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New Award for Nuclear Forensics Research Announced

Last week, DHS announced the new Nuclear Forensics Research Award (NFRA) program. Nuclear forensics helps prevent nuclear smuggling and plays a role in identifying those responsible for an attempted or actual terrorist nuclear attack on the homeland.

The NFRA program will provide technical education and mentorship to students entering the nation’s nuclear forensics workforce. This program will also support cutting edge research in nuclear forensics in collaboration with a national laboratory.  This is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and laboratory staff to conduct research and build relationships in order to facilitate future collaboration.

The Nuclear Forensics Research Award, which is run through the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, is designed to recruit and produce a new generation of leaders and technical experts in a wide-range of fields essential to nuclear forensics, to ensure our nation will have exceptionally skilled scientists equipped to execute this vital homeland security mission well into the future.

To learn more about how to apply for the Nuclear Forensics Research Award please visit our webpage.

Last Updated: 09/21/2018
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