DOE invests USD 65M in NEUP, NEET and NSUF programs

25 June 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than USD 65M in nuclear energy research, cross-cutting technology development, facility access, and infrastructure awards for 93 advanced nuclear technology projects in 28 states. The awards fall under DOE’s nuclear energy programs called the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET), and the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF). 

DOE is awarding more than USD 38.6M through NEUP to support 57 university-led nuclear energy research and development projects in 24 states.

Additionally, 21 university-led projects will receive more than USD 5.7M for research reactor and infrastructure improvements.

The Department is also awarding USD 10.8M for three Integrated Research Projects (IRPs).

NEET five research and development projects led by DOE National Laboratories and U.S. universities will receive USD 5M in funding.

DOE has selected one industry, three DOE National Laboratory, and three university-led projects. DOE will support two of these projects with a total of USD 1M in research funds. All seven of these projects will be supported by more than USD 2.4M in facility access costs and technical assistance for the design and analysis of experiments through NSUF. In addition, one of the NEUP R&D project will be supported with USD 1.6M in NSUF access funds.