Cash prizes up to $3000 are available for university students who have published or presented research papers relating to nuclear technology. Papers are being accepted in the following categories through Sunday March 18:

  • Advanced Fuels (including in-core materials and cladding, materials science, in-core instruments, detectors, sensors and nano-scale structures and materials)
  • Advanced Reactor Systems (including material science, advanced alloy development and testing, nuclear physics, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics, fast reactor concept development, advanced reactor design)
  • Energy Policy (including decision support simulators which may include game theory, economic modeling, and applied mathematics)
  • Material Recovery and Waste Form Development (includes advanced extraction technology for dry and wet recycling of used nuclear fuel, advanced waste form development and its characterization, uranium resources, thermodynamics and kinetics)
  • Material Protection, Control, and Accountancy (including instrumentation, detectors, and sensors for safeguards and nonproliferation applications)
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering (including nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry applicable to R&D nuclear fuel cycle and generic geology repository)
  • Used Fuel Disposition (including storage, transportation, disposal of commercial used fuel, behavior of actinides and radionuclides under generic repository conditions)

Use this link to apply.