FY14 Web Archive

Department of Energy Awards $67 Million to Advance Nuclear Technology

August 20, 2014

The Department of Energy is awarding over $67 million to U.S. universities, national laboratories, and industry for 83 awards which have the potential to create scientific breakthroughs that both helps strengthen the nation's energy security and reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Through the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP), the Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding approximately $30 million for 44 university-led nuclear energy research and development projects, approximately $20 million for 5 Integrated Research Projects, and 20 infrastructure support awards.

DOE is also awarding over $11 million to support 12 nuclear energy research and development projects through the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program. Additionally, NEET is awarding 2 grants totaling over $1 million to support infrastructure improvements at Department of Energy national laboratories to further reactor and instrumentation research. 

NEUP R&D Awards

NEET Awards (R&D and Infrastructure)

Infrastructure Awards

IRP Awards

DOE Press Release

Department of Energy Announces $5 Million in Student Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

May 9, 2014

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 42 scholarships to undergraduate students and 33 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 2014 Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998) and Scientific Infrastructure Support FOA (DE-FOA-0000999) Are Now Closed

April 3, 2014

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) closed the Consolidated Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998) and the Scientific Infrastructure Support FOA (DE-FOA-0000999). Award announcements for General Scientific Infrastructure, Reactor Upgrades, Integrated Research Projects, and R&D full proposals are anticipated in September 2014.

Although DE-FOA-0000998 and DE-FOA-0000999 may still be accessible in grants.gov, all applications must have been submitted before April 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET. 

Amendment 000004 Issued for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998)

March 18, 2014

The Department of Energy has issued an amendment (000004) for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The purpose of this amendment is to update the FOA document in the following ways: 

  • Part IV.C.2: Research and Related Other Project Information (Lead Institution Only) added to title.
  • Part IV.C.2.b: Project Narrative : Explanation regarding who can be referenced in the R&D narrative has been clarified to read "Identification, by individual name or name of institution, of any team member. Examples of acceptable ways of referring to them will be posted on the NEUP website and application form (Guidance)."
  • Part IV.C.2.c: Vitae - Technical Expertise and Qualifications (2 Pages Each). Last paragraph has been modified to read: "Technical expertise and qualifications are to be provided for a maximum of five individuals for Program/Mission supporting R&D submissions. For Program Directed IRP submissions, CVs for Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) and key collaborators can be added with no limit. Submitted Individuals..." 

A copy of the amended FOA is available below. 

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998, Amendment 000004)

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Amendment 000003 Issued for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998)

March 18, 2014

The Department of Energy has issued an amendment (000003) for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The purpose of this amendment is to update the FOA document in the following ways: 

  • Part IV.C.2.a: On the Project Summary/Abstract section I adjusted the following sentence: Previous: The project summary must not exceed 2 pages when printed. Adjusted: "The project summary must not exceed 1 page for Program/Mission Supporting R&D submissions, and 2 pages for Program Directed IRP submissions when printed."
  • Part IV.C.2.c.5, Current and Pending Support: Added (Not Required for FFRDCs), also made the following changes in the paragraph: Previous: "...currently in place for the university PI or collaborators within the past five years." Adjusted: "...currently in place for the PI or collaborators (University and Industry) within the past five years."
  • Part IV.C.2.c.8, Environmental Checklist; Added (Lead Institution Only) to title.
  • Part IV.C.2.c.9, Conflict-of-Interest Statement; Added (Required for FFRDC Applicants and Sub Applicants) to the title.
  • Part IV.C.6, Certifications and Assurances; Added (Lead Institution Only) to title.
  • Added an attachment to the FOA titled: Budget Justification Supporting Documentation.

A copy of the amended FOA is available below. 

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998, Amendment 000003)

Budget Justification Supporting Documentation

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Amendment 000002 Issued for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998)

March 3, 2014

The Department of Energy has issued an amendment (000002) for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The purpose of this amendment is to update the FOA document in the following ways: 

  • Add a document that will be required to be submitted as part of the full application package. The document is added at Part IV.C.2.c.11. titled "Point of Contact (POC) Information Sheet";
  • Provide more detailed instruction at Part IV.C.3.a. regarding section titled "Budget Justification Supporting Documentation";
  • Provide more detailed instruction at Part IV.C.4. regarding "R&R SUBAWARD (TOTAL FED+NON-FED) FORM" with more specific information under paragraph "a";
  • Update Table 8 "Summary of Required Forms/Files";
  • Provide further clarification for understanding cost sharing requirements in Part VIII.H. with Example 2;
  • In Appendix A (Workscopes for Program and Mission Support - University Only), remove workscope FC-4.2 "Transportation" (under Used Nuclear Fuel Disposition) from the FOA, and;
  • In Appendix C (Workscopes for Program Directed - University Only), update the last paragraph in IRP-NE workscope titled "Transient Test Instrumentation R&D".

A copy of the amended FOA is available below. 

