August 5, 2009

Science research gets...$327m

Wow, the auto (and battery) industry is really getting a lot of stimulus money (see recent post on $2.4bn electric vehicle funding) while science laboratories gets a measly $327m to fund energy research.

Of the $327m in Recovery Act funding, $107.5m is slated to go to universities, nonprofit organizations, and private firms, on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis. The remaining $220 million will go to U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories for a range of research, instrumentation, and infrastructure projects, including $164.7 million for projects already allocated.

[Photo from Argonne National Laboratory]

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