Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

DOE Nuclear Energy University Programs General Scientific Infrastructure Support

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 US Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking proposals for the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) General Scientific Infrastructure Support. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides for equipment and instrumentation infrastructure to support nuclear energy-related engineering and science teaching and research laboratories. The infrastructure requested by a university should be individual, discrete, and definable items or capabilities that will support, maintain, or enhance the university’s or college’s capacity to attract and teach high quality students interested in nuclear energy-related studies; build the university’s or college’s nuclear science and engineering (NS&E) basic research or education capabilities; or enhance the university’s or college’s capability to perform research and development (R&D) that is relevant to DOE-NE’s R&D mission. All equipment and instrumentation and associated facility upgrades requests that support nuclear energy related R&D or education are welcomed. This includes, but is not limited to, equipment and instrumentation for specialized facilities, classrooms and laboratories, and non-reactor NS&E research. Infrastructure requests that support the sharing and use of equipment and instrumentation by multiple campuses of a university or multiple universities are encouraged.

Due to funding availability, responses to this FOA are not to include hiring or other human capital costs, or the operation and maintenance of equipment. Requests made under this FOA may include the purchase, set-up, and vendor installation costs for equipment and instrumentation, as well as building modifications that immediately support the installation and operation of the equipment given the university matches partial funding. Non-standard installation costs for equipment and instrumentation that are beyond the vendor's standard installation cost are not included in this FOA and are the responsibility of the university. Institution-specific costs, not specific to the equipment or instrumentation, are the responsibility of the university. For example, if a vendor needs to meet safety and health requirements to access the campus or a facility, then these costs are the responsibility of the university.

Because MU is limited to one application this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 13, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages, including 1) specific objectives/aims, 2) list of equipment, 3) how the request fills current infrastructure gaps and/or complements existing capabilities, 4) expected utilization, and 5) source(s) of matching funds (if applicable).


Up to a $250,000 base with an additional $50,000 for installation or supportive facility upgrades if the university provides matching funds. DOE-NE anticipates making awards that will run for up to one year.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

3:00 p.m., April 13, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

April 27, 2010


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