FY11 Web Archive

NEUP Funding: 2009-2011

Since 2009, NEUP has awarded more than $170 million in research projects at dozens of U.S. colleges and universities.

2011 R&D Awards Map

NEUP awarded R&D subcontracts to professors at 32 different U.S. colleges and universities in 2011.

 

Subcontracts were awarded to:

 

  • University of Alabama
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Clemson University
  • Colorado State University
  • Drexel University
  • Hunter College
  • University of Houston
  • University of Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • North Carolina State University
  • City College of New York
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • The Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Sourth Carolina
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Washington State University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison

2011 Infrastructure Awards Map

NEUP awarded Infrastructure grants to 19 different U.S. colleges and universities in 2011

NEUP awarded Infrastructure grants to:

  • Clemson University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Michigan
  • Midlands Technical College
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • The Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Utah
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison

REMINDER: FY2012 NEUP Workshop Registration Closes July 26 at 11:59 PM MST

The FY2012 NEUP Workshop Registration closes on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:59 PM MST. To regiser visit the workshop registration website at:

https://secureweb.inl.gov/neupws11/

The workshop will provide university professors the opportunity to learn about the research priorities of the major U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy programs and any changes or additions to NEUP for FY 2012. Registration is $75.

Success Strategies for NEUP Applications and Proposals

NEUP staff offered a Webinar in coordination with the 2011 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting in Washington D.C. The Webinar focused on success strategies for NEUP applications and proposals.

Watch: Success Strategies for NEUP Applications and Proposals Webinar

Secretary Chu Announces $39 Million for 51 University-Led Nuclear Research and Development Projects

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced selection of 51 university-led projects for awards totaling $39.0 million as part of the Department of Energy’s ongoing investment in cutting-edge nuclear energy-related research and development. Thirty-one U.S. universities will act as lead research institutions for projects in twenty-one states. Other universities, industry partners, and national laboratories will serve as research collaborators. Research areas being funded include program-supporting Fuel Cycle Research and Development, Reactor Concepts, and Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS). Also, Mission Supporting Transformative Research is supported to better understand nuclear energy-related processes, materials, and systems.

Full Press Release

2011 R&D Award Abstracts

Department of Energy Announces $17 Million to Bolster University-Led Nuclear Energy Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that $17 million in research grants will be awarded to 23 university-led teams aimed at strengthening the robust research and development capabilities of American universities and colleges to develop the next generation of nuclear energy technologies and upgrade research reactors across the country.

The anouncement includes $12.0 million in funding for two university-led research teams to develop an advanced thermal reactor concept and evaluate aging of used nuclear fuel and canister when stored for 100 years or more. DOE also announced it is awarding $5.69 million in infrastructure grants for 21 projects at 19 U.S. universities and colleges in more than 15 states to upgrade university research reactors and purchase equipment that will enhance nuclear research and educate the next generation of nuclear scientists, engineers and technicians.

Full Press Release

FY 2011 IRP and Infrastructure Award Recipients

UPDATE: R&D Award Announcement Expected Tuesday

The U.S. Department of Energy expects to announce the FY 2011 NEUP R&D awards on Tuesday during the Nuclear Energy University Programs workshop in Chicago.

UPDATE: NEUP Scholarship and Fellowship Awards Cancelled

Due to funding allocation restrictions associated with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 full-year continuing resolution (in lieu of a final budget appropriation), Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) will not award student scholarships and fellowships in response to this year's solicitations. Please monitor the website for information regarding plans for FY 2012 solicitations.

FY2011 Funding Solicitations Amended

The U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs Integration Office has amended three FY 2011 solicitations. The Call for Proposals that support Research & Development and the Integrated Research Projects and the Funding Opportunity Announcement supporting General Scientific Infrastructure Support have been amended. The changes to the CFPs reflect removing form PROC 2120 as required for both calls, and clarifies the number of pages available for submission of CV's for the R&D CFP. The FOA supporting General Scientific Infrastructure has been amended to clarify the maximum award size available. Fully amended documents are available using the following links:

Research and Development CFP (Amended)

Integrated Research Projects CFP (Amended)

FY2011 General Scientific Infrastructure Support FOA (Amended)

UPDATE: NEUP Announcements Delayed

The announcement of the FY2011 NEUP research and development, scholarship and fellowship and infrastructure selections has been delayed until the U.S. Department of Energy’s budget is finalized for the current fiscal year. Applicants will be notified as soon as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Infrastructure Deadline Extended to April 6, 8:00 PM EDT 2011

The deadline for the NEUP Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Announcements DE-FOA-0000469, and DE-FOA-0000481 has been extended to April 6, 8:00 PM EDT 2011. 

The Grants.gov Production System will be undergoing maintenance beginning Saturday, April 2, 2011, 12:01 AM ET to Sunday, April 3, 2011, 11:59 PM ET.  Please do not attempt to access the system during these specified times.  We have been advised that the system is unavailable to users even though it may appear to be available.  

We apologize for the inconvenience; this action is mediated by grants.gov independent of NEUP or NEUP resources.


U.S. universities and colleges can apply for grants to upgrade their research reactors or expand or purchase scientific equipment through the NEUP infrastructure solicitaiton.

NOTE: The appendices referenced in the FOAs below are only available through the formal application process at www.grants.gov

FY2011 Reactor Upgrades FOA

FY2011 General Scientific Infrastructure Support FOA

UPDATE: Integrated Research Project Application Deadline Extended

Research teams applying for funding through NEUP's Integrated Research Project solicitation will have more time to submit proposals. The IRP deadline is now May 16, 2011.

