ogy have emerged as areas with a large and inherent overlap with CMMP activities. For the funding trends discussed here, the committee has made an effort to focus on CMMP-related physics efforts.

The primary funding sources in terms of the total amount of funds allocated for CMMP research over the past 10 years have been the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research (NSF DMR); the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences (DOE BES); the Department of Defense Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and Naval Research Laboratory (DOD ARO, AFOSR, and NRL, respectively); and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Materials Physics and Condensed-Matter Physics programs (NASA MP and CMP).

The total funding for CMMP basic research from the sources listed above has varied little over the past 10 years. When corrected for inflation, using Office of Management and Budget (OMB) deflators, the net increase over this period is roughly 10 percent. Figure 10.1 gives the overall funding level for CMMP basic research at universities in inflation-adjusted fiscal year (FY) 2006 dollars. The total amount of support shown in this figure, roughly $600 million per year, includes the direct funding of research through grants to individual investigators and small

FIGURE 10.1 Federal investment in condensed-matter and materials physics basic research in terms of inflation-adjusted FY 2006 dollars. SOURCE: Data supplied to the Committee on CMMP 2010 by the respective agencies.



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