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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Integrated Research Projects Proposals (for Nuclear Energy)

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.

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)

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

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:

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:, 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:, 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 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.