Scholarship Grant

Funding Agency:
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency, established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, tasked with licensing and regulating the Nation’s civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear material to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment.

The primary objective is to support scholarships for nuclear science, engineering, health physics, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction,operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities as well as the safe handling of nuclear materials. Related disciplines supported by this funding are intended to benefit the nuclear safety and security sector broadly.

NRC website:

An institution may submit only one application for each of the Scholarship, Fellowship, Distinguished Faculty Advancement, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship grant programs. If applying for more than one program, the institution must submit separate applications. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

Deadline: Sep. 8, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

NRC does not award individual scholarships or fellowships. Individual students may not apply directly to NRC for scholarships or fellowships.

The Scholarship Program provides funding to 4-year colleges and universities to award scholarships to individuals pursuing nuclear science, engineering, and other disciplines that may be beneficial in developing and maintaining a nuclear workforce.  Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program offered by an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.  Institutions receiving NRC grants must establish programs to monitor the academic progress of the scholarship students.  The NRC recommends that funds for scholarships not be awarded to freshman or sophomores.



Amount Description

Scholarships: This is a three- (3) year program. Scholarship funds may be requested for up to $200,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period. A scholarship student may not receive more than $20,000.00 over the 3-year period of the grant.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Internal Nomination



External Deadline

September 8, 2023