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Title: Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program - FY 2017 ORNL Annual Summary of Completed Projects

Abstract

This report includes summaries of all ORNL LDRD research activities completed by September 30, 2017. It is sent to the ORNL Technical Officer for export control review and classification review prior to being delivered to the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. LDRD is a relatively small but vital program whose purpose is to meet the DOE mission. It allows ORNL and other DOE laboratories to improve their distinctive capabilities and to enhance their ability to conduct cutting-edge R&D for DOE and SPP sponsors. R&D projects funded through LDRD support the following general goals: maintain the scientific and technical vitality of the Laboratory; enhance the Laboratory’s ability to address future DOE missions; foster creativity and stimulate exploration of forefront areas of science and technology; serve as a proving ground for new concepts in R&D; and support high-risk, potentially high-value R&D. ORNL has established a program with three components to meet its LDRD objectives and to fulfill the particular needs of the Laboratory: the Director’s R&D Fund, the Seed Money Fund, and the Distinguished Fellowship Fund (Householder, Russell, Weinberg, and Wigner Fellowships). As outlined in Table 1, these three funds are complementary. The Director’s R&D Fund develops new capabilities in supportmore » of the Laboratory initiatives, the Seed Money Fund is open to all innovative ideas that have the potential for enhancing the Laboratory’s core scientific and technical competencies, and the Distinguished Fellowship Fund allows the Laboratory to hire exceptional early career scientists to refresh its scientific and technical capabilities. Provision for multiple routes of access to ORNL LDRD funds maximizes the likelihood that novel ideas with scientific and technological merit will be recognized and supported.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1480685
Report Number(s):
ORNL/PPA-2018/3
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Webster, C. G. Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program - FY 2017 ORNL Annual Summary of Completed Projects. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1480685.
Webster, C. G. Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program - FY 2017 ORNL Annual Summary of Completed Projects. United States. doi:10.2172/1480685.
Webster, C. G. Thu . "Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program - FY 2017 ORNL Annual Summary of Completed Projects". United States. doi:10.2172/1480685. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1480685.
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title = {Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program - FY 2017 ORNL Annual Summary of Completed Projects},
author = {Webster, C. G.},
abstractNote = {This report includes summaries of all ORNL LDRD research activities completed by September 30, 2017. It is sent to the ORNL Technical Officer for export control review and classification review prior to being delivered to the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. LDRD is a relatively small but vital program whose purpose is to meet the DOE mission. It allows ORNL and other DOE laboratories to improve their distinctive capabilities and to enhance their ability to conduct cutting-edge R&D for DOE and SPP sponsors. R&D projects funded through LDRD support the following general goals: maintain the scientific and technical vitality of the Laboratory; enhance the Laboratory’s ability to address future DOE missions; foster creativity and stimulate exploration of forefront areas of science and technology; serve as a proving ground for new concepts in R&D; and support high-risk, potentially high-value R&D. ORNL has established a program with three components to meet its LDRD objectives and to fulfill the particular needs of the Laboratory: the Director’s R&D Fund, the Seed Money Fund, and the Distinguished Fellowship Fund (Householder, Russell, Weinberg, and Wigner Fellowships). As outlined in Table 1, these three funds are complementary. The Director’s R&D Fund develops new capabilities in support of the Laboratory initiatives, the Seed Money Fund is open to all innovative ideas that have the potential for enhancing the Laboratory’s core scientific and technical competencies, and the Distinguished Fellowship Fund allows the Laboratory to hire exceptional early career scientists to refresh its scientific and technical capabilities. Provision for multiple routes of access to ORNL LDRD funds maximizes the likelihood that novel ideas with scientific and technological merit will be recognized and supported.},
doi = {10.2172/1480685},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
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