H.R.4375 – STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act

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Week ending December 22, 2017

H.R.4375 – STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act 


HR 4375 provides for a study on broadening participation in certain National Science Foundation research and education programs and to collect data on Federal research grants to science agencies.

Not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the National Science Foundation shall submit a report to Congress on the effectiveness of all National Science Foundation research and education programs for broadening the participation of women and other historically underrepresented individuals in STEM studies and careers, including—

(1) development or identification of performance metrics to evaluate such programs;

(2) information on student outcomes using all available data, including dropout rates, enrollment in graduate programs, internships or apprenticeships, and employment;

(3) identification of any data gaps for evaluating the effectiveness and outcomes of National Science Foundation programs to broaden participation; and

(4) recommendations for maintaining, translating, and disseminating outcomes data for STEM programs funded by the National Science Foundation.

‘Each Federal science agency shall collect standardized record-level annual information on demographics, primary field, award type, review rating, budget request, funding outcome, and awarded budget for all applications for merit-reviewed research and development grants to institutions of higher education and Federal laboratories supported by that agency.’

(Full text of H.R. 4375 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] (Introduced 11/13/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 – 9 (Roll no. 686)

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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