FY09 Web Archive

Scholarships and Fellowships

Increasing the number of students entering the nuclear science and engineering fields is a key goal for DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Demand for workers in those areas is growing and about half of the nuclear industry’s workforce will be eligible to retire in the next 10 years, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. If the United States is to stay competitive, it must keep the pipeline of workers filled.
NEUP awarded 76 scholarships and 18 fellowships to U.S. college students during FY 2009.
Undergraduate scholarships are $5,000 for one year. Graduate fellowships are $150,000 over three years.

View the latest scholarship Request for Application (RFA)

View the latest fellowship Request for Application (RFA)

NEUP Fellowships

Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded 18 fellowships to U.S. graduate students studying nuclear science and engineering and related fields in FY 2009.

The program’s objective is to attract high-quality graduate students into nuclear science and engineering disciplines.

Fellowship recipients receive $50,000 a year over three years to help pay for their graduate studies and research

In order for a student to be considered for a fellowship, he or she has to be:

• A U.S. citizen
• Enrolled in a NEUP-accepted college or university
• Studying nuclear science or engineering or a related field

2010 Fellowship RFA
 

NEUP Scholarships

Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded approximately 70 scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students studying nuclear science and engineering and related fields in FY 2009.

The program’s objective is to attract high-quality undergraduate students into nuclear science and engineering disciplines.

Scholarship recipients receive $5,000 toward the cost of his or her education. They are eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years.

In order for a student to be considered for a scholarship, he or she has to be:

• A U.S. citizen
• At least a sophomore in college during the Fall 2009 semester
• Enrolled in a NEUP-accepted college or University
• Studying nuclear science or engineering or a related field

2010 Scholarship RFA

NEUP Funding Opportunities

The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy provides three funding opportunities through NEUP: research and development; scholarships and fellowships; and infrastructure and equipment.

In fiscal year 2009, DOE awarded:
• $44 million to colleges and universities to conduct cutting-edge nuclear energy research
• $6.3 million to 30 colleges and universities for equipment and infrastructure upgrades
• $2.9 million to 94 college students majoring in nuclear-related fields

NEUP operates separate solicitations for these areas.

Students

One of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy’s objectives is to bolster the number of students entering the nuclear science and engineering field.

To accomplish that, it established a scholarship and fellowship program through NEUP.

The scholarships and fellowships are open to U.S. students attending colleges and universities approved by DOE to administer these awards.

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To submit a NEUP R&D pre-application select here 

Research & Development

Secretary Chu Announces Funding for 71 University-Led Nuclear R&D Projects

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of 71 university research project awards as part of the Department of Energy's investments in cutting-edge nuclear energy research and development (R&D). More...

2009 Abstracts

Click here to view the 2009 R&D abstracts.