Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NRC Graduate Fellowship Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites applications for the Graduate Fellowship Program. The program provides funding to colleges and universities to award fellowships to individuals pursuing nuclear science, engineering and other disciplines which may be beneficial in developing and maintaining a nuclear workforce. NRC is preferentially awarding fellowships in the fields of Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry and other related disciplines. Institutions receiving NRC grants must establish programs to monitor the academic progress of the fellowship recipients. 

As a condition for fellowships, recipients must meet the following criteria to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in their fields of study:

  1. Have at the time of application, and maintain a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) overall and within major.
  2. Maintain a course load of at least 12 credit hours per semester or be classified as a full-time student, in accordance with the university’s policies and practices.
  3. Be matriculated in a graduate degree program in a nuclear-related area, including the fields of Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry and related disciplines as determined by the NRC.

The nuclear development supported by this funding is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly.  Consequently, NRC requires fellowship recipients to serve six months in nuclear-related employment for each full or partial year of academic support. The employment may be with NRC, other Federal agencies, State agencies, Department of Energy laboratories, nuclear-related industry, or academia in the recipients sponsored fields of study.  NRC may waive, in whole or in part, the service obligation, upon determination that compliance by the individual is impractical. Fellowship recipients who fail to satisfy the service agreement requirements of the program must reimburse the United States Government for the entire amount of the assistance provided them under the scholarship plus interest at a rate determined by the NRC. Recipients must continue to comply with eligibility requirements and institutions must continue to comply with public policy requirements and maintain adequate management systems throughout the period of support.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2009.  Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should briefly summarize the following: 1) expected number and size of fellowships, 2) plans for recruitment and selection, 3) anticipated student support structure and plans to manage the program, and 4) program evaluation plans.

Amount:

Fellowships may be requested for multiple individuals of up to $100,000 per year for four (4) years, or $400,000 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period and are not renewable.  An individual may not receive funding in excess of $50,000 per year. 

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

December 16, 2009

 

URL for more information: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=cWrdKfThJ85KQhssvQKZ3hqLbn3RTySCn9Sgwtp4H5cR8nJJvhCc!-82303134?oppId=49896&mode=VIEW

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.