Providing long-standing peer review support via the ORISE contract, ORAU has helped DOE Office of Science (DOE-SC) determine funding awards for its Early Career Research Program and assisted them in awarding grants for advanced industry research for many decades. In FY17, ORAU provided objective peer review services, supporting more than $282 million in funding allocations for six specific DOE-SC program offices:
- DOE-SC Early Career Research Program
- DOE Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Program
- Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research
- Fusion Energy Sciences
- High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Physics
Through peer review, DOE can have confidence in the research being proposed and ensure that its research funding decisions are made on scientific feasibility and verifiable technical merit.