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Investing in the next generation: The Office of Nuclear Energy Issues Requests for Scholarship and Fellowship Applications.

As President Obama recognized in the State of the Union on January 28th, 2014, the best way to grow the economy and create jobs is to prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed in our new economy - particularly in science, technology, engineering and math or “STEM.” The President also declared that, “the all-of-the-above energy strategy announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.”

Nuclear energy is a critical part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and we must invest in the future of nuclear energy by investing in our students.

Today, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) announced two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Integrated University Program (IUP).

The IUP mission is to maintain the discipline of nuclear science and engineering (NS&E). The NE component of IUP supports this mission by providing educational and research opportunities to prepare NS&E students for nuclear energy professions, in support of NE’s mission.

NE is seeking applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate-level fellowships in nuclear energy-related fields. Scholarships are $5,000 for one year. The maximum award for a fellowship is $50,000 per year for three years, with an additional one time $5,000 allotment to fund a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.

Applications are due on March 19, 2014, and must be submitted using the online submittal system found at  NE intends to notify award recipients in April 2014.