Save the date for a U.S. Nuclear Energy Industry face-to-face meeting and webinar on September 26, 2018, in Washington D.C. The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) will host this first annual meeting to obtain feedback from U.S. Industry on the “U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development, Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)” that was issued in December 2017. In addition, NE will lead the discussion of lessons learned for the parallel Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative technical vouchers program that helps provide U.S. industry with access to the unique capabilities of the U.S. National Laboratories. Also, the meeting will include discussion of planned upcoming activities and potential new aspects for the U.S. Industry FOA.
NE has actively evaluated the FOA provisions throughout its first year and has made several modifications due to self-identified improvements and those from U.S. industry participants. This process continues, and NE is committed to evaluating all comments received at this meeting and from all sources, and to establish a feedback mechanism in response to received comments, to continue to improve the effectiveness of the FOA and the U.S. government’s appropriate support of U.S. nuclear energy technology development consistent with the GAIN initiative.
Register for the meeting/webinar here: https://inr.inl.gov/SitePages/Industry_Event_Registration.aspx
Please be advised that, due to room size limitations, NE anticipates limiting attendance at the face-to-face meeting in Washington, DC to one representative from a registered U.S. company. Other interested parties are strongly encouraged to participate by webinar, which will allow for two-way interaction.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support R&D on advanced nuclear reactor technologies that enable safe, secure, and flexible energy production by nuclear fission with dramatically lower capital and operating costs. These technologies are expected to be deployed for electricity production and/or uses such as production of industrial process heat or desalination.
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Through the Integrated University Program, the U.S. Department of Energy is awarding more than $5 million for 58 undergraduate scholarships and 31 graduate fellowships to students pursuing nuclear energy-related disciplines at universities across the country. Through this program, undergraduates will receive a $7,500 scholarship, while fellowship winners will receive up to $50,000 annually over the next three years. The graduate fellowships will also include $5,000 toward a summer internship at a U.S. national laboratory or other approved facility to strengthen the ties between students and the Department’s nuclear energy research programs. The selected students will study a breadth of critical nuclear energy issues, from fuel cycle sustainability to reactor efficiency and design.
Since 2009, the Energy Department has awarded over $38 million to more than 700 students for nuclear energy-related scholarships and fellowships.
Click here for a list of Recipients (Schools)
The Department of Energy has issued an Amendment (0004) for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001515. The purpose of the Amendment is to update the FOA document to include an update to the IRP:NE-1: Grand Challenge Problem for Nuclear Energy Workscope. The Amendment relaxes the requirement to match the number of students and faculty such that in total, the number of students and faculty supported in collaborating countries must be at least equal to those supported in the United States.
Applications are due February 15, 2017.
A copy of the Amended FOA is available here.
From July 16-29, 2017, UC Berkeley will host the second annual Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp. Graduate and Undergraduate students in nuclear engineering, energy economics, energy policy, and other subjects will be trained for two weeks in skills essential to innovation while executing team design projects. The program will consist of a series of modules from Silicon Valley and nuclear experts; professional participants will learn side by side with the students and contribute their expertise to the student design projects. These projects will culminate in product pitches, which will be open to the public and streamed online.
Fore more information please visit: nuclearbootcamp.berkeley.edu
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 $50,000 per year for three years, with an additional one-time $5,000 allotment to fund a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.
Applications are due on January 25, 2017, and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at neup.gov. NE intends to notify award recipients in April 2017.
More information can be found here.
The Department of Energy has issued an amendment (00003) for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The purpose of the amendment is to update the FOA document to include details of the IRP-NE-1: Grand Challenge Problem for Nuclear Energy workscope.
A copy of the amended FOA can be found here.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy is accepting applications from U.S. universities to support infrastructure upgrades to university research reactors and general scientific infrastructure.
The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (DE-FOA-0001516) was released on September 1, 2016 at Grants.gov and is being managed by Nuclear Science User Facilities. Users will apply directly through http://www.grants.gov.
