Integrated Research Projects Proposals (for Nuclear Energy)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Integrated Research Projects Proposals (for Nuclear Energy)

http://www.ne.doe.gov/newsroom/2012PRs/nePR052512.html

Nuclear Energy University Programs/Department of Energy

PI Eligibility:
Texas A&M University faculty are eligible. IRPs should be led by internationally recognized scientists or engineers.

Institutional Eligibility: 
Your proposal will need to be submitted in the name of Texas A&M University. The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Number of Applications: 1
A specific university may not submit more than one application as the prime applicant for this particular CFP in each of the IRP areas. Upon receipt of the first application from a designated lead university, receipt of any subsequent applications from that university will be deemed non-responsive and rejected without further review. However, there is no limit to the number of applications to which a specific eligible entity may participate as a team member/subcontractor.

Summary:
The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announced that through its Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) it is now accepting applications from universities interested in conducting nuclear energy-related Integrated Research Projects (IRP).

IRPs represent the program directed component of the NEUP strategy by providing research and development (R&D) solutions that are the most directly relevant to the near-term, significant needs of the NE R&D programs. IRPs complement the other NEUP components, which include Program Supporting and Mission Supporting university-based R&D, University Reactor and Research Equipment Infrastructure Upgrades, and Integrated University Program Student Fellowship and Scholarship Grants.
IRPs are significant, three-year projects that address specific research issues or capability gaps identified and defined by the NE R&D programs, and are intended to develop a capability within each specified area. These projects will be multidisciplinary and require multi-institutional partners.

The following three IRP focus areas are addressed by this fiscal year 2012 Call for Proposals (CFP):

  1. Advanced Nuclear Cladding and Fuel Materials with Enhanced Accident Tolerance for Current Generation & GEN III+ Light Water Reactors ($1.17M/yr totaling up to $3.5M)
  2. Degradation of Used Nuclear Fuel in Storage ($1.17M/yr totaling up to $3.5M) 
  3. Inherently Safe Light Water Reactors ($2.0M/yr totaling up to $6.0M)

Dates:
June 14, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline for an email of intent, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to limited submissions@tamu.edu

June 18, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

June 22, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

July 9, 2012:  Deadline Request of Application.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.