DOE Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce for High Energy Physics (RENEW-HEP)

Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO). Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity.

Program Summary

Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) aims to build foundations for Office of Science (SC) research and training at institutions historically underrepresented in the SC research portfolio. RENEW leverages SC’s unique national laboratories, user facilities, and other research infrastructures to provide undergraduate and graduate training opportunities for students and academic institutions not currently well represented in the U.S. science and technology (S&T) ecosystem. The hands-on experiences gained through RENEW will open new career avenues for participants, forming a nucleus for a future pool of talented young scientists, engineers, and technicians with the critical skills and expertise needed for the full breadth of SC research activities.

The DOE SC High Energy Physics (HEP) program hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for the Reaching a New Energy sciences Workforce for High Energy Physics (RENEW-HEP) initiative. This program is intended to support training and research experiences in support of particle physics for members of underserved communities, with the dual goals of : (1) increasing the likelihood that participants from underrepresented populations, such as those present at minority serving institutions (MSIs)1, will pursue a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related field; and (2) supporting investigators and building research infrastructure at institutions that have not traditionally been part of the particle physics portfolio. 

Applications for traineeships are also encouraged to include support for building research capability in the particle physics portfolio; specific topical areas of interest are articulated in DEFOA-0002844. Applications from MSIs are particularly sought, though it is anticipated that groups from research institutions where substantial research infrastructure is already in place may play an important role in recruiting and hosting participants or cohorts of participants from neighboring institutions, either directly or through partnering arrangements. 


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST January 30, 2023

DOE Letter of Intent Deadline: 3pm MST February 21, 2023 

DOE Application Deadline: 9:59pm MST March 31, 2023

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Project Summary (1 page maximum): Provide the name of the applicant, the project title, the PI and the PI’s institutional affiliation, any coinvestigators (including any unfunded collaborators) and their institutional affiliations, the objectives of the project, a description of the project, including methods to be employed, and the potential impact of the project (i.e., benefits, outcomes).
  • Lead PI Curriculum Vitae
  • Budget Overview (1 page maximum): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

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The PI on a letter of intent, pre-application, or application may also be listed as a senior or key personnel on separate submissions without limitation.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicant institutions are limited to no more than three (3) letters of intent or applications.

Award Information

Ceiling: $500K per year

Floor: $50K per year

Period of Performance: 3 years