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Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR)

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) conducts crosscutting nuclear energy research and development and associated infrastructure support activities in order to develop innovative technologies for advanced nuclear reactors and fuel cycle concepts.

The development of nuclear energy-related infrastructure and basic capabilities in the research community is necessary to promote R&D that supports nuclear science and engineering (NS&E), DOE’s nuclear energy mission, and the Nation’s nuclear energy challenges.

Accordingly, DOE intends to enable the education and training of nuclear scientists, engineers, and policy-makers in graduate and undergraduate study and two-year programs, as well as R&D that is relevant to the Department and the nuclear energy industry in general.

The Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) utilizes up to 20 percent of funds appropriated to NE’s R&D program for university-based infrastructure support and R&D in key Nuclear Energy program-related areas:

  • Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCR&D)
  • Reactor Concepts Research
  • Development and Demonstration (RCRD&D)
  • Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS)

Applications are sought from institutions to support these efforts. The infrastructure requested should be items or capabilities that will support, maintain, or enhance the institutions’ capacities to attract and teach high quality students interested in nuclear energy-related studies; build the institutions’ research or education capabilities; or enhance the institutions’ capabilities to perform R&D that is relevant nuclear energy.

Further details are available via Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001130. The application deadline is Feb 2, 2015.

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