Apply to the Delegation

IMPORTANT: If you sent in an application and did not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours that your application was received, please submit your application again to and CC

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation (NESD). The students selected to join the delegation should be well-rounded and active in their fields. Delegates are among the top of their class, actively participate in extracurricular activities such as their local American Nuclear Society chapter and other professional societies, and show a strong commitment to the advancement of their field. The delegation is normally composed of students studying nuclear science and engineering with an interest in political science or public policy but also includes students studying other disciplines (e.g., medicine, sciences/math, engineering, political science) with direct applications to nuclear technologies. Applicants should have Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student status at their university or institution at the time of application, and must be current students during the fall of 2021. Note that graduating seniors applying for the delegation should have the intent to attend graduate school in the fall of 2021; graduate students applying for the delegation should not be graduating before the delegation meets in September 2021.

The 2021 Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation will take place from September 26th - October 1st in Washington, D.C., with the option to move to a virtual meeting depending on the state of the pandemic. While NESD is sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute and the American Nuclear Society, delegates are still required to secure funds from their university or institution to cover travel related expenses (hotel, airfare). Past delegates have found that their schools are usually more than willing to support NESD. If accepted, we will assist you in securing funds from your school for travel and other expenses.

To apply for the 2021 Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation, please complete the online application process described below. You will be required to submit a 1-2 page resume in addition to responses to the three questions below. Please use single-spaced, 12-pt. font, and 1-inch margins for the essay answers. Text above the limit for each essay answer will not be considered.:

  1. Why are you interested in being part of the Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation, and what would you like to accomplish during this Delegation? (1/2 page limit)
  2. The Delegation is committed to advocating for Nuclear Science and Technology students to ensure a sustainable nuclear workforce and infrastructure. Write a short policy statement focused on the importance of federal funding for education to meet this demand. (1 page limit)
  3. What current policy (positive or negative) is most critical to the future growth of nuclear systems and technology? Why? (1 page limit)

Application Documents

Please submit your application to and CC with the subject line labeled "NESD Application LASTNAME".

Your application should consist of three (3) attachments:
(1) Your Contact Information (LASTNAME_FIRST_contact.xlsx or .xls)
(2) Your Resume (LASTNAME_FIRST_resume21.pdf)
(3) Your Responses (LASTNAME_FIRST_responses21.pdf)