Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

04 Dec 2020

NDA Bursary Scheme 2020-2021

The NDA is requesting applications to its bursary scheme, to support the NDA mission to deliver safe, sustainable and publicly acceptable solutions to the challenge of decommissioning and clean-up of the UK’s civil nuclear legacy. The NDA’s goals for the scheme are as follows:

  • Maintain and develop the key technical skills that will be required to help us carry out the mission over the coming decades
  • Provide fundamental understanding of technologies and processes across the NDA estate
    Develop early stage technologies (TRL 1 – 3)
  • Encourage two-way knowledge transfer between the academic and industrial communities working on nuclear decommissioning

What is not covered under the scheme is R&D focused on site-specific challenges such as improving the efficiency of an existing plant or process or on training resource in a specific capability. Those research areas are the responsibility of the individual subsidiaries and SLCs.

This year, up to £750,000 is available from the NDA PhD bursary to support projects that will lead to the award of a PhD. Universities and Research Institutes are invited to make proposals up to a value of £120k per project.

Proposals must be submitted online by 15:00 on Friday 15th January 2020.

Find out more.