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Department of Energy (DOE)

On December 13, 2019, DOE issued Order 142.3A that removed an exemption to a foreign national approval process for institutions of higher education. Prior to this change, institutions of higher education were not required to obtain DOE approvals for foreign national participants conducting fundamental research.

On September 4, 2020, DOE issued Order 486.1A. DOE t has included a requirement in certain awards that require their review and approval of all foreign nationals (as defined by DOE, anyone who is not a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization) supporting the project. This requires submission of additional documentation to DOE for each foreign national on the project.

A separate policy covering university-based grantees is expected to follow. It should be noted that DOE views participation in a foreign talent program a conflict of interest that needs to be reported.

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Identification of Potential Conflict of Interest

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