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Department of Energy Issues Request for Pre-Applications to U.S. Universities for Nuclear Energy - Related Research and Development Proposals

October 27, 2010 - 11:23am


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) is now accepting pre-applications from universities interested in conducting nuclear energy- related research and development (R&D) projects.

NEUP components covered by this Request for Pre-Applications (RPA) are Program Supporting and Mission Supporting R&D in the areas of Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCR&D), Reactor Concepts (RC) and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET). This RPA includes a set of mandatory requirements and evaluation criteria that will be used to select a set of applicants who will be invited to provide full proposals in response to a subsequent Request for Proposals. DOE anticipates notifying RPA applicants of the review results in February 2011.

DOE expects to fund approximately $43 million in program and mission supporting research through the NEUP in fiscal year (FY) 2011. The maximum project award for FY 2011 is planned to be $1.2 million for up to three years.

To view the FY 2011 NEUP R&D RPA, click here. Research and development pre-applications are due December 8, 2010, and must be submitted using the online NEUP submittal application.