Florida International University has a long history of nuclear research and has been developing a new Masters in Applied Radiological Science (MARS) degree program. On June 23rd the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that it had awarded a new grant entitled, “FIU Nuclear Fellowship Program.” This is the 3rd grant awarded to FIU in the past 2 years by the NRC to support this vision. Dr. Konstantinos Kavallieratos from the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry is the Principal Investigator (PI) and Dr. David Roelant of the Applied Research Center is the Co-PI. This new $400K grant will fund 4 fellowships per year for 4 years for graduate students studying nuclear science. Dr. Kavallieratos and Dr. Roelant also are PI and Co-PI on another NRC grant entitled, “FIU Nuclear Scholars Program” that funds $200K for 16 undergraduate students each year for 2 years. The curricula for the MARS program is under development and a proposal to establish the program at FIU will be submitted in September to FIU administration and then the State of Florida for approvals.