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Research & Development (R&D)

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Research & Development (R&D)

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

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 NE’s mission.

Who Can Apply?

This is a university-led program. 

When does this program open for applications?

Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are released on varying dates, but this FOA typically opens for applications around June or July.

How to apply?

​To apply, click here and create an account.


No-Cost Time Extensions

To apply for a No-cost Time Extension (NCE) , submit a completed NCE Request Form and submit to Tara Haack (​) and cc: Crystal Sosalla ( 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 NEUP at​.

A request for a no-cost time extension on existing NE funded projects must only be made between October 1 - April 15. Any request outside of this period will need to be substantially justified and receive approval from the Contracting Officer. One no-cost time extension request may be granted for up to 12 months, pending review and approval. No-cost time extensions should be submitted only during the period of October 1 – April 15.  No-cost time extensions should be requested as soon as the need is identified within the last year of the award.​

Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for processing a NCE. When the NCE modification has been processed, an email link will go out to the POCs on the award, directing them to Fed Connect to view the modification document. You may also go to Fed Connect to check status any time as well.

No-Cost Extension Request Form

PI Change/Move Guidance

PI Change/Move Guidance

There is a codified process for any PI changes or moves that must be considered when moving institutions. A PI change or move should be communicated to the Contract Specialist, who will then start the process with the funded university.  For questions about the PI Change/Move Guidance please contact the Contract Specialist for the award. 

​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.