grantees (and basic science) while bringing new researchers and new research approaches into the portfolio. The program also has been successful in using advice from BESAC (derived through workshops and COVs), contractor meetings, and professional meetings to shape its portfolio and influence funding decisions in a more “bottom-up” approach.
The committee recommends that the Catalysis Science Program continue to broaden participation in its contractor meetings and other activities. Non-DOE sponsored workshop organizers and grantees funded by other BSE programs should be invited to attend the Catalysis Science Program activities to provide a more diverse influence on the portfolio. This is particularly important in the development of research directions that will have a long-term impact on the program.