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The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
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June 14–16, 2021
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Nuclear Science Week is a week-long celebration focusing local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. This year, it will be held October 19-23. Because Nuclear Science Week is an ideal time to host outreach events, ANS wants to help Local and Student Sections planning events to coincide with it.
Up to $1,500 will be distributed to help sections begin new Nuclear Science Week outreach activities. There is a $1,000 maximum grant request; there is no minimum request amount. There is no set number of sections that may be awarded cash.
Cash Assistance grants do not limit any section's ability to apply for and receive in-kind donations of public information materials for Nuclear Science Week or other events.
Cash Assistance Grant application form must be submitted by ANS national members on behalf of their section. Contact Janice Lindegard with questions or for additional information.
In order to be considered for a grant, the activity or event must promote one or more of the following messages:
This year, we encourage you to take advantage of ANS’s K-12 nuclear science and technology education program, Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM, by incorporating it into your outreach efforts. You can find more information about the program on the ANS website, and we’re happy to help you in adapting its elements to your outreach events.
Volunteer members of ANS will review applications. The reviewers will judge applications based on alignment with messaging (see above), target audience, evidence of the section's ability to execute the activity, and methods for measuring the effectiveness of the event in achieving the desired goal.
Applications are due on or before September 7, 2020. Grant recipients will be notified by September 21, 2020. Contact Janice Lindegard with questions or for additional information.
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