The Department of Energy (DOE) supports research in the geosciences at 25 university campuses as well as at the national laboratories and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Funds for the program have grown sharply since 1969, when the total for university research amounted to $483,000. The last 3 years have seen major funding increases. The total was $3,026 million in 1981, $3,141 million in 1982, and $4,519 million in 1983. Grants to individual investigators ranged from a low of about $40,000 to a high of about $337,013 in fiscal year 1983, and the average grant for that year was about $130,000.