National Nuclear Laboratory


Monday 22 August 2016

Announcement of webinars for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

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. This year, up to £500,000 is available and Universities and Research Institutes are invited to make proposals in the following thematic areas:

  1. Characterisation
  2. Waste Packaging & Storage
  3. Land Quality
  4. Decommissioning
  5. Spent Fuel & Nuclear Material
  6. Open Criteria & Collaboration with US research organisations
  7. Details and Further Information

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 £100,000 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 the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) on behalf of the NDA.

Further information on the scheme the assessment criteria and selection process is also available by contacting the administrator:

Dr Mark

Details For the Webinars

National Nuclear Laboratory on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will be hosting webinar sessions ahead of the upcoming PhD Bursary call for 2017. The objective of these sessions will be to allow technical leads from the NWDRF to provide further background of the research themes that will be included in the 2017 call. 

Recordings and presentations from the meeting are available through the NNL website

To register for the webinars detailed below please email stating the categories you would like to attend:

Land Quality 

Date: Monday 5th September 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00

Spent Fuel and Nuclear Material

Date: Wednesday 7th September 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00


Date: Monday 12th September 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00

Waste Packaging and Storage

Date: Thursday 15th September 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00


Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00