Funding Opportunities

The Ohio State University Nuclear Reactor Lab staff welcome the opportunity to collaborate with researchers interested in pursuing research to further the nuclear engineering field.

Prospective users seeking funding for use of OSU’s experimental facilities are encouraged to submit proposals to appropriate agencies to fund their research. If you need support for the development of a proposal to utilize any of the user facilities available at the OSU-NRL, please e-mail for more information or assistance.


We are pleased to highlight these opportunities:


Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE)

The Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) solicits Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) proposals, allowing researchers to utilize an NSUF facility, such as OSU. Proposals are solicited and awarded by NEUP three times per year. Proposals must support the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy mission (Rapid Turnaround Experiment Research Capabilities and Areas of Interest) The review process can be found at RTE Technical Review Process


The NSUF Program Office urges prospective users to do their homework before applying - whether that’s familiarizing yourself with the websites for NSUF or Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) or even getting in touch with chief scientists and technical points of contact for facilities you might utilize.

It’s essential, the NSUF Program Office employees say, because being prepared helps applicants and experienced users alike understand the capabilities of the facilities they aim to use. All the while, it acquaints them with the DOE-NE mission and NSUF feasibility areas that proposals must abide by. Read NSUF's article "How to Write Better Proposals: Awareness, Specificity and Brevity".