TABLE 4-2 KEY Initiatives That Have Influenced the BES Portfolio Since FY 2001

Fiscal Year

Initiative

Description

2001

NNI

Grants reorganized and additional funding provided under NNI, which focused on emergent properties at the nanoscale (see http://www.nano.gov for more information); total funding for FYs 2001–2007 was approximately $37.7 million, which included new money.

2003

CSI

Grants funded as a result of a BES solicitation for high-risk, long-term, multi-investigator, multidisciplinary research on the science of catalysis; most grants readapted from single principal investigator to group efforts; total funding for FYs 1999–2007 was approximately $38.1 million from existing BES funds.

2005

HFI

Grants focused on hydrogen production, storage, and use, largely involving electrocatalysis; agency-wide initiative provided new funds and increased the number of grants for the Catalysis Science Program; one-time funding increment of $50 million was allotted to the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, including a total of approximately $12 million for the Catalysis Science Program.

CONTRACTOR MEETINGS

Unlike the BRN workshops, contractor meetings are organized entirely by individual program managers and are attended primarily by the program’s principal investigators. Some recent Catalysis Science Program contractor meetings are as follows:1

  • Catalysis Science (2004)

  • Nanocatalysis Science (2005)

1

Contractor meeting abstract books are available at http://www.sc.doe.gov/bes/chm/Publications/publications.html.



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