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Department of Energy Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement to U.S. Universities for Nuclear Science and Engineering Fellowships and Scholarships

April 3, 2009 - 1:52pm


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to provide approximately $2.4 million in university nuclear science and engineering fellowships and scholarships.

Over 100 scholarships and 10 fellowships are expected to be awarded to U.S. students through this FOA. Undergraduates will receive scholarships that average $5,000 per year. The maximum award for fellowships is anticipated to be $50,000 per year over three years.

"This Funding Opportunity Announcement demonstrates our commitment to increase the number of U.S. students entering the nuclear science and engineering fields," said DOE's acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Shane Johnson. "These scholarships and fellowships are critical in ensuring the education of a new generation of U.S. nuclear scientists and engineers."

Letter of intent are requested by April 10, and applications for the Fellowship and Scholarship FOA are due May 4, 2009. They must be submitted through to be considered for award.

DOE anticipates announcing the selection by mid June 2009 with grants issued by September 2009.