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Our mission is to provide the nuclear community with access to the technical, regulatory, and financial support necessary to move innovative nuclear energy technologies toward commercialization. We resolve technical, cost, safety, proliferation resistance, and security barriers through research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) while supporting the continued safe, reliable, and economic operation of the existing nuclear fleet.

For information about partnership, agreement or contract support, contact Rachel Taow, Process Modernization Lead, at [email protected] or 208-357-8722.

Partnering Mechanisms

Cooperative Agreement

Cooperative Agreements are contracts signed by the U.S. Department of Energy and an industry awardee to perform work at the awardee’s facilities and/or national lab. Learn more >

Funding Opportunity Announcement

A Funding Opportunity Announcement, or FOA, is the document that all federal agencies use to announce the availability of funds to the public. Learn more >

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, or CRADA, is a written agreement between a federal laboratory and an industry partner to collaborate on a project. Learn more >

Strategic Partnership Project

A Strategic Partnership Project, or SPP, is a fee-for-service contract mechanism that enables industry, non-profit institutions, and other non-federal entities to pay labs to perform a defined scope of work. Learn more >

NonDisclosure Agreement

A nondisclosure agreement, or NDA, establishes the obligations regarding the exchange of proprietary or confidential business information between a U.S. Department of Energy lab and an industry entity. Learn more >

Nuclear Science User Facilities Agreement

A Nuclear Science User Facilities Agreement, or NSUF, gives researchers the chance to perform irradiation effects on studies of limited scope. Learn more >

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