Nonproliferation & Arms Control Program Studies, Training & Outreach

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN), Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control (DNN NPAC) is soliciting applications for nuclear safeguards, export controls, verification, and policy needs described herein.

The mission of DNN NPAC is to prevent proliferation, ensure peaceful nuclear uses, and enable verifiable nuclear reductions. DNN NPAC provides a comprehensive approach to strengthen nonproliferation and arms control regimes, achieving its mission through four subprograms: International Nuclear Safeguards; Nuclear Export Controls; Nuclear Verification; and, Nonproliferation Policy in order to fulfill this responsibility.

Among its many activities, DNN NPAC sponsors program studies, domestic and international training, and outreach addressing International Nuclear Safeguards; domestic and international training, outreach, and program studies addressing Export Controls; and, program studies addressing Nuclear Verification and Nonproliferation Policy.  To meet its mission, DNN NPAC applies the broad base of U.S. technical expertise including that of other government agencies, the DOE/NNSA National Laboratories, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and industry.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications for full and open competition.


Deadline: Feb. 17, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  1. International Nuclear Safeguards

    1. 1.a. Promoting International Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation

    2. 1.b. Nuclear Safeguards Education Outreach

    3. 1.c. Program to Train and Develop Nuclear Policy and Strategic Stability Study

    4. 1.d. Peaceful Uses of Radiology

    5. 1.d. Peaceful Uses of Radiology

  2. ​​​​​​​Nuclear Export Controls

    1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2.a Instruct and Mentor on Strategic Trade Controls and provide all Logistics

  3. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nuclear Verification

    1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​3.a. Promote Nuclear Monitoring and Verification

    2. 3.b. Global Perspectives on Monitoring and Verification (M&V)

    3. 3.c. Exploring equitable verification measures in multilateral arms control agreements

  4. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nonproliferation Policy

    1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​4.a. Collaborate on Nonproliferation in the Asia-Pacific Region

    2. 4.b. South Asian Regional Strategic Security Analysis and Engagement Activities

Eligibility Requirements

Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) and Nonprofit Organizations

Amount Description

Approximately $4.625M to $5.80M annually is anticipated to be available for awards under this announcement for a total of $23.125M to $29.4M over 5 years.

Ceiling (i.e., the maximum amount for an individual award made under this announcement):   $2,500,000 per year or $12,500,000 for five-years

Floor (i.e., the minimum amount for an individual award made under this announcement):    $50,000 per year or $250,000 for five-years

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 17, 2023