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RWFI E-Note Monthly July 2022 Highlights Reaching a New Sciences Energy Workforce Opportunities

The July 2022 edition of the RWFI E-Note Monthly, NETL’s Regional Workforce Initiative (RWFI) newsletter, is now available and includes details on a range of grant funding and training opportunities from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Some of the funding opportunities outlined in the newsletter include:

  • The New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) program uses the Office of Science (SC) 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 ecosystem. The hands-on RENEW experiences will open new career avenues for participants and form 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, key personnel, students and postdocs of RENEW awards will be invited to participate in cross-Basic Energy Sciences researcher meetings and/or SC-wide professional development and collaborator events.

    The deadline for project applications if Aug. 1.
  • RENEW has also announced funding opportunities for Earth and Environmental Research that will build capacity in climate and environmental science-relevant programs, particularly at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions. Funding may be requested to support experiential training, mentoring, and institutional capacity-building activities in partnership with DOE national laboratory Scientific Focus Areas supported within Biological and Environmental Research’s (BER) Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD). 

    BER broadens and diversifies institutional representation in the EESSD portfolio because there are many academic scientists at institutions not currently supported by BER which have limited familiarity with EESSD programs and research support. 

    The deadline for applications is Aug. 24.
  • RENEW’s pilot program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) is intended to use ASCR’s unique national laboratory infrastructure and user facilities to provide training and research opportunities for students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty from underrepresented groups and at institutions that are currently underrepresented in the ASCR portfolio such as non-R1 institutions of higher education and minority serving institutions, including HBCUs. 

    The hands-on experiences gained through RENEW will open new career avenues for the participants who will gain the critical skills and expertise needed for the full breadth of quantum computing and networking activities, including DOE national laboratory staffing. Institutional capacity developed through RENEW will likewise open career avenues for future generations.

    The deadline for interested applicants is Sept. 16.

Previous editions of RWFI E-Note Monthly can be found in the newsletter’s online archive. Click here for more information about the NETL Regional Workforce Initiative.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.