The UKRI Energy Programme wants to ensure that UK nuclear researchers are able to engage in international research programmes. This is in order to showcase UK expertise, while accessing complimentary knowledge, skills and facilities and developing new routes to impact.
The US is a world leader in nuclear research and development and this is an excellent opportunity to build on the links that already exist between UK and US researchers. The DOE of Nuclear Energy created the NEUP in 2009 to consolidate its university support under one programme of expertise.
Thus, the NEUP funds nuclear energy research and equipment upgrades at US colleges and universities, and provides student educational support.
The NEUP plays a key role in helping the Department of Energy accomplish its mission of leading the nation’s investment in the development and exploration of advanced nuclear science and technology.
As it is stated in the Nuclear Energy Roadmap, the DOE promotes nuclear energy as a resource capable of meeting the nation’s energy, environmental and national security needs by resolving technical, cost, safety, and security, proliferation resistance through research, development and demonstration.
In collaboration with the NEUP we’re allowing our respective research communities in the UK and US to build on one another’s capabilities. To address the research challenges facing the continued safe deployment and development of civil nuclear power between the UK and the US in a co-operative, efficient and effective way.
EPSRC is fully committed to develop and promote responsible innovation. Research has the ability to not only produce understanding, knowledge and value, but also unintended consequences, questions, ethical dilemmas and, at times, unexpected social transformations.
We recognise that we have a duty of care to promote approaches to responsible innovation that will initiate ongoing reflection about the potential ethical and societal implications of the research that we sponsor and to encourage our research community to do likewise. Therefore applicants are expected to work within the EPSRC framework for responsible innovation.
Applicants planning to include international collaborators on their proposal should visit the Trusted Research website for information and advice on how to get the most out of international collaboration whilst protecting intellectual property, sensitive research and personal information.
Trusted Research website (CPNI)