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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Scholarship and Fellowship Program - (NRC Scholarship/Fellowship and Faculty Development Programs) - #77.008

This program provides funding to accredited post-secondary schools and institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, fellowships, and stipends to develop a cadre of professionals, and a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials. Faculty development grants provide support for developing applications for research, small amounts for initiating or continuing research projects in their areas of expertise, and expenses associated with an institution’s faculty development plan. Funds are managed by the awardee institution. Primary responsibility for general supervision of all grant activities rests with the grantee institution. Funds many not be used for purposes other than those specified in the award. Fellowships, scholarship and stipends are paid to the students and fellows directly through his/her institution. Scholarship and fellowship recipients are required to comply with a service obigation agreement for a period of 6 months for every year or partial year of support received.




Applications using the SF-424 forms stipulated in the Funding Opportunity Announcement must be submitted through Grants.gov, signed electronically by an official authorized to commit the institution in business and financial affairs, and who can commit the organization on the SF-424B to certain proposal certifications. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 220 (OMB Circular No. A-21) for colleges and universities. Recipients for scholarship and fellowship support must show evidence of ability such as academic records, and grade point average. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Capacity and ability of the institution to effectively conduct the program. Number and quality of students that will be served by the program. Justification for number of students served and amount of stipend and scholarship support. Quality and feasibility of recruitment and marketing strategies. Quality of technical programs for scholarship/fellowship programs. Type of student support, i.e. mentoring or advisor assistance Feasibility and completeness of an evaluation plan that will measure the effectiveness of the scholarship/fellowship program Institutional support for the program and the extent to which the institution is committed to making the program an organizational focus. Plans for sustainability. Additional merit review considerations apply. See the selection criteria as stated in the funding opportunity announcement.

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