FY13 Web Archive

Department of Energy Awards $60 Million to Train Future Nuclear Workforce and Advance Nuclear Technology

September 20, 2013

The Department of Energy is awarding over $60 million to U.S. universities, national laboratories, and industry for 75 new nuclear energy research projects and 16 infrastructure awards, which will ensure nuclear energy continues to play an important role in America’s low carbon future.

Through the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP), the Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding approximately $52 million for 61 university-led nuclear energy research and development projects, 16 infrastructure support awards and an Integrated Research Project.

DOE is also awarding over $9 million to support 13 nuclear energy research and development projects through the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program.

NEUP R&D Awards

NEET Awards

Infrastructure Awards

IRP Awards

Official DOE Press Release

Department of Energy Announces Webinar on October 16-17 to Discuss FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcements

September 17, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy is releasing a 'save the date' for a FY 2014 webinar to discuss its various Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2014 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, and NEET workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

A full schedule and draft workscopes will be made available before the webinar.

When: October 16-17, 2013

Save the Date Flyer

Department of Energy Announces $5 Million in Student Scholarship and Fellowship Awards 
July 17, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced approximately $5 million to help educate the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers, and to strengthen nuclear research and education capabilities at U.S. universities and colleges. 

The Department is awarding 37 scholarships to undergraduate students and 31 fellowships to graduate students in engineering and science programs related to nuclear energy. Each scholarship student will receive $5,000 to help cover the cost of his or her education for the next year. Fellowship winners will receive $50,000 a year over the next three years to help pay for their graduate studies and research.

FY 2013 Scholarship & Fellowship Awards

PICS:NE Tutorial Presentation and Video are Now Available

June 27, 2013

The video and presentation slides from last week's live webinar tutorial of the new PICS:NE reporting system at the Annual ANS meeting are now available.  

PICS:NE Tutorial Video

PICS:NE Tutorial Presentation Slides

FY 2013 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000799) is Now Closed

June 12, 2013

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) closed the remaining portions of the Consolidated Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000799). Award announcements for General Scientific Infrastructure, Integrated Research Projects, and R&D full proposals are anticipated in September 2013.

Although DE-FOA-0000799 may still be accessible in grants.gov, all applications must have been submitted to neup.gov before June 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm ET. 

NEUP to Offer Webinar on New Quarterly Reporting System (PICS:NE) at Annual ANS Conference
June 4, 2013

NEUP will be holding a session and live webinar about the NE Program Information Collection System (PICS) at the Annual ANS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The NEUP team will be available before, during, and after the presentation to answer questions about quality assurance, current solicitations, and other general questions. We encourage you to stop by with questions, concerns, and ideas to share with the team regarding NEUP systems and processes.

Event: PICS:NE Tutorial and Q&A Session
Date:   June 19, 2013
Time:  4:30-5:30 pm ET
Location:   Kennesaw Room, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, or by webinar
Webinar Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/932647025


FY 2012 awards were transferred from the reporting system at www.neup.gov to PICS for the last round of quarterly reports. The NEUP Integration Office is preparing for transfers of FY 2011 projects into the system as well. It would be beneficial to learn about PICS in the event your project is transferred. The tutorial portion of the session will provide an explanation of the benefits of the new system, a navigation overview of PICS,  and a question and answer period.


FY 2013 Reactor Upgrades (DE-FOA-0000815) FOA Now Closed 
May 20, 2013

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) closed the FY 2013 Reactor Upgrades (DE-FOA-0000815) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

The FY 2013 General Scientific Infrastructure FOA (DE-FOA-0000814) will remain open until June 12, 2013. 

Two and four-year U.S. colleges and universities, as well as trade schools, are eligible to apply through www.grants.gov as described in the FOA.

FY 2013 General Scientific Infrastructure FOA (DE-FOA-0000814)

(A copy of the FOA is posted on neup.gov as a courtesy. Official copies can be found at www.grants.gov

Department of Energy Amends Section C (IRP) of the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA
April 30, 2013

Today, the Department of Energy issued an amendment to Section C (IRP). The amendment changes “page 44, table 10—Vitas” of the FOA, changing the CV submittal restrictions.

