Call for Proposals

There are some exciting opportunities for anyone (organisations or individuals) who would like to get involved in one of the nuclear industry’s greatest challenges.

Opportunities are available to gain experience, skills, and knowledge as part of the ARC programme – a critical national programme of work.

Alpha Resilience and Capability (ARC) is a collaboration between the UK Government and the nuclear sector, aiming to ensure the UK has the skills it needs to complete current and future missions. Crucial to this is developing the skills of the existing nuclear workforce.

ARC’s technical workstream is seeking proposals from organisations and individuals interested in creating upskilling opportunities.

There are three ways to get involved:

1) Technical interventions

These are funded projects or collaborations which enable the development of new skills and knowledge within ARC partner organisations or alpha-related organisations.

2) Travel bursaries

Funding towards the cost of attending visits, meetings or training events related to alpha skills development, or dissemination of related knowledge, either technical or practical

3) Secondment grants

Support for individuals to spend time working in ARC partners’ facilities to enhance their research or skills

Anyone wishing to apply for a bursary or secondment can do so via this application form:

To develop a technical intervention with the highest chance of approval it is advisable to consult an ARC technical workstream expert, before making a submission. In the first instance such contact should be directed to Cassie Staines at the National Nuclear Laboratory, who will be pleased to help or to direct you to a colleague who can do so:

Cassie can be contacted by email at: