H.R.1358: STEM Opportunities Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 19 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action June 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

STEM Opportunities Act of 2013 - Directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide federal science agencies with guidance on establishing specified policies to accommodate the needs of caregiver researchers who receive their research awards.

Requires each federal science agency to annually collect and submit to the National Science Foundation (NSF) institution-level data on demographics, primary field, award type, review rating (as practicable), budget request, funding outcome, and awarded budget for all applications for merit-reviewed research and development grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) and federal laboratories. Requires NSF to publish a statistical summary of that data.

Directs OSTP, in collaboration with NSF, to identify and disseminate to federal science agencies information and best practices useful in educating program officers and members of standing peer review committees at federal science agencies about: (1) resear...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.