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July 8, 2020

​Save the date for the FY 2021 CINR FOA webinar on the week of August 10-14, 2020. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2021 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. Any changes to DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed. Registration will be available the week of July 27, 2020.

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7/8/2020 12:00 AM
  
July 27, 2020

​Registration is open for the FY 2021 CINR FOA Webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2021 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF work scopes, as well as the IUP Scholarship and Fellowship Program. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

When: August 10-13, 2020

Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET​

Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00​ PM ET

Thursday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

Register​


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7/27/2020 12:00 AM
  
August 7, 2020

​The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, has released a courtesy copy of draft workscopes to support the FY 2021 CINR FOA webinar. The workscopes are still in draft format and are likely to change before final release of the Funding Opportunity Announcement.   

DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2021 NEUP R&D, IUP Scholarships and Fellowships, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed. 

When: August 10-13, 2020 

Webinar Schedule

Draft Workscopes 

Click Here to register for the FY 2021 CINR webinar.

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8/7/2020 12:00 AM
  
September 3, 2020

​DOE-NE has released the FY 2021 CINR and Scientific Infrastructure FOAs. Copies of the FOAs can be found below and at grants.gov:

The https://proposals.inl.gov site is currently experiencing an unexpected outage. Due to this outage, NSUF LOIs will be accepted using an alternate submission method using a Fedramp certified version of Box.com. Refer to the FOA for specific instructions on how to submit NSUF LOIs.  

Please submit NSUF LOIs well before the deadline to allow for troubleshooting any technical issues with the box.com upload.  

DOE-NE intends to amend the CINR FOA on September 17, 2020 with further clarification on pre-application submittal instructions. ​

Additional resources include:

Please be aware of these important deadlines: 

  • Letter of Intent (Mandatory only for NSUF Applications) - Due Date: September 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET  
  • R&D/NSUF Pre-Applications (Mandatory) - Due Date: September 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET 
  • Scientific Infrastructure Support Applications - Due Date: November 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET 
  • NSUF Preliminary Statement of Work - Due Date: November 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET 
  • NSUF Final Statement of Work - Due Date: January 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET 
  • Full R&D Applications - Due Date: February 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET 


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9/8/2020 10:00 AM
  
September 18, 2020

DOE has released amendments for the FY 2021 CINR and infrastructure FOAs with additional information about proposal submittal instructions. The amendment includes the following changes for both documents.

​1. Removes references to the DOE-ID resource page and replaces those references with information at neup.gov.

2. Removes note about an anticipated modification on September 17, 2020.

3. Note added that neup.gov's submission site will be available beginning on September 23, 2020 to accept applications.

4. Restores links throughout the FOA to documents and informational resources available on neup.gov.

FY 2021 CINR FOA (DE-FOA-0002361, Amendment 001)

FY 2021 Scientific Infrastructure for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0002362, Amendment 001)

The CINR application submission site will become available on September 23, 2020 to accept pre-applications.

Although the site may look accessible, you may not be able to log-in before September 23. 

Due to policy changes, passwords to existing accounts must be reset. To reset your password, use the 'Forgot Password' link on the proposal site. If this is unsuccessful, please contact neup@inl.gov for a password reset.

New passwords must meet the following minimum standards:

  1. Minimum length 8 characters
  2. Must contain at least two numbers
  3. Must contain at least one lowercase character
  4. Must contain at least one uppercase character
  5. Must contain at least one special character (-+_!@#$%^&*.,?~)

Updated support materials for both FOAs are available at neup.gov.


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9/18/2020 12:00 AM
  
September 22, 2020

​Users of the NEUP.gov system (proposals.inl.gov) will need to reset their passwords as a result of an upgrade to the application system. To reset passwords, users will need to use the 'Forgot Password' link on the sign in page. Detailed instructions can be found at: https://neup.inl.gov/SiteAssets/FY2021_Documents/Resetting%20Passwords%20on%20NEUP.gov.pdf​

​Users can contact neup@inl.gov with any issues. 

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9/22/2020 12:00 AM
  
September 30, 2020

​The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announced two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Integrated University Program (IUP) seeking applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate-level fellowships in nuclear energy-related fields.

