HEP June PI Meeting

Dear Colleagues –
As you may be aware, the DOE Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) is busy preparing for several activities that are planned to take place during the current calendar year as well as continue as part of our long-term planning process.   Currently, the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5), a subpanel of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), is concluding its deliberation process and will present the long-term strategic plan for HEP at the upcoming HEPAP meeting on May 22-23, 2014.    After review of this report, HEPAP will provide its recommendations to DOE/HEP in order for our office to implement the plan.   Further, during FY15, we will continue the large scale comparative review of research proposals submitted by US academic institutions.    We are currently preparing the FY2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for these annual reviews and expect the FOA to be issued by early-June 2014.   This will also mark the 4th round of the process conducted by the office.     We are also preparing a separate FOA for a new HEP subprogram, known as “Accelerator Stewardship”, which focuses on the broader applications of HEP-developed accelerator technologies.   This FOA is planned for new funding opportunities in 2015 to address high impact R&D topics and will be issued synchronously as our regular FY2015 comparative review FOA.

In order to brief and guide the university HEP community on the above activities, we invite you to a meeting of all Principal Investigators (PIs) to be held as indicated below.   This invitation also includes co-PIs on an existing DOE grant as well as those PIs interested in applying to future comparative review  

Date:  Monday-Tuesday, June 16-17, 2014
Time:  Tentatively starting 9:00 am EST on June 16 and ending 4:00 pm EST on June 17, 2014

Venue:  Hilton Rockville Hotel
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(adjacent to the Metro-DC Twinbrook - Red Line)
Tel: (301) 468-1100
Fax: (301) 468-0163

Meeting Website:  The meeting website is currently in preparation and a link to site will be available through the DOE Office of High Energy Physics website:


Agenda:   Preliminary information is provided on our DOE Office of High Energy Physics webpage:


Note:  again, as soon as it becomes available, please follow the link from this URL to access the detailed agenda.

Registration:   Although registration is not required, in order to assist with logistical planning, please register at the above website.  (Note: there is no registration fee for the meeting.)

The format for these meetings will address the following topics:

  • Overview of the P5 strategic plan in HEP and DOE/HEP’s initial plan for implementation
  • General presentations by national laboratory representatives on HEP activities at labs
  • General presentation on the HEP Comparative Review process
  • Presentation by individual DOE Program Managers providing guidance on preparing comparative review applications for the merit reviews process in each respective subprogram, the programmatic priorities and budgetary factors for the subprogram
  • Presentation on the Accelerator Stewardship program including information on the upcoming FOA. 

Additional information in regards to the June PI Meeting, including links to the upcoming P5 plan and presentations from the talks, will be posted on the meeting website as they become available.

To provide general background information on some of the above topics, we also encourage you to visit the following sites:

I would like to thank you for your participation at this meeting and look forward to seeing you at the Rockville Hilton in June.


James Siegrist
Associate Director, Office of High Energy Physics
US Department of Energy