NRC awards $9 million in grants for nuclear science and engineering education

May 5, 2022, 9:30AMNuclear News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded 25 grants totaling more than $9 million to 20 academic institutions in 20 states. Under the NRC’s University Nuclear Leadership Program, the grants are designed to support education in the nuclear science and engineering fields. The institutions rewarded include four-year universities and colleges, two-year trade schools and community colleges.

Grant details: Among the 25 grants are four undergraduate scholarships, nine graduate fellowships, one trade scholarship, and 11 faculty development awards.

Each undergraduate scholarship provides as much as $20,000 in financial support during a two-year program. Graduate fellowships each provide up to $200,000 during a four-year program. the trade/community college scholarship provides up to $10,000 during a two-year program. Each faculty development award provides as much as $450,000 over a three-year period.

Grant totals to date: Since Congress established the University Nuclear Leadership Program in 2009, the NRC has awarded a total of 598 grants worth more than $192 million. There have been 173 fellowship grants, 166 faculty development grants, 146 scholarship grants, and 86 trade school/community college scholarship grants. Recipients have included more than 165 faculty members and 4,500 students in 38 states and Puerto Rico. A total of 106 of these grants have been awarded to minority-serving institutions, including two such institutions in 2022.

Award recipients: The institutions receiving grants and the totals awarded are listed below.

Faculty DevelopmentPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, Pennsylvania$ 450,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentOregon State UniversityCorvallis, Oregon$ 450,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentUniversity of TennesseeKnoxville, Tennessee$ 450,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentUniversity of Nevada, RenoReno, Nevada$ 450,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette, Indiana$ 450,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station, Texas$ 450,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentSan Jose State UniversitySan Jose, California$ 300,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentIdaho State UniversityPocatello, Idaho$ 450,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg, Virginia$ 350,168.00
Faculty DevelopmentOhio State UniversityColumbus, Ohio$ 450,000.00
Faculty DevelopmentClemson UniversityClemson, South Carolina$ 450,000.00
FellowshipIdaho State UniversityPocatello, Idaho$ 394,695.00
FellowshipUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham, Alabama$ 373,735.00
FellowshipClemson UniversityClemson, South Carolina$ 400,000.00
FellowshipCity University of New York (CUNY)New York, New York$ 399,168.00
FellowshipUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, Michigan$ 400,000.00
FellowshipWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, Massachusetts$ 399,942.00
FellowshipColorado School of MinesGolden, Colorado$ 400,000.00
FellowshipPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, Pennsylvania$ 400,000.00
FellowshipOregon State UniversityCorvallis, Oregon$ 400,000.00
ScholarshipThomas Edison State UniversityTrenton, New Jersey$ 199,523.00
ScholarshipLouisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge, Louisiana$ 199,998.00
ScholarshipWestern Carolina UniversityCullowhee, North Carolina$ 200,000.00
ScholarshipIdaho State UniversityPocatello, Idaho$ 192,390.00
Trade/Community College ScholarshipBismarck State CollegeBismarck, North Dakota$ 131,163.00

Total$ 9,190,782.00

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