The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published a supplement to President Biden’s 2022 budget request. This document is a supplement to the President’s 2022 Budget request submitted to Congress on May 28th, 2021, and serves as the Annual Report for the National Nanotechnology Initiative called for under the provisions of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (15 USC §7501). The report also addresses the requirement for Department of Defense reporting on its nanotechnology investments (10 USC §2358).
The President’s 2022 Budget requests $1.98 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Cumulatively totaling over $38 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001 (including the 2022 request).
This Supplement highlights significant progress toward the five goals of the NNI identified in the 2021 NNI Strategic Plan. Furthermore, the nanotechnology research community continues to leverage former NNI investments that have established a strong foundation of understanding at the nanoscale to combat COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics. Example efforts, as highlighted on the cover, include vaccines, diagnostic tests, and preventative measures such as masks, filters, and antimicrobial coatings.
This document has published by Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology and Committee on Technology of the National Science and Technology Council.
A primary objective of the NSTC (The National Science and Technology Council) is to ensure that science and technology policy decisions are consistent with the President’s stated goals. The NSTC prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals. The work of the NSTC is organized under committees that oversee subcommittees and working groups focused on different aspects of science and technology.
This report is available here.