would the AMO budget at your agency have to expand to maintain the previous levels of grant numbers?

  1. What would be the ideal size of a grant in experimental AMO? In theoretical AMO? How much would it cost to raise all grants to these levels?

  2. If you track demographics, what has been the age distribution of the grantees in your program in 2004 and how has that distribution shifted in the last decade?

  3. The committee is particularly interested in the percentage participation by women and underrepresented minorities each year for the last 10 years and whether there have been any substantial shifts in the last decade.

  4. The number of students supported and Ph.D.s granted each year for the last 10 years.

  5. Has your agency begun supporting any special centers or larger group efforts in AMO science? If so, please provide us with a short paragraph or two describing their intellectual thrusts and the size of the award(s).

  6. Please describe how the intellectual balance of the support for AMO science has shifted over the last decade. What are the major areas of interest today?

  7. Please describe the extent to which your agency supports interdisciplinary activities that include AMO science.

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