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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

News Release, Calls and Awards

DOE Awards 37 RTE Proposals

IDAHO FALLS -- The U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) has selected 37 new Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) projects, totaling approximately $1.4 million. These project awards went to 22 principal investigators from universities, 11 from national laboratories, one from industry, and three foreign universities.   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...

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Calls and Awards

DOE Awards Seven CINR NSUF Projects

In June, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected one industry, three DOE national laboratory, and three university-led projects to take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will support two of these projects with a total of $1 million in research funds. All seven of these projects will be supported by more than $2.4 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post-irradiation examination facilities, synchrotron beamline capabilities, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through NSUF. In addition, one of the abovementioned NEUP R&D...

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Newsletter, Calls and Awards

RTE Schedule Update

Like with many things, the spread of COVID-19 has impacted the Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) award process. Proposals submitted in the second RTE call are still being reviewed. Award letters were originally scheduled to be sent June 1. However, this will most likely be delayed. The third RTE is anticipated to open on August 3, 2020. If you have questions about RTEs, please contact Jeff Benson (jeff.benson@inl.gov)....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Calls and Awards, Newsletter

Second FY 2020 RTE Call Opens

The second FY 2020 Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) has opened. Proposals are due Thursday, March 12.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. 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 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...

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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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