Department of Energy (DOE)
Current and Pending Support Disclosures
(Updated 6/6/2022) The Department of Energy issued FAL Department of Energy Current and Pending Support Disclosure Requirements for Financial Assistance on June 1, 2022, directing program officers to implement new disclosure requirements for DOE and NNSA awards. Program officers will implement the provisions in new funding announcements effective immediately.
The new provisions include PI certification about the completeness and accuracy of current and pending support, disclosure of past support on an as-needed basis as required in new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), and a reminder about the requirement to disclose participation in foreign talent recruitment programs.
The purpose of the Current and Pending support for DOE is to allow the identification of potential duplication, overcommitment, potential conflicts of interest or commitment, and all other sources of support. The Principal Investigator (PI), each senior/key person at Stanford, and any proposed subaward must include all sponsored activities, awards, and appointments, whether:
- paid or unpaid;
- provided as a gift with terms or conditions, or provided as a gift without terms or conditions;
- full-time, part-time, or voluntary;
- faculty, visiting, adjunct, or honorary;
- cash or in-kind;
- foreign or domestic;
- governmental or private-sector;
- directly supporting the individual’s research, or indirectly supporting the individual by supporting students, research staff, space, equipment, or other research expenses.
All foreign government-sponsored talent recruitment programs must be identified in current and pending support.
For every activity, list the following items:
- The sponsor of the activity or the source of funding
- The award or other identifying number
- The title of the award or activity. If the title of the award or activity is not descriptive, add a brief description of the research being performed that would identify any overlaps or synergies with the proposed research.
- The total cost or value of the award or activity, including direct and indirect costs and cost share. For pending proposals, provide the total amount of requested funding.
- The award period (start date – end date).
- The person-months of effort per year being dedicated to the award or activity
If required to identify overlap, duplication of effort, or synergistic efforts, append a description of the other award or activity to the current and pending support.
Details of any obligations, contractual or otherwise, to any program, entity, or organization sponsored by a foreign government must be provided on request to either the applicant institution or DOE. Supporting documents of any identified source of support must be provided to DOE on request, including certified translations of any document.
The information may be provided in the format approved by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which may be generated by the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv), a cooperative venture maintained at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sciencv/, and is also available at https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/nsfapprovedformats/cps.pdf. The use of a format required by another agency is intended to reduce the administrative burden to researchers by promoting the use of common formats.
Each current and pending support disclosure must be signed and dated and include the following certification statement:
I, [Full Name and Title], certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that the information contained in this Current and Pending Support Disclosure Statement is true, complete, and accurate. I understand that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent information, misrepresentations, half -truths, or omissions of any material fact, may subject me to criminal, civil or administrative penalties for fraud, false statements, false claims or otherwise. (18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 and 287, and 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733 and 3801-3812). I further understand and agree that (1) the statements and representations made herein are material to DOE’s funding decision, and (2) I have a responsibility to update the disclosures during the period of performance of the award should circumstances change which impact the responses provided above.
If the fillable PDF NSF format is used, the individual must still include a signature, date, and a certification statement using the language included in the paragraph above. If the online version is used in SciENcv, a signature, date, and a certification statement must be attached until the SciENcv website automatically attaches a certification statement.
Limits on Participation in Certain Foreign Talent Recruitment Programs
On June 7, 2019, DOE issued Order No. 486.1, which requires those performing work on DOE contracts to disclose fully and, as necessary, terminate affiliations with foreign government-supported talent recruitment programs from countries deemed by DOE to be high risk (currently China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea).
Talent recruitment programs are defined to include "foreign-state-sponsored attempt(s) to acquire US scientific-funded research or technology through foreign government-run or funded recruitment programs that target scientists, engineers, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States.
In conjunction with this foreign talent program prohibition for DOE contractors, new quarterly reporting relating to senior or key personnel has been imposed.
While this directive currently applies to DOE contracts, similar requirements may be included in cooperative agreements and grants. Please check the terms and conditions of your award for applicability
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