Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act - H.R.8044

Overview
Purpose
"To forestall the loss of research talent by establishing a temporary early career research fellowship program."
Primary Sponsors
Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Frank Lucas (R-OK)
Summary of Selected Provisions
  • Permits the National Science Foundation to "establish a 2-year pilot program to award grants to highly qualified early-career investigators to carry out an independent research program at the institution of higher education chosen by such investigator, to last for a period not greater than 2 years"
  • Recommends Congress allocate $250 million for the program in fiscal years 2021 and 2022
Actions
Actions on the House bill
Bill introduced
08/14/2020
Other versions
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University representatives detailed pandemic-driven financial losses and other challenges facing their institutions to the House Science Committee, which is working to build support for research recovery legislation.