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Required pre-applications for the 2023 Basic Energy Sciences - Reaching A New Energy Sciences Workforce (BES-RENEW) funding opportunity are due February 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.

Learn more about BES-RENEW and apply here!


Total Funding: $10M

Award Size and Duration: $500K - $750K per year; 3-year awards

Eligibility (Lead/Partner): 

  • Lead: non-R1 MSI
  • Coordinating Partner: 1 DOE National Lab or 1 R1 MSI
  • Other Partners (optional): non-R1 MSIs
  • Pre-Applications: Limited to 1 per PI; 3 per institution


  • Pre-Application: February 21
  • Pre-Application Response: March 24
  • Application: May 2

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. Principal Investigators, students, and postdoctoral researchers supported by RENEW awards will be invited to participate in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) meetings for supported researchers and/or SC-wide professional development and collaborator events.