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Second FY24 RTE Call Now Open

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - Calls and Awards, RTE

The second Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) call for fiscal year 2024 is now open. 

Proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on February 29, 2024.

This award process offers an avenue for researchers to perform irradiation effects studies of limited scope on nuclear fuels and materials of interest utilizing NSUF facilities. Completion of RTE projects is expected within 9 months of award. Prospective researchers are strongly encouraged to request samples from the NSUF Nuclear Fuels and Materials Library.

RTE proposals are typically solicited and awarded three times per year. They are reviewed and evaluated for technical merit, relevancy and feasibility. The number of awards is dependent on the availability of funding. Further explanation of the review process can be found here. Proposals must support the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy mission.

For more information about the RTE rules and requirements, please click here or contact Anna Podgorney ([email protected]).

2024 Proposal Submittal and Review Schedule

  • Feb. 1: Solicitation period opens
  • Feb. 6 (9-11 a.m. MST): NEW RTE Call Seminar 
  • Feb. 21: NEW Individual Q&A Sessions (must be scheduled in advance)
  • Feb. 29 (4 p.m. MST): Proposal due date 
  • April 1 (estimated): Selection review completed
  • June 1 (estimated): Proposals awarded