CINR Funding Opportunity Announcement

Fiscal Year 2025 CINR FOA

Each year, the NSUF seeks proposals that will utilize NSUF irradiation, post irradiation examination, and beamline capabilities through the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  Through the NSUF CINR topic areas, NSUF provides no cost access to world class capabilities to facilitate the advancement of nuclear science and technology.

In addition to access to state of the art facilities, the NSUF provides technical assistance including the design and analysis of reactor experiments.  NSUF Technical Leads can be found on the Contacts page

Application information is available in Part IV in the FY25 CINR FOA.

Important Dates

All deadlines are at 5 p.m. ET

Letter of IntentJune 5, 2024
R&D/NSUF Pre-ApplicationsJune 26, 2024
NSUF Pre-Application Statement of WorkAugust 1, 2024
NSUF Full Application Statement of WorkOctober 30, 2024
Full R&D/NSUF and IRP Applications
November 13, 2024

Duplication of NSUF Program Activities

Proposals that completely duplicate previous or on-going NSUF, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD), or other DOE-NE supported studies will not be considered. A complete list of NSUF awards can be found under the R&D section on website.  In addition, please review recent competitive awards, R&D program websites, and documents.

Data Management Plan

Consult the FY25 CINR FOA for specific requirements on Data Management Plans for applications to this FOA. 

For information about the Nuclear Research Data System (NRDS), email [email protected] or visit

Additional Resources

  • FY25 CINR FOA Webinar and Question and Answers
  • Acknowledging the NSUF
    • NSUF projects: This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy under DOE Idaho Operations Office Contract DE-AC07-05ID14517 as part of Nuclear Science User Facilities award #_______.
    • HPC work: This research made use of Idaho National Laboratory's High Performance Computing systems located at the Collaborative Computing Center and supported by the Office of Nuclear Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Science User Facilities under Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517.

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