Nonproliferation Research and Development for Proliferation Detection
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NONPROLIFERATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR PROLIFERATION DETECTION
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Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility will be restricted to Institutions of Higher Learning
The National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA) Office of Proliferation Detection (NA-221) within the Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA-22) is soliciting applications for R D to improve national capabilities to detect the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Eligibility will be restricted to Institutions of Higher Learning and awards will be executed as grants. The objective of this announcement is to enhance United States (U.S.) capabilities to detect and monitor foreign nuclear proliferation, strengthen international safeguards, and support U.S. government efforts to reduce the risk of the malevolent use of high priority IAEA Category 1 and 2 radioactive sources. This will be achieved through advances in a broad spectrum of enabling technologies that advance the state-of-the-art in technical means for the early detection and monitoring of foreign nuclear weapons programs. Of interest is basic and applied research that improves the detection and assessment of activities indicative of the development, transport, and storage of special nuclear material, fabricated components, and weapons and technologies that safeguard nuclear materials and activities. Research products resulting from this announcement shall be used to develop and validate technical knowledge for transfer to U.S. government acquisition programs and the U.S. industrial base to support national security missions. An individual application should be directed to only one topic area, but the applicant may submit applications in more than one topic area.