Cooperation on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy


The goal is to support the Sustained Dialogue on Peaceful Uses, to provide a continuing forum for convening global experts in focused discussion to identify new opportunities for promoting enhanced cooperation and assistance in the application of peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The initiative will strengthen global nonproliferation by reinforcing the NPT by amplifying the link between peaceful nuclear cooperation and the Treaty’s core nonproliferation commitments. These funds are in alignment with DOS priorities to strengthen global nonproliferation regimes and commitments, counter the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and maintain U.S. leadership in multilateral fora to advance U.S. interests., Title Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Part Chapter 9 of Part II, Section 585 and 607
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to educational and research institutions and U.S. not-for-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, foreign educational and research institutions, and foreign not-for-profits/NGOs/social enterprises and international NGOs and PIOs. See for further information.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Applicants should be knowledgeable of existing programs in peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology and sustainable development and best practices for international cooperation in these fields, including programs funded by the U.S. Government in this area. See for further information.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Completed applications must be submitted electronically through SAMS Domestic. Faxed proposals will not be accepted at any time. Applicants must follow all NOFO instructions carefully and provide all the required information. See NOFO in for more information.
Award Procedure
The final decision to recommend an applicant for funding is at the discretion of the Director of ISN/MNSA. Final signatory authority resides with the State Department's Grants Officers in AQM. The assistance award agreement is the authorizing document, and it will be provided to the Recipient electronically via the SAMS Domestic system. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing. See NOFO in for more information.
Application deadline 60 days after posting in SAMS. See NOFO in for more information.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
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How are proposals selected?
The State Department will review all proposals for technical eligibility. Each application will be evaluated and scored on the four-part Proposal Components using a 100-point scale by a peer review committee of DOS officials and other experts. See NOFO in for more information.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance will be used to convene activities that engage technical and policy experts from developing countries and from local, regional and international institutions with relevant expertise in informed discussion of topics relevant to achieving the objectives of the cooperative agreement. See NOFO in for more information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Same as needed by 2 CFR 200.
Information collected to support quarterly and final progress and financial reports must be kept for a minimum of three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Two years from date of grant award. See for further information. See NOFO in for more information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Christine R. Martin
ISN/MNSA Suite 5821
washington, DC 20520 USA
Phone: 202-341-5291
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 21$4,000,000.00; FY 22 Estimate Not Available FY 23 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$4,000,000 from ISN/MNSA NADR funds for FY21 and foreign (United Kingdom) funds provided under an MOU pursuant to the FAA currently held in ISN/MNSA accounts.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2021 Activities could include discussion of how peaceful application of nuclear science and technology can be applied to help meet national development goals and UN Sustainable Development Goals related to food safety and security, human health, water resource management, and addressing environment and climate change issues.


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