On May 5, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on student loans and their impact on workers. During the hearing, Congressional Democrats continued to call on President Biden to forgive $50,000 per borrower. While President Biden has ruled out the idea of forgiving $50,000 per borrower, he will make a final decision before the pause in student loan repayment expires on August 31. Read more.
80 Selected for DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science recently announced 80 graduate students for the Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSRP). Since 2014, the SCGSR program has provided more than 870 U.S. graduate awardees from 155 universities with supplemental funds to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. Read more.
Supplemental Funding at the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation issued a dear colleague letter encouraging requests for supplemental funding for the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program. The Division of Human Resource Development within NSF invites active alliance grantees to submit a supplemental funding request to support the research training of post-baccalaureate students. Read more.
Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success Program Applications
The Department of Education issued a federal register notice this week inviting applications for the Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success Program. The purpose of this program is to encourage institutions of higher education to develop model programs to support veteran student success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students. Read more.
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality Request for Nominations
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is looking for seven new members to be on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. The council provides advice and recommendations to the agency’s director and to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on priorities for a national health services research agenda. Read more.