Nuclear Regulatory Commission awards $450,000 grant to University of Missouri for faculty development

Roger McKinney
Columbia Daily Tribune

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded a $450,000 faculty development grant to the University of Missouri.

The grant encourages careers and research in nuclear-related fields for future workforce needs.

It is among 30 grants to 26 institutions totaling $10.7 million from the NRC.

Congress authorized the NRC to provide federal funding opportunities to qualified academic institutions to encourage careers and research in nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering, health physics, and related fields to meet expected future workforce needs. Recipients are to use the grants for scholarships, fellowships and faculty development.

“Quality education is critical for nuclear safety in the future, not to mention the exploration of new possibilities in nuclear science and technology,” said NRC Chairman Christopher T. Hanson in a news release. “We are honored to award these grants to advance scientific research at these fine academic institutions.”