The University Nuclear Leadership Program anticipates awarding 22 education grants to 16 academic institutions, including two minority-serving institutions, totaling $8.2 million. NC State University Department of Nuclear Engineering is one of these institutions, receiving graduate fellowships in the amount of $50,000 per year to a total of $400,000, and a distinguished faculty advancement grant totally $600,000. Both awards are over a four-year period. Leads for these awards include Dr. Steven Shannon, Director of Graduate Programs as well as Drs. Kostadin Ivanov, Department Head and Mohamed Bourham, Associate Department Head respectively.
“A competent and well-educated workforce is a necessary prerequisite for nuclear safety and continued U.S. leadership,” said John Tappert, acting director of the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. “We are very excited to sponsor these grants to support the education and development of tomorrow’s nuclear leaders.”
Announcement from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is available here.