DOE to provide USD7.5 M for new nuclear data research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a plan to provide USD7.5 M for new research on nuclear data. The aim is to expand and improve the quality of data needed for a wide range of nuclear-related activities from basic research in nuclear science, to isotope production, nonproliferation efforts, and nuclear power generation.

Research is expected to include experimental work, computational modeling and simulation, and potential efforts to improve the curation of access to existing data. New data developed from the projects will be transferred as appropriate to the United States Nuclear Data Program, which acts as a central clearinghouse for nuclear data used by both science and industry.

Total planned funding for this FOA over three years will be USD7.5 M, with out-year funding contingent on congressional appropriations.

The DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement, issued by DOE’s Office of Science and titled, “Nuclear Data Interagency Working Group/Research Program,” along with a parallel, companion announcement for DOE national laboratories.

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