House Passes FY 2023 Appropriations Bills

On June 20, the House of Representatives passed a package of six bills to fund government agencies for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 on a party-line vote of 220-207. It is unclear when the remaining six funding bills will be voted on in the House, including the FY 2023 Labor-HHS-Education and Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bills. Read more.

Senate Action on Competitiveness Legislation

The Senate is currently working on a smaller version of the USICA/America COMPETES bills for potential consideration and passage next week. Now called the CHIPS Act of 2022, the bill provides significant investments that positively impact graduate education. Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Title IX Guidance for Transgender Students

On July 15, Federal District Court Judge Charles Atchley for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued a temporary injunction blocking the Department of Education’s Title IX guidance that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Read more 

CGS Thanks Co-Chairs of GRAD Caucus

On July 19, CGS President Suzanne Ortega sent a letter to the four co-chairs of the newly established  Graduate Research and Development (GRAD) Caucus to thank them for their support of graduate researchers. This bipartisan caucus is co-chaired by Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Stephanie Bice (R-OK). Read more

NSF Applications for Graduate Research Fellowship Program Now Open

The National Science Foundation just released a solicitation for applications for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for fiscal year 2023. Application deadlines range from October 17-21, 2022, depending on academic discipline. The purpose of the program is to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. Read more