UPDATE: R&D, IRP Solicitations Amended

Nuclear Energy University Programs has amended the Calls for Proposal (CFPS) for the current Research and Development and Integrated Research Project (IRP) solicitations. Changes include removing form PROC 2120 for both calls.

Research and Development CFP (Amended)

Integrated Research Projects CFP (Amended)

NEUP Infrastructure Solicitation Now Open

U.S. universities and colleges can now apply for grants to upgrade their research reactors or expand or purchase scientific equipment through the NEUP infrastructure solicitaiton.

NOTE: The appendices referenced in the FOAs below are only available through the formal application process at www.grants.gov.

FY2011 Reactor Upgrades FOA

FY2011 General Scientific Infrastructure Support FOA

NEUP Now Accepting Full R&D Proposals

DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) has invited 85 universities to submit full proposals during the second stage of its research and development solicitation. This call is open to researchers who participated in the Request for Pre-Applications (RPA) process.

Department of Energy Announcement 

NEUP Call for Full Proposals is Delayed

The 2011 NEUP research and development Call for Proposals (CFP) has been delayed. We expect to issue the CFP and notify applicants whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal on or about February 15, 2011.


To view submission demographics of the FY 2011 RPA click here.


Thank you for your patience and continued interest in NEUP.

R&D Workscopes

For a list of the 2011 R&D workscopes click here.

DOE announces Scholarship and Fellowship opportunities (Solicitation Closed)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased to announce two new Requests for Applications (RFA) that will fund scholarships and fellowships for nuclear science and engineering students.

The Department expects to award $5 million for approximately 70 undergraduate scholarships and 30 graduate fellowships to U.S. students and permanent residents through its Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) RFAs.

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

Applications for the Scholarship and Fellowship RFAs are due on February 16, 2011.

Click here to submit an application.

New Integrated Research Projects Solicitation Issued

NEUP is now accepting proposals through its Integrated Research Projects (IRP) solicitation. IRPs are university-led projects that address specific nuclear research needs or problems. The projects require multi-institutional partners.

Department Of Energy Announcement

Submit an Application

Integrated Research Projects

Developing a new generation of highly efficient reactors and new methods to store used fuel are two key issues for the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy.

The Department is engaging universities in the effort to find solutions through NEUP’s new Integrated Research Projects. It is seeking the development of an advanced thermal reactor concept ($2.5M/yr totaling $7.5M) and accelerated aging of used nuclear fuel in storage ($1.5M/yr totaling $4.5M).

Two research projects will be funded through this new solicitation. Proposals must involve multiple universities. University researchers are encouraged to partner with industry and national laboratories on their proposals.

Proposals are now due May 16, 2011.  

FY 2011 NEUP IRP Call for Proposals (Amended)

Submit a Proposal

FY 2011 Schedule

Click here to view the tentative FY 2011 schedule.

New NEUP Initiative Announced

The U.S. Department of Energy is introducing a new NEUP initiative to fund university-led research collaborations that focus on used fuel storage and advanced reactor technologies.

These collaborations, known as Integrated Research Partnerships (IRPs), must involve at least two universities.

IRP summary

IRP description

Research and Development RPA released

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the FY 2011 NEUP research and development Request for Pre-Application (RPA).


DOE expects to fund approximately $43 million in program and mission supporting research through the NEUP in fiscal year (FY) 2011.


The FY 2011 RPA has been amended.  These important changes are available for review and use by following the link below.


NEUP Submittal Application

2011 NEUP R&D RPA (amended)


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Guidance for FC-7 and teaming with DOE laboratories.

  • The due date for proposals responding to the Fuel Cycle Simulator will now be due by 5 PM MST on December 19th, 2010.

  • The Fuel Cycle Simulator (FCS) framework is being initiated now by a DOE laboratory team within the Fuel Cycle Technologies Systems Analysis Campaign.  This important information can be found at this link, and is also detailed in response to a question in “Q&A.”

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Issues Call for Proposals (CFP) for Nuclear Energy Program Supporting (PS) and Mission Supporting (MS) Research and Development (R&D)

Nuclear Energy University Programs seeks to align the nuclear energy research being conducted at U.S. colleges and universities with DOE’s mission and goals.    

University research funded through NEUP will enable R&D that facilitates meeting NE's programmatic objectives.  NE's strategic goals for nuclear energy are clearly defined within the Nuclear Energy Research and Development Roadmap (http://nuclear.gov/pdfFiles/NuclearEnergy_Roadmap_Final.pdf).

Research components covered by this CFP Fuel Cycle (FC) R&D, Reactor Concepts R&D, Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS), and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET).

DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) announces the invitation of 85 universities who provided 245 pre-applications to submit full proposals for Program Supporting (PS) and Mission Supporting (MS) R&D. This solicitation is open only to those who previously participated in the Request for Pre-Applications (RPA) process. Submission demographics of the FY 2011 RPA are available by following the link below.

DOE's NEUP previously received 766 pre-applications from 105 U.S. universities. Pre-applications were reviewed for both program relevancy and scientific/technical merit and additional evaluation criteria identified in the RPA.

DOE expects to fund up to $44.7 million in nuclear energy research through NEUP in FY2011; $30.7 million in PS areas and $14.0 million in MS “Blue Sky” areas; although these funding estimates may be subject to reductions depending on the outcome of final Congressional appropriations for the NE program. The maximum project award for FY 2011 is planned to be $1.2 million for up to four years.

Full applications are due March 15, 2011, and must be submitted using the online NEUP submittal application to be considered for award.

FY 2011 NEUP R&D Call for Full Proposals (CFP) (Amended)

View the 2011 R&D Workscopes (Amended)

View the 2011 R&D RPA Submission Demographics

Submit a Proposal