Senate Bill 637
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 9, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 9, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 9, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
637
Congress
117
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act

This bill authorizes the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a two-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 two years.

In awarding grants, the NSF shall give priority to (1) early-career investigators who are from groups that are underrepresented in scientific research, and (2) early-career investigators who choose to carry out independent research at a minority-serving institution.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
03/09/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
03/09/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 10, 2021 5:57:14 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:22:18 PM