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998, Amendment 000002)

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NEUP.gov Is Now Accepting Full Applications for the CINR FOA

February 27, 2014

Applicants to the FY 2014 CINR FOA (DE-FOA-0000998, Amendment 000001) have been notified and neup.gov is now open to receive full applications.

Projects from 61 U.S. universities and 26 research institutions were chosen from those submitted by 98 U.S. universities and 56 research institutions based on their relevancy to the NE mission and their scientific and technical merit. The applications specifically focused on areas such as: fuel cycle research and development; reactor concepts research, development, and demonstration; as well as advanced modeling and simulation.

The solicitation is open exclusively to all who participated in the associated pre-application process that was recently completed. Full applications are due on April 3, 2014. NE will likely notify award recipients in August 2014.

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998, Amendment 000004) 

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The Office of Nuclear Energy Issues Requests for Scholarship and Fellowship Applications

February 12, 2014

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 $5,000 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 March 19, 2014, and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at neup.gov. NE intends to notify award recipients in April 2014.

Click here to submit an application

FY 2014 Scholarship RFA

FY 2014 Fellowship RFA


NEUP Newsletter: January 2014

January 13, 2014

January 2014 Edition

The NEUPdate newsletter is now available. The newsletter features a recent meeting between Dr. Pete Lyons and current fellowship awardees, a highlight of Rita Patel, a FY 2012 fellowship recipient, and an update on a Fuel Cycle project studying high temperature sorption behaviors, led by Brian Powell at Clemson, along with other program updates. 


NEUP.gov Outage Expected for Friday, January 10

NEUP.gov and the NEUP Review System are expected to have an outage for required security updates on January 10, 2014. The outage will last from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Mountain Time. During this time, you will not be able to access neup.gov, the proposal system, or the review system.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Bala at (208) 317-1101.

Amendment 000001 Issued for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998)

November 22, 2013

The pre-application phase for Program Supporting and Mission Supporting R&D for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA is now closed. Other portions of the FOA will remain open until April 3, 2014.

The Department of Energy has issued an amendment (000001) for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The purpose of this amendment is to update the FOA document in the following ways: 

  • The following statement is added to Part VIII, paragraph "F" titled, "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEVELOPED UNDER THIS PROGRAM"
    "These Special Protected Data Statutes apply to only those applicants who cost share.";
  • Language has been updated in Part IV (B)(2)(b), under "Benefit of Collaborations".  Letters of Authorization are only asked for on full applications and IRP applications.  Letters of Authorization are in their own section and not addressed here;
  • An update to subscope RC-3 has been made to reflect two areas of interest -- "3. Modeling of irradiation damage of graphite" has been removed";
  • An additional workscope has been added under Appendix A.  The new workscope is MS-NE-2 titled, "Control System Modernization for the Advanced Test Reactor Critical Facility (ATRC)";
  • Workscope IRP-RC has had the following text added at the end of the second paragraph:
    "Note that fuel fabrication and/or qualification activities are not of interest and should NOT be included under this workscope."; and
  • Brad Williams has been removed as POC for workscope MS-NE (Benchmark Evaluations) and replaced by Rob Versluis.

A copy of the amended FOA is available below. 

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998, Amendment 000001)

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Department of Energy Issues FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcements to Support Nuclear Energy Research and Infrastructure

October 31, 2013

The pre-application phase for Program Supporting and Mission Supporting R&D for the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA is now closed. Other portions of the FOA will remain open until April 3, 2014.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy today announced two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to support nuclear energy research at U.S. universities and colleges, national laboratories, and industry. U.S. universities and national laboratories will also have the opportunity to expand nuclear science and engineering research and education capabilities in support of the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers. The Department will provide funds for Program Supporting, Mission Supporting, and Program Directed research, as well as upgrades to university research reactors and university and national laboratory general scientific infrastructure.

Two-year U.S. colleges and trade schools are encouraged to apply.

All applicants should apply as described in the FOAs listed below.

FY 2014 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0000998, Amendment 000004)

FY 2014 Consolidated Scientific Infrastructure Support (DE-FOA-0000999)

Submit an Application

An informational webinar was held on October 29-30, 2013. Presentations and recordings can be found here: FOA and Workscope Webinar Presentations

(a copy of these FOAs is posted on neup.gov as a courtesy. Official copies should be obtained at www.grants.gov)


Additional Resources:

DOE-NE Webinar and Workscope Specific Q&As

CINR Workscope Reference Documents

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA Eligibility Flowchart

RRI University Reactor List

FY 2014 R&D Federal/Technical Points of Contact

FY 2014 IRP Federal/Technical Points of Contact


Department of Energy Announces FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcements Webinar to be Held October 29-30

October 21, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy will hold a FY 2014 webinar to discuss its various Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). New aspects of DOE-NE's consolidated FOAs, and FY 2014 workscopes will be discussed.

A full schedule and draft workscopes will be made available as soon as possible.

When: October 29-30, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM ET

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FY 2014 Draft Workscopes

Detailed Webinar Schedule

Due to the current lapse of federal funding, the NEUP webinar scheduled for October 16-17 has been postponed. As appropriate, additional information will be provided.

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