Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NRC Undergraduate Scholarship 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 Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The program provides funding to colleges and universities to award scholarships to individuals pursuing nuclear science, engineering, and other disciplines that may be beneficial in developing and maintaining a nuclear workforce. Institutions receiving NRC grants must establish programs to monitor the academic progress of the scholarship recipients.

As a condition for scholarships, 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 3.0 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 baccalaureate degree program in a nuclear or nuclear-related area.

The nuclear development supported by this funding is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly. Consequently, NRC requires scholarship 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. Scholarship 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,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010. 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, 4) program evaluation plans, and 5) names of three MU personnel who could serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.


Up to $200,000 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) per institution for a two year project period may be requested. No student may receive more than $10,000 per year or exceed $20,000 over a 2 year period.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2010

External Proposal Deadline:

August 27, 2010


URL for more information:

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