The Administration

    CGS Comments on NIH UNITE Initiative (4/8/21)

    On April 8, CGS submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) UNITE Initaitive in response to a Request for Information inviting insights and suggestions to advance and strengthen racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in the biomedical research workforce and to advance health disparities and health equity research.


    CGS Joins Letter Requesting President Biden Champion the RISE Act (3/24/21)

    On March 24, CGS joined a letter led by Research!America, requesting President Biden champion the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act (H.R.869/S.289), which would provide $25 billion for research relief.


    CGS Joins Letter to DOS, DHS on Actions to Support International Students (3/18/21)

    On March 18, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter recommending how the Department of State (DOS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can support international students' return to campuses and institutions in the fall 2021 semester.


    CGS Joins Letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas on Higher Ed Priorities (2/3/21)

    On February 3, CGS joined a letter congratulating Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on his confirmation and sharing how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can support international students and scholars.


    CGS Joins Letter to President Biden on IHEs' Role in Overcoming COVID-19 (1/29/21)

    On January 29, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to the Biden Administration outlining the ways that higher education institutions (IHEs) could be a resource in the fight against the COVID pandemic. 


    CGS Joins Letter to Acting Secretary of Education on Scope of Emergency Student Funds (1/28/21)

    On January 28, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to Acting Secretary Rosenfelt asking that DREAMers and international students be made eligible for emergency student funds under HEERF II.


    CGS Joins Community Letter to Secretary of State Blinken (1/27/21)

    On January 27, CGS joined an introductory letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken including higher education priorities for international students and scholars.


    CGS Joins Community Letter to DHS on OPT (1/26/21)

    On January 26, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting support for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    CGS Joins TFAI Coalition Letter to President Biden (1/25/21)

    On January 25, CGS joined the Taskforce on American Innovation coalition in sending an introductory letter to President Biden including priorities for research and development.


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