Fiscal Year 2023 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) provides funding to support crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support activities to develop innovative technologies that offer the promise of dramatically improved performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts, while maximizing the use of DOE resources and the sustainability of the existing light water reactor fleet.

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-NE’s mission, and the Nation’s nuclear energy challenges. Accordingly, DOE intends to facilitate the education and training of nuclear scientists, engineers, and policy-makers through graduate and undergraduate study, two-year programs, and R&D that is relevant to the Department and the U.S. nuclear energy industry in general.

The Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) supports university-based infrastructure and R&D in key NE program-related areas:

• Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FC R&D);

• Reactor Concepts Research, Development and Demonstration (RC RD&D); and

• Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS)


DOE is seeking applications under the Infrastructure FOA in the following areas:

1. University Research Reactor Upgrades Infrastructure Support [Duke is not eligible]

2. General Scientific Infrastructure (GSI) Support for Universities

Number of applications allowed:

• One application per reactor under the University Research Reactor Upgrade Infrastructure Support; and

• One application can be submitted under GSI.

Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.


  • Application Due Date: November 29, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Universities and Colleges: In accordance with 2 CFR 910.126(b), eligibility for award is restricted to U.S. universities and colleges. Underrepresented Groups and Minority-Serving Institutions (e.g., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Serving Institutions) are encouraged to apply.

Amount Description

See full solicitation for details.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

November 29, 2022