The 2014 Federal Budget provides more than $1.7 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), reflecting steady growth in the NNI investment.
The cumulative NNI investment since fiscal year 2001, including the 2014 request, now totals almost $20 billion. Cumulative investments in nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety research since 2006 now total nearly $750 million.
Funding is reported by eight Programs Component Areas (PCAs).
The 2014 NNI budget supports nanoscale science and engineering R&D at 15 agencies. Agencies with the largest investments are:
DOE (fundamental and applied research providing a basis for new and improved energy technologies)
NSF (fundamental research and education across all disciplines of science and engineering)
NIH (nanotechnology-based biomedical research at the intersection of life sciences and the physical sciences)
DOD (science and engineering research advancing defense and dual-use capabilities)
NIST (fundamental research and development of measurement and fabrication tools, analytical methodologies, and metrology for nanotechnology)
Other agencies investing in mission-related research are the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Transportation (including the Federal Highway Administration), Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (including the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Forest Service, and the Agricultural Research Service).
NNI Budget by Agency, 2012-2014
Graph below is from the 2014 Budget Supplement (page 8.)
Table 2: NNI Budget, by Agency, 2012–2014
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