The White House this week announced the 46 new Energy Frontier Research Centers that it will fund using a total $777 million; each center will receive between $2 million and $5 million annually for five years. Selected from 260 applications, the 46 centers include 31 that are led by universities, 12 by Department of Energy National Laboratories, two by nonprofit organizations, and one by a corporate research laboratory.
Supported in part by President Obama’s $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the EFRCs are designed to bring together groups of leading scientists to address fundamental issues in the life sciences and other fields. One life-sci winner, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, will use its $15 million award toward establishing a biofuels center.
A complete list of designated EFRCs is available here.
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