WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced that it expects to award discretionary grant for the development of nuclear education curricula promoting common defense and security; and protecting the environment.
The estimated total program funding available was cited as $4.7 million, with a ceiling of $200,000 for each award under this program.
This funding opportunity is open to institutions of higher education; Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities; non-profits.
A funding opportunity notice from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission states: "The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorized the NRC Nuclear Education Grant Program to support courses, studies, training, curricula, and disciplines pertaining to nuclear safety, nuclear security, nuclear environmental protection, and other fields that the Commission determines to be critical to the NRC's regulatory mission. The NRC Nuclear Education Grant Program's primary purpose is supporting and developing the educational infrastructure necessary to allow the Nation to safely advance its nuclear energy initiatives."