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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Announcement

NSUF Websites Updated

This update includes new mobile-friendly card views for data, implementation of dynamic keywords to improve collaboration and proposal reviewer selection, and optimizations and improvements to various search systems.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new version of the Nuclear Science User Facilities websites. This update contains new features to improve collaboration and the proposal reviewer selection process, a complete overhaul and upgrade to the various search systems used to locate research and development data, and a new feature to allow result pages to be fully compatible with smaller resolution devices. Dynamic KeywordsGenerated keywords help connect proposals and researchersTo improve collaboration and the reviewer selection process, expertise keywords are now generated for each reviewer using publications and presentations they have associated with their user account through the...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Announcement

NSUF Seeking High-Interest Capability Recommendations

The NSUF is seeking input on needs and recommendations to assist DOE-NE in determining what capabilities supporting research are of highest interest to the nuclear energy (NE) research community over the next 1, 3, and 5 years. This is an informal request from the NSUF and is intended to supplement the official annual request for information from DOE-NE. The information provided has the potential to influence DOE-NE infrastructure investments.The input being sought includes capability descriptions, potential scientific impact, programmatic importance, anticipated utilization, and costs (capital investment, installation, and operating and maintenance [O&M]). Input is requested not only for new capabilities but...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Announcement

Statement Regarding COVID-19

All,Like the rest of the country we have been watching and monitoring the impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Because we are a distributed user facility, we have been tracking our partner facilities as they received guidance from their parent institutions. All NSUF partner institutions have been impacted at some level.As many facilities close or restrict access and activities, please work directly with the facilities conducting your work to determine how this will impact your project and milestones.The NSUF Program Office based at Idaho National Laboratory has been working remotely since March 17 and anticipate this will be the case for...

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Announcement, Calls and Awards, Newsletter, News Release

DOE-NE Awards 19 RTE Projects

IDAHO FALLS -- The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has selected 19 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling approximately $690,000. These project awards went to 12 principal investigators from universities, five from national laboratories, one from industry, and one foreign university.    The NSUF competitively selected these projects from a pool of high-quality RTE proposals submitted during the solicitation period. Each proposal was evaluated based on a variety of factors including technical approach, mission relevance, and scientific-technical merit. The NSUF, managed by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), provides unparalleled opportunities for nuclear energy researchers. Through the RTE solicitation, a researcher can...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Announcement, Users Group

Register Now for Users Organization Meeting

The NSUF Users Organization will hold its annual meeting to update users on NSUF research and facility capabilities as well as act as a venue for users to voice concerns. The event will take place after the annual TMS meeting in order to make it even more convenient for NSUF users. Discussion topics will include:NSUF Program Office updatesRecent partner facility updates Panel discussion with NSUF Program Office staff to discuss what is and isn't workingNSUF research project updatesIf you have questions about the event please reach out to Peter Hosemann or Tiffany Adams. REGISTER NOW »...

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Announcement, Calls and Awards

DOE-NE Reopens NSUF 1.3 in CINR FOA

DOE-NE has released Amendment 003 to the FY2020 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The purpose of this amendment is to: (1)  Clarify readiness requirements for NSUF-1.3 applications with this statement: “The NSUF readiness requirements are applicable to all NSUF funded workscopes (Reference Table 1. FY 2020 Work scope Overview) with the exception of NSUF 1.3: NUCLEAR MATERIALS DISCOVERY AND QUALIFICATION INITIATIVE. Applications in the NSUF 1.3 work scope may include preliminary materials fabrication and characterization within the context of the work scope. Other than this noted exception, NSUF will not support preliminary fuels, materials or instrumentation development work,...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Calls and Awards, Announcement

DOE Awards 31 RTE Proposals, Opens FY-20 1st Call

Awards will go to 22 principal investigators from universities, six from national laboratories, and three from foreign universities.

IDAHO FALLS -- The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has selected 31 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling approximately $1.1 million. These project awards went to 22 principal investigators from universities, six from national laboratories, and three foreign universities. The FY 2020 first call is also now open for proposals. More information is available on the RTE page on nsuf.inl.gov. The NSUF competitively selected these projects from a pool of high-quality RTE proposals submitted during the solicitation period. Each proposal was evaluated based on a variety of factors including technical approach, mission relevance, and scientific-technical merit. The NSUF, managed by...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Calls and Awards, Announcement, Newsletter

Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Announcement Released

This infrastructure program, a part of the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) program was established to continue to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in nuclear R&D and ensure that American universities have the best equipment and tools available to educate the next generation of industry leaders.