Scholarships are $7,500 for one year. The maximum award for a fellowship is $52,000 per year for three years, with an additional one-time $5,000 allotment to fund travel to a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.

Applications are due on January 28, 2021 and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at neup.gov. NE intends to notify award recipients in spring 2021.

FY 2020 Scholarship RFA

FY 2020 Fellowship RFA

Submit an Application


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9/30/2020 12:00 AM
  
October 15, 2020

This FOA is to award multiple cooperative agreements to accredited United States (U.S.) two- and four-year colleges and universities to receive and administer scholarship and fellowship funding—provided through the IUP and as administered by the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)—on behalf of selected students attending those institutions.

Applications will be open continuously througout the 10-year cycle of this FOA.

IUP University FOA DE-FOA-0002265 Amendment 1

Submit an Application

The selection of students to receive scholarships and fellowships through the program will occur via a separate DOE-NE process. The FY 2020 IUP Scholarship and Fellowship Requests for Applications were released on, September 30, 2020. Future calls will open each fall with awards being made the following spring.

​For more information on both announcements please visit NEUP.gov


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10/15/2020 12:00 AM
  
October 22, 2020

​DOE has released amendments for the FY 2021 Infrastructure FOA with additional information about proposal submittal instructions.

FY 2021 Scientific Infrastructure for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0002362, Amendment 001)

Applications are due November 12, 2020.

Due to policy changes, passwords to existing accounts must be reset. To reset your password, use the 'Forgot Password' link on the proposal site. If this is unsuccessful, please contact neup@inl.gov for a password reset.New passwords must meet the following minimum standards:

  1. Minimum length 8 characters
  2. Must contain at least two numbers
  3. Must contain at least one lowercase character
  4. Must contain at least one uppercase character
  5. Must contain at least one special character (-+_!@#$%^&*.,?~)

 
Updated support materials for the FOA are available at neup.gov.


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10/22/2020 12:00 AM
  
January 13, 2021

Notable changes include:

  1. ​Workscope overview table was updated to exclude duplicate workscopes.
  2. Clarification on Part III, Section A that:
    1. All applications must originate from the lead institution
    2. All lead PIs must have an active account in the neup.gov submittal system.
    3. All collaborators must be listed on the application form with complete information. Failure to secure participation from collaborators or list them correctly may result in dismissal.
  3. New statement in Part IV, Section B that DOE reserves the right to dismiss applications after initial review if the application does not have enough information to adequately judge technical merit.
  4. Clarification to the Benefits of Collaboration document requirements that the document is only optional if there is a single principal investigator with no Co-PIs or collaborators.
  5. Clarification on budget justifications that they are required for the lead institution and all sub-awardees.
  6. Multiple updates to Federal and Technical Points of Contact in Appendix A and Appendix B.

A copy can be found here


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1/13/2021 12:00 AM
  
January 27, 2021

​Are you a PhD student?

Was your PhD research related to Gen IV Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems?

Can you explain your research in three minutes?

Find out more here: https://www.gen-4.org/gif/jcms/c_173183/pitch-your-generation-iv-research-competition​​​

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1/27/2021 12:00 AM
  
April 9, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $5 million in scholarships and fellowships for students across the country pursuing degrees in nuclear energy and engineering. These awards through the Office of Nuclear Energy's Integrated University Program will invest in the next generation of nuclear energy leaders, so that they can develop innovative solutions to today's challenges and help America meet the Biden Administration's ambitious goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035, and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Nuclear is going to play a critical role in America's clean energy future, which means it's more important than ever that we invest in this braintrust," said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Today's whip-smart students are going to power tomorrow's cutting-edge solutions, and I can't wait to see where they take us."

Nuclear power is one of the most reliable sources of energy in America, and the largest domestic source of clean energy—providing 52% of the nation's carbon-free electricity in 2020, and about a fifth of U.S. electricity overall. More research and development in technologies like advanced nuclear reactors and fuels will help America realize nuclear's full potential to meet its energy, environmental, and economic needs—all made possible by a strong pipeline of nuclear energy and engineering students.

