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First FY 2022 RTE Call Now Open

Monday, January 17, 2022 - Calls and Awards
This cycle opened on 1/17/2022 and will close 2/28/2022.

The first FY 2022 Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) call has opened.

Proposals are due Monday, February 28th, 2022.

The RTE 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. Applications are accepted from all levels of experience including graduate students and very early career researchers. 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 solicitations and awards are dependent on the availability of funding. Further explanation of the review process can be found at RTE Technical Review Process. Proposals must support the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy mission.

The NSUF announced two changes to the RTE solicitation process on January 5th, 2022. Find more information here

For more information about the RTE rules and requirements, please go to NSUF's website or contact Jeff Benson (jeff.benson@inl.gov).

Proposal Submittal & Review Schedule

Solicitation period opens1/17/2022
Proposal due date2/28/2022

Call closes at 4 p.m. Mountain Time

Selection review completed4/15/2022
Proposals awarded5/1/2022