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Department of Energy (D0E)

Disclosure Guidance

Updated Current and Pending Support. Financial Assistance Letter No. FAL 2022-04 dated June 1, 2022

The new provisions include PI certification about the completeness and accuracy of current and pending support, disclosure of past support on an as-needed basis as required in new award announcements, and a reminder about the requirement to disclose participation in foreign talent recruitment programs.

Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support requirements were significantly updated on October 1, 2020.  See Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-2021

Also note:  The use of a format required by the National Science Foundation for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support is mandatory, either through SciENcv or a fillable PDF.

key definitions

Foreign Talent Program 

DoE (Order 486.1) defines Foreign Talent Programs as:

Distinguishing features of a foreign government talent recruitment program covered by this policy include:

(a) Compensation provided by the foreign state to the targeted individual in exchange for the individual transferring knowledge and expertise to the foreign country. The compensation can take several forms, such as cash, research funding, honorific titles, career advancement opportunities, promised future compensation, or other types of remuneration or other consideration.

(b) Recruitment refers to the foreign state sponsor's active engagement in attracting the targeted individual to join the foreign-sponsored program and transfer their knowledge and expertise to the foreign state. The targeted individual may be employed and located in the United States, or in the foreign state.

Note that, generally, an invitation by a foreign state to simply attend or present work at an international conference would not constitute recruitment.