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Nuclear Energy University Programs - Fellowship and Scholarship Support
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to award multiple cooperative agreements to accredited U.S. two- and four-year Colleges and Universities to receive and administer scholarship and fellowship funding—provided through the Integrated University Program (IUP) and as administered by the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)—on behalf of selected students attending these Universities. The selection of students for the program will occur via a separate DOE-NE process.
The IUP works to attract qualified nuclear science and engineering students (NS&E) to nuclear energy professions by providing undergraduate level scholarships and graduate level fellowships. The fellowships and scholarships are focused on two-, four-year, and graduate programs in science and engineering disciplines related to nuclear energy such as Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Health Physics, Nuclear Materials Science, Radiochemistry, Applied Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Policy, Radiation Protection Technology, Nuclear Power Technology, Nuclear Maintenance Technology, and Nuclear Engineering Technology at Universities and Colleges located in the United States (U.S.).
The DOE-NE mission is to encourage development and exploration of advanced nuclear science and technology. DOE-NE promotes nuclear energy as a resource capable of meeting the Nation’s energy, environmental, and national security needs by resolving scientific, technical, and regulatory challenges through research, development, and demonstration.
Applications will be accepted continuously until January 31, 2021.
In accordance with 2 CFR 910.126(b), eligibility for award is restricted to U.S. Colleges and Universities with two-, four-year, and graduate programs of study in science and engineering disciplines related to nuclear energy, such as Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Health Physics, Nuclear Materials Science, Radiochemistry, Applied Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Policy, Radiation Protection Technology, Nuclear Power Technology, Nuclear Maintenance Technology, and Nuclear Engineering Technology. Minority institutions such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities and/or minority serving institutions are encouraged to apply. Colleges and Universities with cooperative programs which share coursework between two or more colleges and universities to meet the above requirements are also encouraged to apply.
The fellowship and scholarship amounts awarded under separate DOE-NE RFAs will be as follows:
Graduate Fellowship: A maximum of $155,000 each for three (3) contiguous years (at a maximum of $50,000 per year) will be awarded per student. An additional $5,000 is provided to offset the costs of a 10- week minimum internship required of all Fellows.
Undergraduate Scholarship: Undergraduates may be awarded annual scholarships of $7,500 each. Scholarship recipients must reapply and be selected for each year for a follow-on scholarship to be awarded. Scholarships for particularly outstanding students may be available at a higher amount. No funding will be provided to any University unless a student has received a DOE-NE fellowship or scholarship and is accepted or currently enrolled at that University.