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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: 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 DOE-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.  No-cost time extension requests may be granted for up to 12 months, pending review and approval.  

Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for processing No-Cost Extensions (NCEs). When the NCE modification has been processed, an email link will go out to the POC’s 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

​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.