NRC’s UNLP to award 22 new education grants

February 7, 2024, 12:07PMNuclear News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced its intention to award 22 education grants worth a total of $8.2 million to 16 academic institutions in 15 states. The grants, which are part of the NRC’s University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP), are meant to support nuclear engineering and science programs. Two of the recipient schools are classified as minority-serving institutions.

Grant values: The 22 grants comprise eight undergraduate scholarships, six graduate fellowships, one trade school and community college scholarship, and seven distinguished faculty advancement awards. Each undergraduate scholarship will provide as much as $20,000 to support students over three years; each trade school scholarship, as much as $5,000 to students over two years; and each graduate fellowship, as much as $50,000 per year to students over four years. Each distinguished faculty advancement award will provide as much as $600,000 over a four-year period.

Institution
StateFellowshipScholarshipTrade School Scholarship
Distinguished Faculty Advancement
Total
Florence Darlington Technical CollegeSC

$149,200.00
$149,200.00
University of MichiganMI$400,000.00$200,000.00

$600,000.00
University of Illinois at Urbana ChampaignIL
$200,000.00
$600,000.00$800,000.00
Purdue UniversityIN
$200,000.00
$500,000.00$700,000.00
University of Missouri (Rolla)MO
$199,070.00

$199,070.00
University of FloridaFL
$200,000.00

$200,000.00
Idaho State UniversityID
$196,987.00

$196,987.00
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVA$400,000.00$199,743.00

$599,743.00
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNY$400,000.00$200,000.00

$600,000.00
North Carolina State UniversityNC$400,000.00

$600,000.00$1,000,000.00
Colorado School of MinesCO$400,000.00


$400,000.00
Florida International UniversityFL$400,000.00


$400,000.00
Clemson UniversitySC


$600,000.00$600,000.00
Utah State UniversityUT


$600,000.00$600,000.00
University of CincinnatiOH


$600,000.00$600,000.00
University of Massachusetts-LowellMA


$600,000.00$600,000.00
Total
$2,400,000.00$1,595,800.00$149,200.00$4,100,000.00$8,245,000.00


More info: Since it began in 2009, the UNLP has awarded more than 600 educational grants valued at more than $186 million. This funding has benefitted 110 minority-serving institutions, more than 176 faculty members, and about 4,200 students in 39 states and Puerto Rico. More information about NRC educational grant opportunities can be found on the NRC’s website. The list of final awards can be found at grants.gov.


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