UK-US Academic Network in Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation Skills

NuSec supports academic collaboration with the NNSA ETI, MTV and NSSC consortia through the provision of collaborative postdoctoral research grants, and support for mobility and training activities. NuSec also supports collaboration with the DoD/DTRA University Research Alliances. The aim of this support is to develop collaboration between UK and US researchers in the UK and the US working in nuclear security and non-proliferation skills. 

As result of additional STFC funding we have now reopened this very popular Grants Scheme

Our grants will continue to support collaboration between UK and US researchers in nuclear security and non-proliferation technologies and will support up to 80% of project costs. 

The collaboration grants are available to UK researchers wishing to collaborate with the NNSA consortia and DoD/DTRA University Research Alliance including:  

  • Undergraduate student interns/summer research projects, up to £2,900  for 2  months (in accordance with the SEPNET Stipend rate of £1,450 per month )
  • Research visits up to £10,000
  • Conferences and Training activities up to £2,000  
  • Postdoctoral research projects (PDRA), up to £50,000. FEC costs can include Overheads.

Collaboration grants to support UK researchers collaborating with US partners will be managed by NuSec. Equivalent funding for US researchers will be managed by the NNSA/DTRA consortia.

For further details on how to apply for a NuSec Research Collaboration Grant please click on the Guidance Tab below.

For further details on the UK-US Awards, that we have offered to date please click on the Awards Tab below.

IMPORTANT UPDATE *As our funds are now fully committed for the remainder of the NuSec Network, there will be no further awards*.