The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) has released the FY 2020 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002129). The infrastructure support program will be administered by the Nuclear Science User Facilities program office. This FOA supports research reactor upgrades and general scientific infrastructure for universities only.Application Due Date: November 13, 2019 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.VIEW FOA »LEARN MORE ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM »SUBMIT AN APPLICATION »...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Calls and Awards, Announcement, Newsletter

CINR Funding Opportunity Announcement Released

NSUF has eight work scopes open for proposals ranging from researching in-reactor instrumentation to high performance computing.

The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) has released the FY 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (DE-FOA-0002128). Official copies of the documents are available at grants.gov. Applications are to be submitted to neup.gov.The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has eight work scopes in the FOA:FC-2.5: NSUF Separate Effects Testing in TREAT using Standard Test CapsulesNSUF 1.1: Testing of Advanced Materials for Sensors and Advanced Sensors for Nuclear ApplicationsNSUF 1.2: Irradiation Testing of Materials Produced by Innovative Manufacturing TechniquesNSUF 1.3: Nuclear Materials Discovery and Qualification InitiativeNSUF 2.1: Core and Structural MaterialsNSUF 2.2: Nuclear Fuel Behavior...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Announcement

NSUF Websites Updated

This update contains many features aimed at improving the utility and convenience of public- and user-facing systems, new features for facilitating research collaboration, and improvements to methods used in the exploration of supported capabilities and resources.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new version of the Nuclear Science User Facilities websites. This update contains many features aimed at improving the utility and convenience of public- and user-facing systems, new features for facilitating research collaboration, and improvements to methods used in the exploration of supported capabilities and resources. User ProfileNSUF account holders will now have access to a dynamically generated User Profile that includes many quality of life improvements to support collaboration, review assignment, publication and presentation administration, and reduce the amount of time required to submit proposals to the NSUF.In addition to expanded biographical...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Announcement

DOE-NE Releases FY 2017 Request for Information (RFI) for Nuclear Materials

DOE-NE, through the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF), is seeking information regarding 1) existing nuclear energy research materials and specimens that can, potentially, be added to the NFML, and 2) future needs for nuclear energy-related material to support ongoing nuclear energy challenges as well as future research advancements in nuclear energy.

DOE-NE has released a Request for Information (RFI) (DE-SOL-0010995) FY 2017 University, National Laboratory, Industry and International Input on Potential Additions to the NSUF Nuclear Fuels and Materials Library. DOE-NE, through the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF), is currently seeking information regarding 1) existing nuclear energy research materials and specimens that can, potentially, be added to the NFML, and 2) future needs for nuclear energy-related material to support ongoing nuclear energy challenges as well as future research advancements in nuclear energy.The Nuclear Fuels and Materials Library (NFML), which is owned by DOE-NE and curated by the NSUF, is a collection...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Announcement

DOE Seeking Information on FY 2018 R&D and Infrastructure Focus Areas

DOE is seeking information, comments, feedback, and recommendations from interested parties for future work scope areas for the major NE-funded research programs in four R&D areas.

DOE is seeking information, comments, feedback, and recommendations from interested parties for future work scope areas for the major NE-funded research programs in the following R&D areas:Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FC R&D) ProgramReactor Concepts Research, Development, and Demonstration (RC RD&D) ProgramNuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) ProgramNuclear Enabling Technologies (NEET) Crosscutting Technology Development (CTD)DOE is also seeking information, comments, feedback, and recommendations from interested parties to determine what capabilities that support research, training and technology demonstration, are of high interest to the nuclear research community. In addition to receiving feedback on the aforementioned capabilities, DOE seeks input on...

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Announcement

Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announces small business voucher opportunity

The small business vouchers are provided by the DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy to support nuclear energy innovation in the small business sector.

The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) today announced the availability of fiscal year 2017 funds for small business vouchers to assist applicants developing advanced nuclear energy technologies who are seeking access to the world class expertise and capabilities available across the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories complex. The small business vouchers are provided by the DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy to support nuclear energy innovation in the small business sector."The objective of GAIN is to accelerate cost-effective commercialization of innovative nuclear energy technologies," said Rita Baranwal, GAIN director. "This cost-sharing initiative enables partnerships with small businesses and...

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Announcement

U.S. Department of Energy, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre sign MOU

Beligan Reactor 2

Belgian Reactor 2The United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Belgium's Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucléaire (SCK/CEN) (also known as the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning cooperation in nuclear energy research and development on January 13, 2017.This MOU will enable collaboration on future irradiations and post-irradiation examinations (PIE), including planned SCK/CEN activities to take place in the Belgium Reactor 2 (BR-2) and associated Laboratory for High and Medium Activity (LHMA) hot cells, as well as planned DOE activities to take place in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT)...

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