The awards announced today include 50 undergraduate scholarships and 31 graduate fellowships, for students at 36 colleges and universities in 23 states. Each undergraduate scholarship provides $7,500 to help cover education costs for the upcoming year, while the three-year graduate fellowship provides $52,000 each year to help pay for graduate studies and research. Fellowships also include $5,000 to fund an internship at a DOE National Laboratory or other approved research facility to strengthen the ties between students and DOE's energy research programs.

Since 2009, the Integrated University Program has awarded nearly 850 scholarships and fellowships, totaling approximately $50 million in awards. Eight former fellowship winners are now university professors engaged in nuclear energy-related research, and one was competitively awarded an Office of Nuclear Energy research and development award in FY 2020. 

Find additional information about DOE's nuclear energy scholarships and fellowships awarded at: https://neup.inl.gov/SitePages/FY20_SF_Recipients.aspx


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4/9/2021 12:00 AM
  
June 22, 2021

​Funding Supports University Faculty and Student Projects to Improve Resiliency and Development of Carbon-Free Nuclear Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $61 million in funding awards for 99 advanced nuclear energy technology projects in 30 states and a U.S. territory. The projects, $58 million of which will go to U.S. universities, will focus on nuclear energy research, cross-discipline technology development, and nuclear reactor infrastructure to bolster the resiliency and use of America's largest domestic source of carbon-free energy. It will also help to meet the Biden-Harris Administration's ambitious goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035, and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Nuclear power is critical to America's clean energy future and we are committed to making it a more accessible, affordable and resilient energy solution for communities across the country," said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “At DOE we're not only investing in the country's current nuclear fleet, but we're also investing in the scientists and engineers who are developing and deploying the next generation of advanced nuclear technologies that will slash the amount of carbon pollution, create good-paying energy jobs, and realize our carbon-free goals."

Nuclear power provides a fifth of America's overall electricity and more than half of our zero-emissions energy, making it a key part of our clean energy future. To realize nuclear's full potential, more research and development is needed to ensure the creation and operation of cost-effective nuclear power and to establish new methods for securely transporting, storing and disposing of spent nuclear fuel waste. 

The awards are managed through DOE's nuclear energy programs – the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET), and the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF). The selected awardees will: 

Enhance America's Nuclear Energy Infrastructure and Increase the Safety of Nuclear Waste Storage — The work developed through NEUP awards supports a wide array of students and faculty across the nation who are conducting outstanding, cutting-edge research and strengthens university training structures. Through the NEUP awards, 69 university-led projects across 27 states will receive $48.8 million in DOE funding to develop innovative solutions for increasing the nation's nuclear energy capabilities, including novel methods for isolating, immobilizing and storing nuclear waste.

Additionally, 24 university-led projects will receive $5.9 million for research aimed at improving nuclear reactor infrastructure and providing crucial safety and performance upgrades to a portion of the nation's 25 university research reactors.

Improve Resiliency of Nuclear Reactor Facilities — Four projects awarded through NEET and NSUF – and separately housed at Iowa State University, North Carolina State University, GE Research and DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory – will develop advanced materials, manufacturing, and digital instrumentation technologies to support advanced nuclear reactors, and to investigate the application of nuclear fuel and materials. These projects will receive $3.2 million in funding, and will be supported by approximately $3.9 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post-irradiation examination facilities, synchrotron beamline capabilities, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through NSUF.

With these awards, DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy has now awarded more than $863 million to continue American leadership in clean energy innovation and to train the next generation of nuclear engineers and scientists through its competitive opportunities since 2009.

​Please visit the Office of Nuclear Energy's website for information on all of DOE's efforts to continue American leadership in low-carbon nuclear energy innovation.

 


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6/22/2021 12:00 AM
  
September 16, 2021

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has excess Co-60 sources that were made for DOE-Office of Isotopes, that are no longer needed. A formal RFI (link below) has been issued. INL will pay for the shipping of capsules to applicants. Costs associated with updating any radioactive material license, extra security, etc., is not covered. More details are provided via the link below.  ​

The opportunity is listed at https://sam.gov/opp/327938b28bcf46cc8b5c396c7517d8f0/view

The deadline for responding to the RFI is 9/30/2021. 


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9/16/2021 12:00 AM