Applications will be due on November 23, 2016, with the anticipated award announcement by April-May 2017. Additional information and a courtesy copy of the FOA can be found at https://www.nsuf-infrastructure.inl.gov/Home/FOA.
The RCUK Energy Programme (RCUKEP), led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is encouraging the participation of UK researchers in the current DOE-NE FY 2017 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
The RCUKEP will support the UK component of proposals including US/UK collaboration in specific areas found in Appendix A of DE-FOA-0001515.
Applicable scopes associated with this collaborative effort can be found here.
Videos explaining capabilities of UK universities can be found here.
UK funding, as part of this announcement, does not count towards the US funding limits as described in the FOA. UK funds will be released based on the NEUP's funding recommendations.
A convenient source of potential collaborators and collaboration information may be found in the publicly available Nuclear Science and Engineering Sourcebook.
Pre-Application deadline is September 14, 2016.
Full-Application deadline is February 15, 2017.
The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy has released draft workscopes for the FY 2017 CINR FOA webinar. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2017 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, NEET, and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.
When: August 8-10, 2016
This is an invitation to submit joint proposals under the United States-Euratom International Energy Research Initiative (INERI) in support of the collaboration with Euratom for the research and development (R&D) objectives of the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE).
The joint mini-proposals submitted in response to this announcement must reflect collaborative arrangements for cooperative R&D involving at least one participant from the DOE national laboratories and/or U.S. universities and one participant from Euratom. The United States and Euratom participants must be funded under separate financial support from their countries and must identify such funding in the proposal. Collaborative arrangements may involve additional U.S. and Euratom federal and non-federal organizations.
More information can be found at:
International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative
DOE awards $82 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards in 28 states.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding over $82 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards in 28 states. In total, 93 projects were selected to receive funding that will help push innovative nuclear technologies toward commercialization and into the market. These awards provide funding for nuclear energy-related research through the Nuclear Energy University Program, Nuclear Science User Facilities, and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology programs. In addition to financial support, a number of recipients will receive technical and regulatory assistance through the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.
Through NEUP, DOE is awarding more than $35 million for 48 university-led nuclear research and development projects, $15 million for 4 Integrated Research Projects, and $5 million for 17 infrastructure support awards.
DOE is also awarding nearly $7 million to support 7 nuclear energy research and development projects through the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program. NEET is also awarding 3 grants, totaling over $1 million, to support infrastructure improvements at Department of Energy national laboratories to further reactor and instrumentation research.
Additionally, DOE has selected eight university, two national laboratory, and one industry-led project that will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will fund over $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 the NSUF.
NEUP R&D Awards
Environmental Management Awards
DOE is seeking information, comments, feedback, and recommendations from interested parties for future work scope areas for the major NE-funded research programs in the following R&D areas:
- Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FC R&D) Program
- Reactor Concepts Research, Development and Demonstration (RC RD&D) Program
- Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Program
- Nuclear Enabling Technologies (NEET) Crosscutting Technology Development (CTD).
DOE is also seeking information, comments, feedback, and recommendations from interested parties to determine what capabilities that support research, training and technology demonstration, are of high interest to the nuclear research community. In addition to receiving feedback on the aforementioned capabilities, DOE seeks input on other high priority nuclear energy-related infrastructure needs, including information on the potential benefit, location, funding model, and feasibility of establishing, maintaining, and operating such facilities.
Responses must be received by Thursday, May 26, 2016, to be considered for FY 2017 workscopes.
Request for Information- Research and Development Work Scope Development (DE-SOL-0008246)
Request for Information- Potential Infrastructure Investments (DE-SOL-0008318)
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The U.S. Department of Energy today announced over $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear science and engineering degrees.
The Energy Department is awarding 57 scholarships to undergraduate students and 33 fellowships to graduate students in engineering and science programs related to nuclear energy. Each scholarship student will receive $7,500 to help cover the cost of his or her education for the next year. Fellowship winners will receive up to $50,000 annually over the next three years to help pay for their graduate studies and research, plus $5,000 toward a summer internship.
FY 2016 Scholarship and Fellowship Awards