Funding Opportunities

Search opportunities funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) that supports the production, and the development of production techniques, of radioactive and stable isotopes in short supply for research and applications.

If you are interested in applying for a funding opportunity listed below, click on the link and follow the instructions listed. For questions regarding funding opportunities, please contact

Student Bursaries Available for Attending Radiochemistry-Related Symposia at Pacifichem 2021

Financial Assistance: Funds have become available from the US Department of Energy Office of Isotope R&D and Production to help offset costs for students/trainees to attend selected radiochemistry-related symposia at Pacifichem 2021. Those symposia are; #190, Advancements in Isotope Production-Providing Important Materials for Research and Applications; #180, Advancements in the Chemistry of Targeted Alpha Therapy, and #178, The Chemistry of 18F, 11C and Radiometal-based Probes for Molecular Imaging & Precision Medicine. The funds will be provided as bursaries for up to 30 awardees of $1000 per student award. The bursaries will be distributed to awardees after the submission of copies of expense receipts from the meeting.

Eligibility: Financial assistance is available to those who are undergraduate students, graduate students, or Postdoctoral Fellows during the time of the Pacifichem 2021 meeting. The awards will be given to students/trainees from US institutions, and preference will be given to those who submit abstracts for presentation (currently abstract submission is open until April 12, 2021).

Requirements: Applicants must provide: (1) a resume or curriculum vitae, (2) a letter from your supervisor indicating your status as a student or Postdoctoral Fellow at the time of the meeting, and that you will be able to attend the meeting if given the award, and (3) a brief statement of why you want to attend the symposia and how the bursary will help you attend.

Send Applications To: (mail) Pacifichem 2021 Bursary Committee; c/o Prof. D. Scott Wilbur, Department of Radiation Oncology, Box 355016, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105; or (email) Bursary applications should be received no later than July 30, 2021.

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Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Project

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

We would like to bring to your attention 4 transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:  

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2021 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 8, 2021, and March 7, 2022.

Fiscal Year: 2021

Post Date: 02/07/2021

Submission Deadline: 05/05/2021

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Project


Department of Energy Nuclear Data Interagency Working Group Research Group


Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0002440

Fiscal Year: 2021

Post Date: 12/07/2021

Letter of Intent Due Date: 01/07/2021

Letter of Intent Response Date: 01/21/2021

Submission Deadline: 03/08/2021

Nuclear Data Interagency Working Group Research Program



Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Samll Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

The SBIR and STTR programs are U.S. Government programs, intended to help certain small businesses conduct R&D. At DOE, funding takes the form of grants. Projects must have the potential for commercialization and meet specific DOE mission-specific R&D needs.

DOE offers more than sixty technical topics and 250 subtopics, spanning research areas that support the DOE mission in:

  • Energy Production
  • Energy Use
  • Fundamental Energy Sciences
  • Environmental Management, and
  • Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

*Select the Office of Isotope R&D and Production, then select Ethan Balkin as program manager. If the Office of Isotope R&D and Production is not available, select the Office of Nuclear Physics, then Ethan Balkin as the program manager.

SBIR and STTR Information