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Energy Department Invests $64 Million in 29 States in Advance Nuclear Technology

June 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $64 million in awards for advanced nuclear energy technology to DOE national laboratories, industry, and U.S. universities in 29 states. In total, DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy selected 89 projects for funding for nuclear energy research, facility access, and crosscutting technology and infrastructure development. 

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DOE-NE Releases FY 2018 CINR FOA

October 19, 2017

DOE-NE has released the FY 2018 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The FOA contains workscopes for NEUP, NEET, and NSUF research areas. Changes to the FY 2018 CINR FOA include:

  • No pre-applications for NEUP or NEET-CTD R&D
  • Two new workscopes for R&D
  • No IRP workscope
  • PI's are only eligible to compete as many applications as they may have with existing eligibility requirements
  • All NSUF applications require the NSUF Access Request (a combination of the LOI and pre-app)
  • NSUF-2 will be out of phase (delayed) with respect to the rest of the FY 2018 CINR process
  • FY 2018 projects are scheduled to begin on Oct 1, 2018
Note: The NSUF Access Requests (required for NSUF-1, NEAMS-2, and NSUF-2) are due on an aggressive timeline so PIs who are submitting in these areas are encouraged to engage with NSUF staff to complete their applications as soon as possible. Guidance for submitting the Access Request is available here: FY 2018 NSUF Access Request Guidance

Revised CINR Schedule:

October 25, 2017: Informational webinar detailing process changes and scope updates. Register for the webinar here:

November 8, 2017: NSUF Access Requests Due

January 12, 2018: NSUF Statement of Work for NSUF-1 and NEAMS-2 Workscopes Due 

January 23, 2018: Full R&D/NSUF-1 Applications Due 

April 26, 2018: NSUF Statement of Work for NSUF-2 Workscope Due 

May 17, 2018: NSUF-2 Full Applications Due

FY 2018 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (DE-FOA-0001772)

Submit an Application

Additional Resources

FY 2018 R&D Technical Points of Contact

FY 2018 CINR Webinar Presentations

Nuclear Science and Engineering Sourcebook

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