FY2023 Appropriations: DOE-Office of Science Dear Colleague Letter

On April 29, 123 co-signers released a dear colleague letter in support of Fiscal Year 2023 funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. “As the nation’s primary sponsor of research in the physical sciences, the DOE Office of Science has built—and maintains—a unique collection of 28 large-scale, cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind user facilities relied upon by more than 36,000 researchers annually. Nearly half of these users are university faculty and students from all 50 states. Others come from U.S. industry, and many are conducting research for other key federal science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DOD). Without these critical facilities, thousands of users would be forced to move their job-creating research activities overseas or terminate their research altogether.” The Energy Sciences Coalition, of which CGS is a member, sent a letter in March urging Congress to appropriate $8.8 billion in FY23 for the Office of Science.