AAU urges Congress to provide $7.7 billion for the DOE Office of Science and $500 million for ARPA-E in FY22.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science is critical to advancing U.S. science and energy frontiers. DOE is the leading source of federal investment in basic physical science research, providing nearly 47 percent of total funding. As such, DOE is the primary sponsor of high energy and nuclear physics research, nuclear medicine, heavy element chemistry, and plasma physics. DOE also plays a key role in maintaining continued U.S. leadership in other fields including the biological and environmental sciences, high performance and quantum computing, and the development of novel materials.