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-2021Also 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.
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.