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Award Announcement FY18 RTE Call 3

Award Announcement
FY18 RTE Call 3

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FY19 RTE 1st Call Opens

FY19 RTE 1st Call Opens

Proposals due Oct. 31

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DOE releases FY19 CINR FOAs

DOE releases FY19 CINR FOAs

NSUF, NEUP and NEET workscopes

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DOE selects CINR awards

DOE selects CINR awards

FY18 awards for NSUF workscopes

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DOE releases workscopes

DOE releases workscopes

For the FY19 CINR webinars

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Resources for researchers

No other user facility in the United States offers the wide variety of reactors, hot cells, beamlines and analysis instrumentation that are available through the NSUF.


A wide variety of beamline facilities are available for experiments and analysis.

Gamma Irradiation

The NSUF offers researchers access to best-in-class gamma irradiation facilities.

Ion Irradiation

The NSUF offers a range of ion irradiation research opportunities.


The NSUF offers ten reactor facilities to users whose proposals are awarded access.

Post-Irradiation Examination

Users can be awarded access to a broad range of PIE facilities.

Computing Resources

Providing researchers with advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to support a wide range of activities in harsh environments.

Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Database

Search nuclear energy R&D infrastructure at national labs, universities and industry.

Nuclear Fuels & Materials Library

Proposals may be submitted for these samples, which were irradiated in ATR and EBR II.


Search the database of NSUF publications and presentations since its inception.


Awarded Experiments


Journal Publications




Partner Facilities

This is the Work We Do

NSUF research supports Department of Energy-Office of Nuclear Energy missions. Most of the research looks at either understanding the mechanisms of radiation on materials and fuels to address the challenges of the current fleet of reactors or looks at materials and fuels for the next generation.

NSUF partner facilities

The NSUF and its partner facilities create a nationwide infrastructure that greatly expands the types of research available. This model utilizes a distributed partnership with each facility bringing exceptional capabilities to the relationship, including: reactors, beamlines, instruments, hot cells, and most importantly, expert mentors.