Nuclear Challenges

Seeking a stronger and more diverse nuclear field through a three-year, $30 million capstone investment.


Our capstone investment is focused on strengthening and diversifying the nuclear field. We provide support to a broad range of non-governmental institutions including universities, think tanks, and research centers from around the world. Individuals are not eligible to receive support unless they are affiliated with or sponsored by an institution.

We are committed to the continual improvement of our grantmaking strategy by regularly engaging with independent experts, government officials, and private industry representatives from inside and outside the nuclear sphere. We also rely on a cohort of internal and external advisors for input and guidance.

Our portfolio is comprised of a variety of awards—from targeted rapid response projects lasting a few months or less, to multi-million-dollar, multi-year grants in support of general operations. A given award tends to include policy-relevant scholarship, stakeholder engagement, and/or outreach and dissemination of policy prescriptions.

Although we have made our final grants under this program and are no longer accepting proposals, we welcome your thoughts on relevant issues.