Summary of Amendment Changes

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (amended)

Department of Energy Issues Requests for Applications for Nuclear Science and Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships
April 12, 2013

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announced two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) that seek applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships in nuclear science and engineering fields of study.

NE expects to award up to $4.6 million for up to 70 undergraduate scholarships and 30 graduate fellowships to a diverse group of U.S. students and legal permanent residents via the open and competitive process defined in the RFAs.

Undergraduate scholarships are $5,000 for one year. The maximum award for fellowships is anticipated to be $50,000 a year for three years, with an additional one time $5,000 allotment to fund a minimum 10-week internship at a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.

Applications for the Scholarship and Fellowship RFAs are due on May 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm ET, and must be submitted using the online submittal application. NE intends to notify award recipients in August 2013. 

Submit an Application

FY 2013 Scholarship RFA

FY 2013 Fellowship RFA

FY 2013 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA Pre-Applications Phase Now Closed

January 28, 2013

The pre-application phase for Sections A and B of the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA is now closed. Other portions of the FOA will remain open until June 12, 2013.  

In prior years, DOE-NE issued multiple solicitations for R&D opportunities through the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) and the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) Crosscutting Technology Development Program. In fiscal year (FY) 2013, DOE-NE is integrating these competitively-funded R&D opportunities into a Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA.

FY 2013 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000799)

FY 2013 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA Webinar Recordings and Materials 

FY 2013 NEUP Webinar Videos and Presentations

Submit an FY 2013 Research Application

(A copy of the FOA is posted on neup.gov as a courtesy. Official copies can be found at www.grants.gov

FY 2013 Scholarship and Fellowship Update
January 16, 2013

Multiple students have requested information about whether or not there will be a NEUP Scholarship and Fellowship call in FY 2013. DOE Program Managers have provided the following answer:

"DOE is not yet able to issue solicitations for applications for 2013 student scholarships or fellowships because funding has not been received from Congressional appropriation to do so. Currently, the Federal government is operating under a continuing resolution, which allows DOE to operate at reduced funding levels but doesn’t allow the issue of S&F solicitations. However, if and when a budget is approved that includes funding for the Office of Nuclear Energy under the Integrated University Program budget line item, DOE will act swiftly to seek approval and issue the solicitations."

For now, the best course of action is to monitor this website where we will post any updates as soon as they are available.

FOA Webinars, Tools and Section B Amendment Now Available
December 20, 2012

The Section B workscopes have now been amended. Three major changes to the NEET-1 workscope include:

  • The NEET 2010 Workshop report is now included for reference.
  • Two focus areas have been removed. These areas are:
    • Advanced software tools that integrate engineering, fabrication, construction, and operations in a single life cycle program and;
    • Real time monitoring and non-destructive examination systems for high speed welding processes.

A copy of the amended FOA is available here

Recordings of the FOA webinar held on December 13th, along with tools and presentation materials are now available.

FOA Webinar Recordings and Materials

Department of Energy Issues FY 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcements for U.S. Universities to Support Nuclear Energy Education and Infrastructure
December 13, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy today announced two new fiscal year (FY) 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to support university and college efforts to build or expand their nuclear science and engineering research and education capabilities, in support of the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers conducting research at colleges and universities across the country. The Department will provide funds to upgrade university research reactors and purchase general scientific equipment and instrumentation.

The Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) Infrastructure program supports the education and training of nuclear scientists, engineers and policy-makers in graduate and undergraduate study and two-year programs who are conducting research that furthers the goals of the Department.

Two and four-year U.S. colleges and universities, as well as trade schools, are eligible to apply through www.grants.gov as described in the FOAs. FOA numbers for the solicitations are listed below.

FY 13 General Scientific Infrastructure FOA (DE-FOA-0000814)

FY 13 Reactor Upgrades FOA (DE-FOA-0000815)

(A copy of the FOA is posted on neup.gov as a courtesy. Official copies can be found at www.grants.gov