Rules for Award Winners

Intellectual Property and Copyright

The award winning work may not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any intellectual property rights, statutory or common law copyrights, proprietary rights, privacy rights, moral rights, or any other rights of any third party or entity.

The Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Award does not transfer intellectual property rights to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The author may not claim or imply that the research results are endorsed by the Office of Nuclear Technology R&D. The Office of Nuclear Technology R&D must be referenced if the research project was funded in full or in part by the Office of Nuclear Technology R&D.

DOE Logo

The DOE logo or official seal are not to be used in the presentation or publication of the research unless the project was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Third Party Approval

Applicants submitting co-authored papers for award consideration must have the endorsement of the faculty author(s) or the agreement of all co-authors.


The U.S. Department of Energy and its agent, University Research Alliance, may publicize the award using the applicant's name, likeness, and such details as warranted to publicize the program and the awards. Applicant's likeness and award details will be published on the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards website and may be submitted for publication via other publicity vehicles.


Award winning authors may not be defamatory or libelous in any manner toward any person or constitute or result in any misappropriation or other violation of another person's publicity rights or right of privacy.

ANS Winter Meeting

First Place Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Award winners will present their most up-to-date research at the annual ANS Winter Meeting.