U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Research and Development Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

The summary for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Research and Development Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Research and Development Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020: The program provides funding to support research and development for nuclear science, engineering, technology, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.More specifically, the program supports future-focused research aimed at helping NRC prepare for upcoming challenges. These include but are not limited to: (a) the continued safe operation of existing nuclear reactors; (b) the regulation of future advanced nuclear reactors, including demonstration and development activities and relevant fuel cycle technologies; and(c) the transformation of NRC into a modern, risk-informed regulator. The latter involves activities to increasingly risk-inform NRC’s regulatory framework, decision-making processes, procedures, and guidance in all of its regulatory arenas.Of particular interest are projects aimed at:• Improving Agency future capabilities and organizational effectiveness, including tools and data for analysis and evaluation of emerging or anticipated reactor and fuel cycle technologies; operational; licensing concepts, and potential safety issues.• Addressing technical gaps and major uncertainties in current analyses supporting risk-informed decision-making.• Improving foundational knowledge that provides the basis for future risk-informed decision-making.• Advanced technology approaches (e.g., data and text analytics and artificial intelligence) and applications (e.g., data mining, risk communication).• Characterization, handling, storage, or disposal of waste streams (including used fuel) from nuclear power plants (including the various advanced reactor designs that are currently under development.
Federal Grant Title: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Research and Development Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020
Federal Agency Name: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 31310020K0001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 77.008
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 8th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: May 8th, 2020
Posted Date: February 10th, 2020
Creation Date: February 10th, 2020
Archive Date: June 7th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 1st, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
• Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education• Private Institutions of Higher Education• Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)• Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions• Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs)• Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPIs)
Grant Announcement Contact
MLita Carr
Grant and Contracts Specialist
Phone 301-415-6869
Office Email
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