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DOE: FY2015 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) DE-FOA-0001130

The Department of Energys (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) conducts 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 impact of DOE resources. 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-NEs mission, and the Nations nuclear energy challenges. Accordingly, DOE intends to enable the education and training of nuclear scientists, engineers, and policy-makers in graduate and undergraduate study and two-year programs, as well as R&D that is relevant to the Department and the nuclear energy industry in general. The Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) utilizes up to 20 percent of funds appropriated to NEs R&D program for university-based infrastructure support and R&D in key NE program-related areas: Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCR&D) Reactor Concepts Research Development and Demonstration (RCRD&D) Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS). Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies Crosscutting Technology Development (NEET CTD) supports national laboratory, university and industry led crosscutting research and national laboratory infrastructure support. The infrastructure requested should be individual, discrete, and definable items or capabilities that will support, maintain, or enhance the institutions capacities to attract and teach high quality students interested in nuclear energy-related studies; build the institutions research or education capabilities; or enhance the institutions capabilities to perform R&D that is relevant to DOE-NEs mission. NE reserves the right to respond to potential shifts in priorities during FY 2015 that may be driven by events, policy developments, or Congressional/budget direction. NE will factor such considerations into decisions related to the timing and scale of award announcements associated with this FOA.

USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by January 5, 2015. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

DOE indicates that a letter of intent is Not Required and a full proposal is due by Feb 2, 2015. For more information:

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