Calls for Proposals

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (CINR FOA)

Submittal Instructions

Applications are submitted annually through the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement. More information is available on the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) website.

The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) is seeking proposals for projects that will utilize NSUF irradiation, post-irradiation examination and critical facility capabilities, including those of our partner institutions.  Click here to view a list of NSUF facilities and the technical point of contacts.

Proposals submitted should directly support Department of Energy Nuclear Energy research and development programs. Information on these programs, including the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, Fuel Cycle Research & Development, Advanced Modeling and Simulation, Next Generation Nuclear Program (NGNP [refer to Gen IV on the DOE Web page]), and the Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Initiative can be found on the Office of Nuclear Energy website

While priority will be given to proposals that further the direction of DOE's nuclear energy research programs, the NSUF will consider all technically feasible proposals for scientific merit and selection. 


Rapid Turnaround Experiments (RTE)

Submittal Instructions

Proposals can be submitted and viewed through MY NSUF on the NSUF home page.  Follow the instructions below to submit a proposal.  MY NSUF Quick Guide provides further instruction and RTE guidelines for proposals.

Create Proposal for Open Call, click the + icon at the right hand corner.  Complete the information requested in each of the sections.  All sections must be completed before a successful upload can occur. Click the Save button often to ensure your information is not lost.  

You can edit your proposal until you click Submit for Review. Once you submit your proposal for review, you will no longer be able to make changes to your documents. 

When you have completed the information required in each section, click the Submit for Review button. Remember, once you submit your proposal it cannot be accessed except by the NSUF program administrator. If you discover you’ve made a mistake or uploaded the the wrong files, please contact Jeff Benson (jeff.benson@inl.gov) (208) 526-3841 and he can open the system to give you access to your files.

NOTE: You can save rapid turnaround proposals as you work and return to them at any time. If you have started a proposal but note yet submitted it, you will find it in My Proposals. You can click the Edit icon on the right hand side and continue working on the proposal. If the left column has a view (eye) icon then the proposal has been submitted for review and you can view, but not change it.