NuSec Personal Developments Grants Scheme

February 2020

This award scheme is aimed at strengthening the research and innovation capacity of Nuclear Security Scientists and developing new collaborations between researchers and partner organisations.

It is open to researchers based either at a University, Research Establishment or a Company within the UK and will support activities such as attending research conferences, industrial placements or attending training courses.

Over the past 7 years,  the NuSec Network has made 31 PDG awards to researchers  at UK Universities totalling around £31,000, to support attendance and collaborations at Nuclear Security Science events and courses in the USA , Europe and Australia. For further details click here

Grants of up to £1,000 will be awarded.  50% matched funding will also normally be required except for Early Career Researchers.

The closing date for all NuSec PDG Applications is now one month before the start date of the proposed personal development activity.

Applicants will be informed of a decision usually within 1 - 2 weeks of each closing date.

For further details, please  click on download button (above) to view the latest NuSec PDG Guidance Notes  which include our PDG Assessment Criteria and a PDG Application Form.

Please submit completed PDG Application Form to

Receipt of your application will be confirmed via an email from the NuSec network within 3 working days.

If you do not receive an email within 3 days confirming receipt of your submission, then please please e mail

Please help promote our PDG awards by circulating this Poster  to your  colleagues and read  details of our previous awards.

IMPORTANT - PDG Applications for IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS), Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) and Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector (RTSD),  4 – 11 November 2023, Vancouver, Canada.  

 The closing date for PDG applications for this event is 4th October 2023 . Applicants will be informed of a decision usually within a couple of weeks of submission. Additional criteria also apply, please read our NuSec PDG guidance for further details.

 Please submit completed PDG Application Form to