The DOE Office of Science supports basic research and the development, construction, and operations of open-access scientific user facilities and research capabilities that serve to deliver the scientific discoveries to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. The Office of Science is the nation’s largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and the lead federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for our nation’s future.

Each year, DOE submits a budget request to Congress for the next fiscal year for Congress to consider through its Congressional appropriations process.