On Wednesday, the Task Force on American Innovation (an alliance of industry, professional societies, and university organizations, including AAU) sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda D. Young urging them to increase investments in the Department of Energy Office of Science in FY24.
As the letter explained, the DOE Office of Science is “America’s largest supporter of research in the physical sciences,” especially research on clean energy and decarbonization. The letter urged Granholm and Young to seek funding for the DOE Office of Science in FY24 at the levels authorized in the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act. “This level of investment,” the letter noted, “is necessary to expand and accelerate American research and development in key focus areas where U.S. leadership is critical.”
TFAI also plans to reach out to heads of other science agencies and advocate for increased funding levels for research and development in FY24.