are unsure whether or not foreign travel has been outlined in your budget, please contact your DOE-ID contract specialist.

Related Documents

Click here to view NEUP documents.

Documents include abstracts, workscopes, travel forms, budget forms, conflict of interest disclosure forms, etc.