NDA PhD Bursary Call 2019

National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is pleased to announce the 2019 PhD bursary call for proposals.

Funding will be available to UK academic institutions for PhD projects and to SMEs seeking ‘top-up’ funding for CASE awards and EngDocs in relevant areas. Only project proposals with a total cost to NDA of less than £120,000 will be considered (excluding cost of any collaboration with US research organisations). Eligible projects will include PhD projects involving universities or subcontractors where the bursary is used as a grant top-up in order to access national facilities for research involving the handling of radioactive materials.

To comply with the Government's protective security procedures all employees/contractors will be subject to an Industry Assurance check and a level of National Security vetting. Proposals will be assessed by a group of nuclear industry specialists. Contractual arrangements will be administered by NNL on behalf of the NDA.

Proposals must be submitted using the application form available on the link below and need to be submitted online by 15:00 on Monday 12th November 2018.

Please click on the following links for more information

NDA Bursary Call 2019 submission page - click here to submit

NDA Bursary Call 2019 Additional Information 

NDA Bursary Call 2019 Advert

NDA Bursary Call 2019 Contract T&C’s


Further information

NNL and the Nuclear Decommissioning Research Working Groups will be happy to answer any questions relating to the research themes that have been set out in the call.  If there is sufficient demand to do so this process will include a conference call with nominated experts, which will be held approximately mid-way through the call.  In the first instance, and questions are to be submitted in writing to the administrator (contact details below).

Further information on the scheme, contract T&C’s the assessment criteria and selection process is also available by contacting the administrator, Dr Mark Bankhead directly at the following email address (mark.bankhead@nnl.co.uk) and within the documents posted on this page.