Director Alivisatos has announced the awards for the FY2014 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program. A total of about $22.1 million was allocated for 77 projects, which primarily focus on fundamental science and translational research in energy science and technology applications, address the use of large-scale computation and data science, and aid in the development of a biological manufacturing capability to create advanced energy sources, chemicals, and materials. Funded projects can be viewed here. Evaluations for area-focused proposals used input from area and divisional review committees. A smaller number of proposals of Lab-Initiative significance went through a parallel review process led by the Deputy Director and Area Lab Directors. Out of 26 Lab-Initiative proposals submitted, 12 projects were funded (highlighted in list).